Numeric Nutrient Criteria Study Cruise

AOML scientists conducted a Numeric Nutrient Criteria Study cruise Wednesday and Thursday, March 18-19th in Biscayne Bay off of Broward and Miami-Dade Counties aboard the NOAA R/V Hildebrand. The study provides concurrent water column and coral reef status data for four coral assemblies off of Miami-Dade and Broward County. These results will be employed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to determine numeric nutrient criteria for the coastal waters of SE Florida.

Photo credit: NOAA

  • Charles Featherstone notating a sample bottle from a cast of the CTD instrument package off of Broward County. Image credit: NOAA
  • March Numeric Nutrient Criteria Study Cruise collects data at Fowey Light. Image credit: NOAA
  • Jack Stamates and Charles Featherstone preparing the CTD (conductivity-temperature-density) instrument for the next cast into the coastal ocean near Miami-Dade. Image credit: NOAA
  1. Charles Featherstone notating a sample bottle from a cast of the CTD instrument package off of Broward County. Image credit: NOAA
  2. March Numeric Nutrient Criteria Study Cruise collects data at Fowey Light. Image credit: NOAA
  3. Jack Stamates and Charles Featherstone preparing the CTD (conductivity-temperature-density) instrument for the next cast into the coastal ocean near Miami-Dade. Image credit: NOAA