Water Sampling

Expedition Aboard DISCOVERY Yacht Timely Sale
April 2016

Once a month, SeaKeepers volunteers to collect and process water samples for a water quality monitoring program called Biscayne Bay Water Watch, of Florida SeaGrant. The sites we sponsor are located just out of Coconut Grove and the type of water quality measurements we collect include temperature, pH, salinity, dissolved oxygen, nutrients, and chlorophyll a. Long-term monitoring is important for the health of Biscayne Bay because it creates a baseline to measure changes in water quality that may cause harmful algal blooms, which can deplete oxygen and lead to fish die-offs.

Expedition Information

Thank you to Dr. Martin Arostegui and the D/Y Timely Sale for providing support!