Tampa Bay Nitrogen Loads

Tampa Bay Nitrogen Loads

Nitrogen pollution affects water quality and can reduce seagrass coverage Tools Shiny Dashboard GitHub Source Code Publications 2009 Reasonable Assurance Addendum Zarbock et al. 1994 TBEP tech report...
Bay Scallops

Bay Scallops

Bay scallops are marine bivalves, or mollusks with a hinged shell, that are often found hidden among a forest of seagrass. Having a robust population of bay scallops in Tampa Bay is important for many reasons. Scallops are filter feeders and remove algae and organic...
Oyster Habitat Suitability Index

Oyster Habitat Suitability Index

Eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) are ecosystem engineers and the reefs they build provide critical ecosystem services to coastal communities. The widespread loss of oyster reefs and the many ecosystem services they provide has led to the implementation of a...
Seagrass Assessment

Seagrass Assessment

Overview Seagrass is an important habitat for fish and other marine animals. It stabilizes sediment, produces oxygen, and reduces shoreline erosion. The coverage, species, and condition of seagrass are significant indicators of ecosystem health in Tampa Bay. Over the...
Tampa Bay Benthic Index

Tampa Bay Benthic Index

Overview Benthic invertebrates are a group of relatively small organisms that live the majority of their life cycles in or near bay bottom sediments. They are a food source for small fish and crustaceans and may provide some water quality benefits through sediment...