Seagrass acreage variation for all bays in Sarasota County

Bay Total Acreage Seagrass Acreage
1988 1994 1996 1999 2001 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016
Bayou Louise 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Big Pass 46 8 3 3 3 4 6 5 4 4 4
Blackburn Bay 4,833 354 338 331 299 252 394 344 270 308 324 344 314
Blind Pass 82 3 3 5 2 1 2 2 5 5 5 6 3
Brushy Bayou 145 0 16 17 17 17 13 15
Dona Bay 471 9 9 10 12 12 12 10 17 13 13 10 9
Dryman Bay 1,530 87 95 98 105 63 94 94 115 112 116 115 100
Grand Canal 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hansen Bayou 69 3 3 4 2 2 3 4 3 3 3 4 5
Intracoastal Waterway Venice 11 2 2 2 2 2 2
Lemon Bay 51,696 1,836 1,786 3,098 3,174 3,131 3,206 3,117 3,436 3,653 3,728 3,913 3,913
Little Sarasota Bay 13,110 579 705 675 726 674 729 600 781 843 852 877 768
Lyons Bay 665 16 21 39 43 41 42 35 39 29 28 46 46
Nettie Bayou 17 2 1 1 0 1 4 4
Palma Sola Bay 17,193 1,455 1,324 1,350 1,308 1,331 1,467 1,482 1,491 1,548 1,569
Pansey Bayou 709 47 48 49 49 49 51 50 50 50 50 50 50
Roberts Bay Sarasota 5,927 247 257 348 327 268 364 319 299 319 292 309 343
Roberts Bay Venice 925 22 28 33 32 31 48 79 33 37 38 42 45
Sarasota Bay 175,794 6,346 7,223 7,667 6,623 6,735 6,516 7,312 9,881 9,801 9,682 10,261 10,545
South Coconut Bayou 68 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 0 2 4 4 4
Tidal Myakka River 4,458 559 537 525 331 374 311 271 285 418 451
Tidal Peace River 4,814 620 301 380 297 342 248 235 391 649 703