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Biological Monitoring

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Biological Monitoring in Tampa Bay

Our Biological Monitoring Program collects data for the estuarine waters of Tampa Bay, including segments of Manatee and Pinellas counties.  Benthic organisms living in sediments are an excellent indicator of the health of our environment.   Data from this program has been used with our water quality monitoring data to assess the overall health of Tampa Bay since 1993.

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The map below shows the locations of our most recent biological monitoring stations with completed analyses. Click on any station to see summarized biological statistics and field- measured data only. For the full data set, including metals and organics results, and more in-depth information on summarized statistics use the "Biological Monitoring Data" link above.

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