After the oysters were mapped in the creeks, they were mapped in ten Sarasota County Bays: Sarasota Bay (Sarasota County area); Little Sarasota Bay; Roberts Bay North; Little Sarasota Bay; Dryman Bay; Blackburn Bay; Lyons Bay; Dona Bay; Roberts Bay; and Lemon Bay. A more streamlined method of data collection was enabled through the acquisition of a tablet computer. Staff was able to record the data directly into ARCGIS; thus, eliminating the double effort of first recording the data onto laminated aerial maps. Two additional metrics, piling oysters and oyster condition, were also added.
|Bay||Total Coverage Area
|Coverage Area (m2) by Oysters/Habitats|
|Oyster Reefs (R)||Mangrove Apron (MA)||Mangrove Root (MRO)||Seawall (SW)||Rip/Rap (RR)||Piling (P)||Clump (C)||Shell (S)|
|Little Sarasota Bay||66154.7||49921.5||3286.6||3129.8||4529.5||351.4||251.3||4120.8||563.8|
|Roberts Bay Sarasota||44015.8||19753.9||888.2||3323.5||17094.1||545.2||130.9||1326.1||953.9|
|Roberts Bay Venice||23091.7||13598||442.8||730.7||1742.5||403.1||176||3512.6||2486|