Monthly Archive: November 2016

Sea Grant Notes – Oct 13, 2017

WATER QUALITY

 

HEALTH ADVISORY ISSUED FOR BAYOU’S GRANDE, TEXAR, AND CHICO – AS WELL AS QUIETWATER BEACH, SANDERS BEACH, AND BIG LAGOON STATE PARK

 

 

Date Location Water Temp (F) Salinity (ppt) Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L) Enterococcus (saltwater) (colonies/100ml) E. coli

(freshwater)

(colonies/100ml) Advisory Issued Oct 8 Bayou Texar Poor Yes Bayou Chico …

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2016 Florida Panhandle Diamondback Terrapin Survey Report

Project Objective:

  • Record sightings of terrapin, or terrapin sign to determine if terrapins still exist in the Florida Panhandle.
  • Identify nesting beaches for future population studies.
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    Project Methods:

  • Train citizen scientist on how to identify terrapins or terrapin sign
  • Assign volunteers to geographic regions to conduct their surveys
  • Keep records of all …

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    2016 Great Scallop Survey

    Situation

    Bay scallop (Argopecten irradians) were once common along the entire Gulf coast of Florida and portions of the Atlantic coast along southeast Florida.  A combination of habitat loss, poor water quality, and over harvesting reduced their populations to where the commercial harvest had to be banned and recreational harvest restricted to a specific season …

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