Category Archives: Water Quality

Seasons of Salt

Salinity zones support diverse wildlife [easy-media med=”1216″ size=”300,400″ align=”right”]Those of us who enjoy being outdoors on bay area waterways have noticed that the seasonal shifts in fl...

How Does Tampa Bay Stack Up

By Victoria Parsons With the national organization Restore America’s Estuaries (R.A.E.) hosting its sixth annual conference at the Tampa Convention Center Oct. 20 to 25, we thought it would be a good time to see how Tampa Bay stac...

Marvelous Mud

Story and illustration by Sigrid Tidmore “Ewwww!” “Yuck — it’s icky, squishy and smelly!” “Cool. Can we take off our shoes and play in it?” These are the typical comments I get the first time I take kids out to the estuarine mud f...

Scientists Warn of Persistent Dead Zones

Healing low-oxygen aquatic “dead zones” will be trickier than previously imagined, according to scientists speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. That’s because the low oxygen le...

Groundwater Seep Meter is Ready for Prime Time

Groundwater can be an important source of associated contaminants in coastal waters and estuaries – but it’s difficult to track submarine groundwater discharge. Working with Dr. Paul Lee and SDII Engineering of Tampa, the Florida ...