Program Info

Website
https://myfwc.com/media/17699/simm3-franklincounty.pdf
Region(s)
NW
Summary
Seagrass ecology, water quality, water clarity. The program from 2009 - 2017 was managed by FWC. All data collection since 2018 is part of the Central Panhandle Aquatic Preserves Seagrass Monitoring (program 557).
Parameters
2009-2017: Seagrass and macroalgal cover (by %), salinity (psu), water temperature (C), water depth (cm), transparency (secchi depth, cm), and pH, light attenuation, chlorophyll a, turbidity, total suspended solids, water color; Pre 2009: algae and seagrass species and abundance (Braun-Blanquet?), blade length (cm), epibiont coverage category and type, depth (m), other organisms observations, surface and bottom water dissolved oxygen (mg/L), salinity (ppt), temperature (C), pH, wind direction and speed, licor time and depth, turbidity (NTU), leaf weight (g), epibiont weight (g)
Notes
Pre2009 data NOT USABLE: (1) No Lat/Long information included for sample sites, and (2) Data files in non-standardized formats.
Application
To provide scientists, resource managers, legislators, and other stakeholders a summary of the status of seagrasses in coastal waters of Franklin County, Florida.
Publications
Reports
Start
2002
End
2017
Frequency
Annual
Method
SAV percent coverage is evaluated at 10 randomly placed 0.25m2 quadrats, water quality assessed in the field and with water samples returned to the lab. SAV samples also returned to lab for leaf measurements, biomass assessment.
Discontinuity
No data between 2002 and 2006. Data since 2018 is part of Central Panhandle Aquatic Preserves Seagrass Monitoring (program 557).
Data Location
By request. Katie Konchar is contact 2009-2017. Jon Brucker is contact 2018-current.
Data Format
spreadsheer/elsx
Habitats
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Water Column
SEACAR Citation
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP); Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection (RCP); Central Panhandle Aquatic Preserves; Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). (2017). Franklin County Coastal Waters Seagrass Monitoring. Updated 06/30/2020. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/558
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Laura Yarbo (FWRI)

Research Staff

laura.yarbro@myfwc.com

727 502 4934

Katie Konchar

Fisheries and Wildlife Biological Scientist III, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Katie.Konchar@MyFWC.com

(850) 879-7520

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation : Percent Cover 07/08/24 12:57 PM Download File - SAV - 558.zip
Water Column : Water Quality, Water Clarity 07/11/24 01:57 PM Download File - Discrete WQ - 558.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Alligator Harbor, Apalachicola NERR

Indicators

Indicator
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation - Percent Cover
Water Column - Water Quality
Water Column - Water Clarity
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation - Additional Indicators

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
Data FWRI_FranklinCounty_2009_2017.xlsx 02/20/19 11:19 AM View Details
Data ID_0558_data.zip 07/17/18 03:30 PM View Details
Logo DEP_logo_2019.png 04/08/19 01:57 PM View Details
Logo FWC logo.png 07/15/21 01:06 PM View Details
Protocols FWRI_FranklinCounty_2009_2017_MetadataSheets.xlsx 02/20/19 11:19 AM View Details
Report simm3-franklincounty.pdf 02/20/19 11:19 AM View Details