Explore general as well as scientific information about the movement, chemistry and biology of area surface water environments.
This interactive map shows seagrass extents as they existed between 2004 and 2014. Use the slider to toggle the year being displayed to demonstrate how seagrass coverage has changed over time.
Source(s): Southwest Florida Water Management District
|Reef Site||Latitude||Longitude||Depth (ft)||Deploy Date||No. of Structures||Materials|
|EGMONT KEY REEFS||27º
|18||6/26/1999||45||BRIDGE SPANS, CONCRETE CULVERTS, CONCRETE PILE CUTOFFS, CONCRETE RUBBLE, MODULES CONCRETE PYRAMIDS, MODULES CONCRETE REEFBALLS, MODULES CONCRETE WALTER JUVENILE REEFS|
|SOUTHEAST TAMPA REEF||27º
|15||10/4/2001||3||BRIDGE SPANS AND RUBBLE, MODULES CONCRETE REEFBALLS|
|THE BULKHEAD REEF||27º
|15||2/6/2004||1||MODULES CONCRETE REEFBALLS|
Vegetation sampling is the identification and quantification of plant species and communities. Vegetation sampling is a tool used in environmental assessments and can inform a myriad of assessment goals including biomass availability, water quality concerns, management benchmarks, and determining the introduction and establishment of invasive species. Sampling can be conducted via destructive or non-destructive methods. Learn more about vegetation sampling from the links and documents listed below.