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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Technical Report: Synoptic Survey of the Benthic Macroinvertebrates of the Boca Ciega Bay Estuarine System (Pinellas County, Florida).
Author Grabe, S. A. ; Karlen, D. J. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL.;Tampa Bay National Estuary Program, St. Petersburg, FL.
Publisher Oct 95
Year Published 1995
Report Number TBNEP-CE004921-91; TBNEP-02-96;
Stock Number PB97-134852
Additional Subjects Benthos ; Invertebrates ; Estuaries ; Macroinvertebrates ; Survey ; Florida ; Monitoring ; Sampling ; Boca Ciega Bay ; Pinellas County(Florida)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB97-134852 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 05/16/1997
Collation 118p
A benthic monitoring program has been included in the draft management plan (CCMP) for Tampa Bay 1996 as a key instrument for assessing the status, or 'health' of Tampa Bay's biotic resources as well as a measurement tool to assess the effects of management decisions vis a vis toxic contaminants, stormwater runoff, and freshwater inflow (TBNEP 1996). The benthic monitoring program envisioned for Tampa Bay recommended annual sampling in each seven designated segments of Tampa Bay. Implementation of the program in 1993, however, saw samples collected from only six of the segments; Boca Ceiga Bay was excluded. In 1995, with support from TBNEP, sampling was undertaken in Boca Ciega bay in accordance with overall objectives of the monitoring program, which are summarized in this report.