Program Info

Website
http://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=assess_netwk
Region(s)
SE, SW
Summary
FIAN is a regional scale monitoring program of seagrass-associated fish and invertebrate (penaeid and caridean shrimp and crabs) communities present in shallow waters of South Florida estuaries; the pink shrimp, Farfantepenaeus duorarum, as a restoration indicator, is a species of special interest. FIAN provides input to the pink shrimp performance measure. The pink shrimp emerged as an ecosystem attribute to be monitored from the Florida and Biscayne Bay conceptual ecological models.
Parameters
Fish/fauna and seagrass/algae species composition and abundance, water depth, sediment depth and surface temperature, salinity and turbidity
Notes
Application
Publications
Start
2005
End
2011
Frequency
Semiannual
Method
Braun Blanquet is the SAV method. Fish/Fauna uses a 1-m2 throw-trap is the basic gear used to sample fauna in FIAN. Associated with each throw-trap animal sample are measurements of seagrass/algae habitat, water depth, sediment depth and surface temperature, salinity and turbidity. Twice annually, a randomly located throw-trap sample is collected in each cell of a 30-cell grid at each of the 19 monitoring locations at the end of the dry season (April/May) and the wet season (September/October).
Discontinuity
Data Location
SAV Data: https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/53a1b920e4b0403a44154544 Fish Data: https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/53a1bcb3e4b0403a4415454f
Data Format
.CSV
Habitats
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Water Column Coral/Coral Reef
SEACAR Citation
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). (2011). South Florida Seagrass Fish and Invertebrate Assessment Network. Updated 02/14/2024. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/965
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Andres Daniels

Fish Biologist, USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

andre_daniels@usgs.gov

954-262-3633

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation : Percent Cover 07/08/24 01:20 PM Download File - SAV - 965.zip
Water Column : Water Quality, Water Clarity 07/11/24 01:58 PM Download File - Discrete WQ - 965.zip
Coral/Coral Reef : Grazers and Reef Dependent Species 07/08/24 01:17 PM Download File - Coral - 965.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Biscayne Bay, Florida Keys NMS

Indicators

Indicator
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation - Percent Cover
Water Column - Water Quality
Water Column - Water Clarity
Water Column - Nekton
Coral/Coral Reef - Percent Cover

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
Data FIAN_Fishdata_orig.zip 06/04/20 01:41 PM View Details
Data ID_0965 USGS_FIAN.zip 03/13/20 02:13 PM View Details
Logo USGS_logo_green_SQUARE.png 07/15/21 12:55 PM View Details
Protocols FIAN metadata, 8_31_2012.docx 06/04/20 01:41 PM View Details