Monthly Archive: November 2016

Sea Grant Notes – Aug 11, 2017


14 Stations monitored this week – 1 (7%) was issued a health advisory – Bayou Grande



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


(colonies/100ml) Advisory Issued Aug 7 Big Lagoon 84 18.2 6.0 20

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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.

    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


    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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