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Broward County Biological Constituents

Broward County Biological DatasetsNearshore biota for the full extent of Broward County are presented in this dataset. Sea turtle sightings, reef edges, artificial reef transects, fish surveys, algae coverages, point counts, and many videos of coastal features and habitats are included in this theme. For more information on a particular theme, click the corresponding title in the sidebar in Google Earth.

Other datasets, organized by theme, are available for the full extent of the coast of Broward County. These include man-made structures and zones, bathymetry contours, and LADS bathymetry. You may also view an example overlay of multiple datasets, demonstrating the types, density, and presentation format of all available data within a limited geographical extent.

Data acquisition, mapping, and compilation were done by Coastal Planning and Engineering (CPE) for Broward County. Supplementary identification of collaborators (notably Nova Southeastern University and Florida Atlantic University) is included in the source information of each particular dataset, if applicable.

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The Broward County Biological Constituents KMZ includes:
  • Marine Turtles
    • 2001 nearshore survey
    • 2003-2006 nearshore surveys
  • Reefs
    • Images of staghorn corals
    • Lines denoting edges of coral reefs as assessed in 2001 by Nova Southeastern University
    • Images of reefs taken by Nova Southeastern University with graphs showing percent coverage of biological constituents
    • Perpendicular-to-shore transect videos of artificial reefs
  • Fish
    • Images from 2001 fish count transect
  • Benthic Biota
    • Images from 2001 algae transect
    • Point count data following beach renourisment at 9, 12, and 14 month intervals
    • 2001 Point count data for benthic assemblages
  • 2001 Borrow Areas
    • images of features near borrow areas
    • videos from borrow area transects
  • 2001 Video
    • Video from parallel-to-shore transects
    • Video from perpendicular-to-shore transects
Download the KMZ file: Broward County Biological Constituents (37 MB)

Alternatively, images and videos may also be accessed in your browser from their respective thumbnail pages.

2001 Algae Transect
2001 Algae Transect Photography

Broward 2001 staghorn corals
2001 Staghorn Coral Photography

Broward reef transects
2001 NSU Reef Transect Photography and Graphs

Broward artificial reef transect videos
Artificial Reef Transect Videos

Broward 2001 fish count
2001 Fish Count Photography

Broward borrow area videos
2001 Borrow Area Videos and Photography

Broward parallel-to-shore videos
2001 Parallel-to-Shore Videos

Broward perpendicular-to-shore videos
2001 Perpendicular-to-Shore Videos

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