Program Info

Website
http://www.tampabay.wateratlas.usf.edu/
Region(s)
SW
Summary
Seagrass ecology, water quality, water clarity
Parameters
Seagrass and macroalgae percent cover by species (Braun-Blanquet), canopy height (cm), stem density (m^-2), epiphyte density, sediment type, light profiles, water temperature, salinity, Secchi depth, color, chlorophyll-a concentration, and turbidity
Notes
These sampling locations are distributed throughout the bay. Partners coordinated by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program as part of the Tampa Bay Interagency Seagrass Monitoring Program: Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), Pinellas County, Manatee County, the City of Tampa, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Application
To provide scientists, resource managers, legislators, and other stakeholders a summary of the status of seagrasses in Tampa Bay, Florida.
Publications
Report: https://myfwc.com/research/habitat/seagrasses/projects/active/simm/simm-reports/
Start
1982
End
Current
Frequency
Annual
Method
1,550 quadrats located every 10–25 m on approximately 62 transects, at 21 fixed locations.
Discontinuity
Data Location
https://www.tbeptech.org/data/gis-data/31-tbep-tech-databases , and TampaBay.WaterAtlas.org https://tampabay.wateratlas.usf.edu/seagrass-monitoring/
Data Format
Access database
Habitats
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
SEACAR Citation
Tampa Bay Interagency Seagrass Monitoring Program; Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP). (2023). Tampa Bay Seagrass Monitoring. Updated 04/16/2024. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/565
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Sheila Scolaro

Community Programs Scientist

sscolaro@tbep.org

727-893-2765

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation : Percent Cover 07/08/24 12:58 PM Download File - SAV - 565.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Boca Ciega Bay, Cockroach Bay, Pinellas County, Terra Ceia

Indicators

Indicator
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation - Percent Cover
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation - Additional Indicators

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
Data TB_SEAGRASS_TRANSECT_DATASET_thru_2015.zip 07/13/18 09:31 AM View Details
Logo tbep_logo.png 07/13/18 09:31 AM View Details
Protocols Seagrass_Transect_Map_2017_Effort.pdf 07/13/18 09:31 AM View Details
Protocols TBEP_09_17_Sherwood_et_al_TB_Seagrass_SE_Geographer_project_muse_667989.pdf 07/13/18 09:31 AM View Details
Protocols TBISMP_Training_and_Field_Manual_2010.pdf 07/13/18 09:31 AM View Details