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Water Quality Update – June 17, 2016

FDEP did not sample this week; ECHD sampled Texar and Sanders Beach – no advisories

Marine Science programs on summer vacation – LAKEWATCH data not in yet

 

RED TIDE

Background levels of Karenia brevis were detected off of Sarasota County – panhandle all clear

 

FISH KILLS for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties

One dolphin was reported dead on Pensacola Beach June 15. It does not indicate whether this was the “dolphinfish” or the marine mammal. Based on the report I am guessing the marine mammal.

No other fish kills to report this month.

 

HEALTH ADVISORIES

No advisories this week

 

WATER TEMPERATURES

No report this week

 

SALINITY

No report this week

 

DISSOLVED OXYGEN

No reports this week

 

NUTRIENTS

No updates on nutrients this week

 

MARINE DEBRIS PLASTICS

Ocean Hour this week – Project Greenshores #1. Sign in at 8:45, clean up is from 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Current “TOP 3 ITEMS” – (1) foam   (2) plastic bottles   (3) cigarette butts

Microplastics

102 samples – 73% microfibers, 23% microbeads, 4% fragments

Hot spots – (1) Morgan Park   (2) Beach Sewer Plant   (3) East Boat Ramp Bayou Texar

 

TERRAPIN SURVEYS

Santa Rosa – Indian Bayou

4 surveys – 2 encounters (50% probability of encountering) – 9 heads, 1 track

 

Santa Rosa – Navarre Beach

Indiana Street Marsh – 3 surveys – 2 encounters (67%) – tracks, depredated nest

Arkansas Street Marsh – 1 survery – 1 encounter (100%) – track

East Beach – 2 surveys – 0 encounters (0%)

 

Santa Rosa – Tom King Bayou

1 survey – 1 encounter (100%) – 1 head

 

Escambia – Pensacola Beach

Big Sabine – 3 surveys – 0 encounters (0%)

 

Escambia – Perdido

NAS – 3 surveys – 0 encounters (0%)

Big Lagoon State Park – 13 surveys – 0 encounters (0%)

 

OVERALL

Santa Rosa – 11 surveys, 6 encounters (55% probability) – heads, tracks, depredated nests

Escambia – 19 surveys, 0 encounters (0%)

 

 

OTHER

Goliath Grouper – surveys will continue until June 24 – contact Rick O’Connor for data sheet

Bay Scallop

Santa Rosa Sound Survey will be Saturday July 30 (8:00-12:00) – orientation July 28 TBA

Big Lagoon will be Saturday August 6 (8:00-12:00) – orientation August 4 TBA

 

Here are the numbers…

 

FDEP

Water Body    Temp (F)   Salinity (ppt)   DO(mg/L)   ENT bacteria count (colonies/100ml)

 

No data this week

 

ECHD

Bayou Texar – Good  

Sanders Beach / Bayou Chico – Good

Bayou Grande – no report

Big Lagoon – no report

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