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Ecosystem Science at St. Joseph Bay Aquatic Preserve Quick Topics

Science is the foundation of resource management. It provides information about natural processes and the effects of our activities, thus providing the knowledge we need to make effective resource management decisions. Monitoring helps recognize changes or trends over time.

Monitoring Programs

  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Seagrass Monitoring
  • Algae Monitoring
Staff seining in the bay

Other elements of the ecosystem science program at St. Joseph Bay included:

  • Wildlife Stranding Response
  • Mapping

More detailed information on each of these programs is available in the St. Joseph Bay Aquatic Preserve Management Plan.



Last updated: December 06, 2016

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