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Webinar: A Water Quality Assessment of the South Florida Reef Tract
Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 12:00
Wednesday, May 13, 2020. 12:00PM. Webinar: A Water Quality Assessment of the South Florida Reef Tract. Dave Whitall, NOAA. Sponsored by NOAA's National Ocean Service. More information here.
Coral reefs are vibrant, productive ecosystems that face a variety of threats,including disease, temperature stress and pollution. In order to effectively manage coral reef resources, adequate data are required to assess status and track change in these systems. The state of Florida has over 100 linear miles of coral reefs north of Miami that, unlike the Florida Keys, have not historically had a continuous water quality monitoring program. Thanks to a robust new federal-state partnership water samples are being collected monthly at 115 sites and being analyzed for total suspended solids, nitrate, nitrite, ammonium, urea, total nitrogen, orthophosphate, total phosphorus and silicate.