Program Info

Website
https://floridadep.gov/rcp/aquatic-preserve/locations/biscayne-bay-aquatic-preserves
Region(s)
SE
Summary
Continuous water quality data are collected at five water quality stations (Station IDs: BBBB14, BBJT71, BBLR03, BBMRSC, BBMRDW) located within the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves in 15-minute intervals for eight parameters using protocols established by the National Estuarine Research Reserve's System-Wide Monitoring Program. This program is paired with the North Biscayne Bay Water Quality Program (5026) and relates to the benthic data collected in the North Biscayne Bay Seagrass Loss Monitoring Program (5027).
Parameters
water temperature (°C), specific conductivity (mS/cm), salinity (psu), dissolved oxygen (%), dissolved oxygen (mg/L), depth (m), pH, turbidity (FNU), and chlorophyll (RFU and ug/L)
Notes
Application
To measure changes in estuarine waters that help provide a better understanding of how human activities and natural events can affect coastal resources and to provide valuable data on the short-term variability and long-term changes in estuaries to researchers, natural resource managers and other coastal decision-makers.
Publications
presentations, meetings, reports, and online
Start
2019
End
Current
Frequency
Continuous
Method
15-minute data collections at fixed stations currently using YSI EXO2 data sondes, with earlier data from YSI 6920 at BBLR03 and YSI 6600-V2 at BBBB14.
Discontinuity
Data Location
Aquatic Preserve Data Portal - https://www.floridaapdata.org/
Data Format
.csv (yearly files)
https://www.floridaapdata.org/
Habitats
Water Column
SEACAR Citation
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP); Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection (RCP); Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves. (2023). Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves Continuous Water Quality Monitoring. Updated 04/05/2024. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/5077
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Griffin N Alexander

BBAP Manager

Griffin.N.Alexander@FloridaDEP.gov

Leah Leyland

Water Quality Technician

Leah.Leyland@FloridaDEP.gov

Veronica Lopez

Spatial Ecology Coordinator

Veronica.Lopez@FloridaDEP.gov

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Water Column : Water Quality, Water Clarity 07/08/24 02:41 PM Download File - Continuous WQ - 5077.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Biscayne Bay

Indicators

Indicator
Water Column - Water Quality
Water Column - Water Clarity

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
Data WQ_Sonde_OnePerSite_WQ_11.16.21.xlsx 05/31/22 09:22 PM View Details
GIS APCWQ_DatasondeSites_20240229.xlsx 02/29/24 03:19 PM View Details
Protocols Data Download Process for AP Portal Data.docx 09/25/20 01:12 PM View Details
Protocols SOP for BBAP Datasonde Calibration (EXO) - 3.10.21.docx 12/03/20 08:50 PM View Details
Protocols SOP for BBAP Datasonde Continuous Monitoring - 3.15.21.docx 03/16/21 05:49 PM View Details