Ding Darling Water Quality & Seagrass

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The SCCF Marine Lab samples 10 water quality stations within the Refuge monthly. In situ water quality plus discrete samples are analyzed for nitrogen, phosphorus, extracted chlorophyll a and colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM). To supplement the discrete monthly sampling, SCCF cooperatively maintains the Refuge’s YSI 6600 water quality datasondes.

Seagrass surveys are conducted annually schedule at 11 sites within the Refuge. Six additional seagrass stations are visited in before and after large freshwater releases (>3,000 cfs, 30 day average) to determine the effects of high flows on seagrass shoot density and canopy height.

Project Reports:

Bi-Annual (May-October 09) Activity Report for USFWS Cost Share Grant to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

 Bi-Annual (November 09-May 2010) Activity Report for USFWS Cost Share Grant to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Water Quality and Seagrass Monitoring within the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge: July 2009-December 2011

Water Quality and Seagrass Monitoring within the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge: January 2011-June 2011

Water Quality and Seagrass Monitoring within the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge: July 2009-July 2012

Water Quality and Seagrass Monitoring within the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge: July 2009-January 2013

Water Quality and Seagrass Monitoring within the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge: July 2009 - December 2013

Before After Control Intervention (BACI) Analysis of Prop Scars in Wulfert Flats as a Result of Implementation of a No Motor Zone: October 2015