Program Info

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).
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)
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.
presentations, meetings, reports, and online
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.
Data Location
Aquatic Preserve Data Portal -
Data Format
.csv (yearly files)
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 08/22/2023. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Griffin N Alexander

BBAP Manager

Ellyn Willse

Water Quality Specialist

Leah Leyland

Water Quality Technician

Charles Groppe

Spatial Ecology Coordinator

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Water Column : Water Quality, Water Clarity 09/20/23 10:33 PM Download File - Continuous WQ - 5077.txt
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Biscayne Bay


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 APDatasondeSpreadsheet_2020-08-25.xlsx 08/26/20 08:51 AM View Details
GIS APDatasondeSpreadsheet_2020-09-23.xlsx 09/23/20 09:17 AM View Details
GIS APDatasondeSpreadsheet_2021-09.xlsx 08/03/21 02:22 PM View Details
GIS APDatasondeSpreadsheet_2023-02-28.xlsx 03/01/23 12:13 PM View Details
GIS DatasondeBuildoutSpreadsheet_2022_04.xlsx 03/10/22 03:25 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