Algae Blooms

Algae Blooms

Water quality conditions in Old Tampa Bay have lagged behind other bay segments, in part, due to recurring summer blooms of the toxic dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense. Through routine and event-response monitoring, both the Environmental Protection Commission of...
Sportfish Habitat

Sportfish Habitat

Any angler worth their salt can tell you the importance of healthy habitats for fish and wildlife. This project, conducted by researchers from the University of Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, evaluated how commercially and...
Rock Ponds

Rock Ponds

The Rock Ponds Ecosystem Restoration project is the largest habitat restoration project in the history of Tampa Bay. Located on the south shore in Hillsborough County, this site spans approximately 1,043 acres of various coastal habitats, including 645 acres of...
Vertical Oyster Garden Citizen-Science Program

Vertical Oyster Garden Citizen-Science Program

Vertical Oyster Gardens (VOGs) consist of a short braided rope with 40-80 recycled oyster shells threaded to create a vertical column of substrate suitable for juvenile oyster recruitment. Developed by Tampa Bay Watch, the VOG Citizen-Science Program recruits...
Taking Action Against Microplastics

Taking Action Against Microplastics

As part of the Taking Action Against Microplastics project, Keep Pinellas Beautiful developed a microplastic curriculum for grades K-12 to increase estuarine education among our young citizens of Pinellas County. This project also helped engage the community in...