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 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Big Pass 35 3 3 3 4 6 5 4 4 4
Blackburn Bay 4,860 354 338 308 299 252 394 344 270 308 324 344 314
Blind Pass 93 3 3 2 2 1 2 2 5 5 5 6 3
Brushy Bayou 153 0 16 17 17 17 13 15
Dona Bay 607 9 9 12 12 12 12 10 17 13 13 10 9
Dryman Bay 1,525 87 95 102 105 63 94 94 115 112 116 115 100
Grand Canal 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hansen Bayou 76 3 3 2 2 2 3 4 3 3 3 4 5
Intracoastal Waterway Venice 10 2 2 2 2 2 2
Lemon Bay 51,387 1,836 1,786 1,778 3,173 3,130 3,205 3,116 3,435 3,651 3,727 3,912 3,912
Little Sarasota Bay 13,913 579 705 798 726 674 729 600 780 842 852 877 768
Lyons Bay 660 16 21 28 43 41 42 35 39 29 28 46 46
Nettie Bayou 12 1 1 0 1 4 4
Palma Sola Bay 14,146 1,323 1,350 1,308 1,331 1,467 1,482 1,491 1,547 1,569
Pansey Bayou 672 47 48 48 49 49 51 50 50 50 50 50 50
Roberts Bay Sarasota 6,278 247 257 241 327 267 363 319 299 319 292 309 343
Roberts Bay Venice 1,039 22 28 27 32 31 48 79 33 37 38 42 45
Sarasota Bay 194,467 6,346 7,223 6,229 6,622 6,734 6,515 7,311 9,880 9,800 9,680 10,260 10,543
South Coconut Bayou 77 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 0 2 4 4 4
Tidal Myakka River 3,501 537 524 330 374 311 271 285 418 451
Tidal Peace River 3,544 301 380 297 342 247 235 391 649 703