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Empirical Studies in Support of Florida Bay and Adjacent Marine Ecosystems Restoration

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Michael B. Robblee

Clinton Hittle; Joan Browder; Maria Criales; John Wang

Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title:
Empirical Studies in Support of Florida Bay and Adjacent Marine Ecosystems Restoration
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: none
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=emp_flbay>
Description:
Abstract:
The Principal Investigator participated in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) as member of the Florida Bay Program Management Committee, as a member of the Florida Bay Florida Keys Feasibility Study team, and as a member of the RECOVER South Estuaries Sub Team
Purpose:
Florida Bay lies downstream of the Everglades ecosystem. Perceived deterioration of the Everglades over the last century - and Florida Bay since the mid-1980ís - is generally viewed as linked to changes in freshwater flow and water quality associated with water management in South Florida.

The objectives of these project are broadly: 1) to develop and implement (with other agency members) a program of research to support the restoration of Florida Bay; 2) with other PDT members to develop and evaluate restoration alternatives for Florida Bay and 3) with other committee members to develop performance measures and assess restoration alternatives affecting Florida Bay, Biscayne Bay, Barnes Sound and Manatee Bay and the lower southwest coast mangrove estuaries.

Supplemental_Information:
This project is no longer funded by the USGS Greater Everglades Priority Ecosystems Science Program.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20021001
Ending_Date: 20030930
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.25
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.125
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.33
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.75
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: 002
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: 012
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: biology
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
Theme_Keyword: model
Theme_Keyword: pink shrimp
Theme_Keyword: mangroves
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions, Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 10-4, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: US
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the outlying areas of the United States, and associated areas (Federal Information Processing Standard 5-2): Washington, DC, NIST
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: FL
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1990, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas, FIPS 6-3, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: Monroe County
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Florida Bay
Place_Keyword: Barnes Sound
Place_Keyword: Manatee Bay
Place_Keyword: Biscayne Bay
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Florida Keys
Place_Keyword: Johnson Key Basin
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Michael Robblee
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address:
c/o South Florida Natural Resources Center, Everglades National Park

40001 State Road 9336

City: Homestead
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33034
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 305 242-7832
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 305 242-7836
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mike_robblee@usgs.gov
Data_Set_Credit:
Project personnel include Andre Daniels, David Moore, Leslie James, David Kieckbusch, and Vin Difrenna
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Fourqurean, J. W.

Robblee, M. B.

Publication_Date: 1999
Title: Florida Bay: a history of recent ecological changes
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Estuaries
Issue_Identification: v. 22, n.2B
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: New York
Publisher: Springer New York
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.springerlink.com/content/vh24236250573557/fulltext.pdf>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Browder, J. A.
Publication_Date: 1985
Title:
Relationship between pink shrimp production on the Tortugas and water flow patterns in the Florida Everglades
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Bulletin of Marine Science
Issue_Identification: 37
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Coral Gables, FL
Publisher: University of Florida Press
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Browder, J. A.

Restrepo, V. R.; Rice, J. K.; Robblee, M. B.; Zein-Eldin, A.

Publication_Date: 1999
Title:
Environmental influences on potential recruitment of pink shrimp, Farfantepenaeus duoraram, from Florida Bay nursery grounds
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Estuaries
Issue_Identification: v. 22, n. 2B
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: New York, New York
Publisher: Springer New York
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.springerlink.com/content/j16867808145740n/fulltext.pdf>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Browder, J. A.

Moore, D.

Publication_Date: 1981
Title:
A new approach to determining the quantative relationship between fishery production and the flow of fresh water to estuaries
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
Proceedings, National Symposium on Freshwater Inflow to Estuaries
Issue_Identification: Vol. 1, FWS/OBS-81/04
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, DC
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Other_Citation_Details: R. Cross and D. Williams, editors
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Browder, J. A.
Publication_Date: 1991
Title:
Watershed management and the importance of freshwater flow to estuaries
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Proceedings, Tampa Bay Area Scientific Information Symposium
Issue_Identification: none
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tampa, FL
Publisher: unknown
Other_Citation_Details: S. F. Treat and P. A. Clark, editors

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: not applicable
Completeness_Report: not available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The research objectives can be summarized as:

1) to document long-term responses of the seagrass associated shrimp and fish community in Johnson Key Basin to environmental conditions (e.g. salinity) and changes in seagrass habitat;

2) to develop performance measures relating the fish and crustacean communities of southern Biscayne Bay to salinity and habitat and

3) to evaluate postlarval immigration (seasonal timing and abundance) to and into Florida Bay in relation to environmental conditions and habitat. The pink shrimp is a species of special interest in each of the above studies because it has been chosen as an indicator species for use in restoration of south Florida estuaries. Empirical and experimental data developed in these studies will be used to support the development of a pink shrimp landscape simulation model and restoration performance measures.

Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Michael Robblee
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address:
c/o South Florida Natural Resources Center, Everglades National Park

40001 State Road 9336

City: Homestead
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33034
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 305 242-7832
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 305 242-7836
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mike_robblee@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
In October of 2001, a study began to determine the volume transport at each of the six stations where postlarvae are being sampled. Acoustic Doppler technology has been installed at the four defined channels connecting Florida Bay with the Gulf of Mexico (Sandy, Middle Ground) and the Atlantic Ocean (Whale Harbor, Indian Key) and the two interior channels Conchie, Panhandle) that connect to Florida Bay interior sub basins where monthly postlarval sampling occurs. These estimates of volume transport facilitate the direct comparison of the six stations being sampled for postlarvae and are essential to an assessment of the relative importance of the two known pathways of larval immigration into Florida Bay - west from the Gulf of Mexico and from the Atlantic Ocean through passages in the Florida Keys. These continuous measurements are also essential in developing a larval transport module for the pink shrimp simulation model. A significant additional benefit of the data being collected is that it will be very useful in the development of a Florida Bay circulation model, a high priority of CERP. Specific objectives include:

1. Estimate volume transport in the six channels being sampled for postlarvae. 2. Construct rating curves at each station under a variety of tidal flow conditions in order to improve volume transport estimates. 3. Compare volume transport among the six stations in a comparison of postlarval immigration into Florida Bay. 4. Participate in the development of a transport module for the pink shrimp simulation model.

Measurements of flow, stage, and salinity will continue in FY 2003 in the six channels being sampled for post larvae. In collaboration with Dr. Joan Browder of NOAA these data will be applied to the construction of the larval transport module for the pink shrimp simulation module. Methods developed to date and in other studies will continue to be employed. Acoustic Doppler Velocity Meters (ADVM) have been installed at the instrumented sites and are used to measure continuous (15- minute) water velocity. A boat-mounted Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) is used to calculate total discharge along a transect of the channels during inspections. The ADCP also measures water depth, boat speed, and direction of boat movement using acoustic reflections from the streambed. Discharge and flow direction are both calculated from data collected with the ADCP. The mean velocity for the creek section is calculated by dividing the total discharge measured with the ADCP by the cross-sectional area corresponding to the water level at the time of the discharge measurement. The cross-sectional area is computed by using site-specific stage-area ratings. A velocity rating between the mean ADCP velocity and the in situ ADVM velocity is calculated by regression analysis. This rating equation is then used to calculate continous discharge using the velocity data. Stage measurements are made acoustically and through water pressure in the ADVM and Salinity instrumentation respectively. Stage is used to define the cross-sectional area over which flow measurements are made, and are used in the regression analysis between flow and stage. Salinity measured near the surface and bottom of each channel to quantify the vertical stratification present at each site, which could be detrimental to acoustic signals. Additionally, temperature is measured to monitor possible vertical temperature gradients that could be detrimental to acoustic signals and as a necessary parameter to calculate salinity from conductivity.

Process_Date: 2004
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Mark Zucker
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3110 SW 9th Ave.
City: Ft. Lauderdale
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33315
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 954 377-5952
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 954 377-5901
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mzucker@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Work planned for FY 2004

1. The CESI sponsored long-term study entitled 'Temporal and spatial variation in seagrass associated fish and invertebrates in Johnson Key Basin, western Florida Bay, with emphasis on the pink shrimp, Farfantepenaeus duorarum' will document long-term responses of the seagrass associated shrimp and fish community in Johnson Key Basin to environmental conditions (e.g. salinity) and changes in seagrass habitat

2. with Joan Browder the SFWMD sponsored study entitled 'Biscayne Bay Coastal and Nearshore Community Baseline Study to Develop Biological Performance Measures' will develop performance measures relating the fish and crustacean communities of southern Biscayne Bay to salinity and habitat

3 with Joan Browder, Maria Criales and Clinton Hittle the NOAA sponsored study entitled 'Immigration pathways of pink shrimp postlarvae into and within Florida Bay' will evaluate postlarval immigration (seasonal timing and abundance) to and into Florida Bay in relation to environmental conditions and habitat. The pink shrimp is a species of special interest in each of the above studies because it has been chosen as an indicator species for use in restoration of south Florida estuaries. Empirical and experimental data developed in these studies will be used to support the development of a pink shrimp landscape simulation model and restoration performance measures.

Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Michael Robblee
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address:
c/o South Florida Natural Resources Center, Everglades National Park

40001 State Road 9336

City: Homestead
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33034
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 305 242-7832
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 305 242-7836
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mike_robblee@usgs.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Florida Bay

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: Hydrology Data
Distribution_Liability: The data have no explicit or implied guarantees.
Standard_Order_Process:
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Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/hydro_pinkshrimp/index.html>
Access_Instructions: The files may be downloaded from the SOFIA website
Fees: none

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Metadata_Date: 20090511
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Contact_Person: Heather Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
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Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
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