Seagrass Baseline Characteristics: Assessment of Seagrass Habitat and Water Quality in the Northern Florida Big Bend Coastal Area, Project MX974334
About this project: Suwannee River Water Management District
The Big Bend Seagrass Resource Initiative will establish the baseline condition of seagrass habitat in the northern Big Bend region of Florida, including distribution/cover, abundance and health.
Also, through an intensive on the ground monitoring program, the Suwannee River Water Management District and the Florida Marine Research Institute will establish baseline water quality and sediment conditions in the northern Big Bend region.
Remotely-sensed photo of the Big Bend area of Florida
Monitoring seagrass transect
Closeup of seagrass bed
Lab worker measures seagrass parameters
Project sampling design for SRWMD/FMRI seagrass monitoring
Thalassia sampling area
Halodule sampling area
Measuring water clarity