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Sarasota County Water Atlas


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
(m2)
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)
Blackburn Bay 7801.2 2484.6 119.9 887.6 1487.8 660.9 434.2 1612.4 114
Dona Bay 43663.9 33445.3 318.1 231.7 850.1 858.6 139.5 6459.1 1361.5
Dryman Bay 10381 4228.2 5459.4 359.2 114.3 65.5 27.6 66.3 24.5
Lemon Bay 42611.9 24830.8 3171 5051.1 4188.2 719.9 117.5 3408.7 1124.8.3
Little Sarasota Bay 66154.7 49921.5 3286.6 3129.8 4529.5 351.4 251.3 4120.8 563.8
Lyons Bay 11646.3 9701.4 82.3 463.6 1189.9 15.6 193.5
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
Sarasota Bay 29409.3 13102.5 1215.1 11676.7 1249 599.2 1019.3 547.6
Unnamed Creek/Bay 1685.6 267.3 1018.9 308.7 19.5 71.2