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...
Tampa Bay Water Atlas

Tampa Bay Water Atlas

The Tampa Bay Water Atlas is a collaborative effort between the University of South Florida Water Institute, TBEP, and our local partners. The Water Atlas is a data repository to help researchers, resource managers, and the general public better understand and...
GIS Library

GIS Library

GIS & Data Files Edit DateCategoryNameLinkMetadata 2013-02-26TBEP BoundariesTBEP Watershed Boundary as a Single PolygonGet Shapefile 2013-02-26TBEP BoundariesOriginal Bay Segment ZonelinesGet ShapefileGet Metadata 2013-02-26TBEP BoundariesBay Segment Boundaries w/...
Tampa Bay Nekton Index

Tampa Bay Nekton Index

Overview The Tampa Bay Nekton Index (TBNI) is a multimetric assessment method that quantifies the ecological health of the nekton community (fish and selected invertebrates) in Tampa Bay. The TBNI uses catch data from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...