Program Info

Website
https://myfwc.com/media/11873/northern-big-bend.pdf
Region(s)
NW
Summary
Seagrass ecology, bay scallops and urchin density, water quality
Parameters
Seagrass and macroalgal cover by species, presence, number, density of bay scallops and sea urchins, epiphyte density on seagrass blades, bottom sediment type, light attenuation, transparency (secchi depth), turbidity, color, total suspended solids, and chlorophyll a, depth, water temperature, salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen
Notes
Per Laura Yarbro (25jan2021): The projects lost funding in 2019 and 2020. and are not expected to be re-activated.
Application
To provide scientists, resource managers, legislators, and other stakeholders a summary of the status of seagrasses in the northern Big Bend region of Florida.
Publications
Reports
Start
2002
End
2018
Frequency
Annual
Method
quadrats (10 x 0.25 m2) using a modification of the Braun- Blanquet technique (FWRI methods). Reported Seagrass and Macroalgal Cover Data are mean Braun Blanquet scores.
Discontinuity
number of sites monitored has ranged from 96 to more than 1,700, but since 2008, more than 1,200 quadrats (usually 10 quadrats per site). Per Laura Yarbro (25jan2021): The projects lost funding in 2019 and 2020. and are not expected to be re-activated.
Data Location
By Request
Data Format

Habitats
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
Recommended Citation
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC); Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI). (2018). Northern Big Bend Seagrass Monitoring. Updated 02/11/2021. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://dev.seacar.waterinstitute.usf.edu/programs/details/559.

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Laura Yarbo (FWRI)

Research Staff

laura.yarbro@myfwc.com

727 502 4934

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation : Percent Cover (by species) 06/22/22 04:22 PM Download File - SAV - 559.txt
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Big Bend Seagrasses

Indicators

Indicator
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation - Percent Cover (by species)

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On
Data ID_559_Copy of DEP 2019 Seagrass Data Request.xlsx 08/26/19 09:37 AM
Data ID_559_DEP 2021 SEAGRASS DATA REQUEST.xlsx 02/11/21 06:17 AM
Logo FWC logo.png 07/15/21 01:06 PM
Protocols ID_559_DataDictionary.xlsx 12/27/19 12:00 AM