These samples were collected on Tuesday before the rain began – so all looks well… but you might be cautious around the bayous – we have had 3 straight days of rain since. Only 4 stations were sampled this week.
Red tide continues in Pinellas and Manatee counties – Pinellas has reported fish kills and human respiratory problems – all clear in the panhandle.
FISH KILLS for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties
No fish kills reported in April
No health advisories issued this week
But again, be cautious in the bayous
All water temperatures are above 70 F this week.
Salinities in the bayous continue to run below normal – Bayou Texar logged 2.8 ppt near Bayview Park… very low for that station. All bayous reporting less than 10 ppt.
All DO’s were between 5.9 – 9.0 mg/L – all good.
No updates on nutrients this week. You can read about nutrients from 2015 from local waters in the 2015 Water Quality Report. Again, just let me know if you would like a copy. Roc1@ufl.edu
UWF INSHORE LIONFISH SURVEY:
UWF has not begun their lionfish surveys yet
MARINE DEBRIS PLASTICS
Ocean Hour this week – Project Greenshores, north end of 3-mile bridge. Sign in at 8:45, clean up is from 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Here are the numbers…
Water Body Temp (F) Salinity (ppt) DO(mg/L) ENT bacteria count (colonies/100ml)
Texar 72 2.8 7.7 10
Chico 73 6.2 7.5 52
Grande 71 6.9 7.8 18
Low Perdido no data
Up Perdido no data
Gulf Breeze no data
Bayou Texar – Good
Sanders Beach / Bayou Chico – Moderate
Bayou Grande – Good
Big Lagoon – Good