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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
Remotely-sensed photo of
the Big Bend area of Florida

Photo of researchers monitoring seagrass transect
Monitoring seagrass transect
Closeup photo of seagrass bed
Closeup of seagrass bed
Photo of lab worker measuring seagrass parameters.
Lab worker measures
seagrass parameters
Map showing project sampling design for SRWMD/FMRI seagrass monitoring
Project sampling design for
SRWMD/FMRI seagrass monitoring
Map showing Thalassia sampling area
Thalassia sampling area
Map showing Halodule sampling area
Halodule sampling area
Photo of researcher on boat measuring water clarity
Measuring water clarity

Remotely-sensed photo of the Big Bend area of Florida

Remotely-sensed photo of the Big Bend area of Florida

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Photo of researchers monitoring seagrass transect

Monitoring seagrass transect

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Closeup photo of seagrass bed

Closeup of seagrass bed

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Photo of lab worker measuring seagrass parameters.

Lab worker measures seagrass parameters

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Map showing project sampling design for SRWMD/FMRI seagrass monitoring

Project sampling design for SRWMD/FMRI seagrass monitoring

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Map showing Thalassia sampling area

Thalassia sampling area

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Map showing Halodule sampling area

Halodule sampling area

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Photo of researcher on boat measuring water clarity

Measuring water clarity


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Mail Code: EPA/GMPO
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228-688-3726
FAX: 228-688-2709


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