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Management Programs of Alligator Harbor Aquatic Preserve Quick Topics
  • Resource Management

    Alligator Harbor Aquatic Preserve staff have helped identify appropriate locations and depths to place marker buoys warning of shallow seagrass areas in an effort to protect this valuable habitat. Staff were also involved in mapping and monitoring seagrass habitat and are correlating this information with water quality, nutrient and benthic data. Staff established partnerships with the FSU Marine Lab and Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and were collaborating with both facilities to produce an updated species list and identification guide for the central panhandle region.
  • Education and Outreach

    Staff worked closely with Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve to participate in coastal training program workshops, local festivals, distributing local boater's guides, developing educational flyers, giving presentations, writing articles for local newspapers and newsletters, and designing educational signage for local kiosks.
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  • Research and Monitoring

    Research and monitoring programs conducted through the Alligator Harbor Aquatic Preserve were developed based on the natural resources of the system and vary based on the issues and priorities that currently face the bay. Projects included seagrass monitoring, water quality monitoring, benthic monitoring and permit reviews.


Last updated: November 05, 2012

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