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Data Release

Seasonal Sedimentary Data Collected from Old Tampa Bay, Florida, 2015–2016

By Marci E. Marot, Cathryn J. Wheaton, and Christopher G. Smith

Summary

The toxic dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense (P. bahamense) produces recurring, persistent summer algal blooms in Old Tampa Bay, Florida, which degrade water quality and are potentially harmful to humans if contaminated shellfish is consumed. As part of its life cycle, P. bahamense produces dormant cysts, which settle to the seafloor, forming seed beds that may initiate future blooms if favorable conditions for germination occur.

From August 2015 to September 2016, the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) collaborated to conduct seasonal sediment sampling at in Old Tampa Bay, Florida. Sediment cores were collected at three sites. The USGS characterized bottom sediment texture and measured profiles of naturally-occurring radionuclides in the uppermost five centimeters of the sediment column. This information will provide an assessment of sediment accumulation, depositional focusing, and resuspension in relation to the potential impact on the seeding potential of P. bahamense cysts. This data will be used in conjunction with FWC research on the vertical distribution of cyst abundance and viability to estimate the seeding potential of future blooms (Lopez and others, 2015). This project was funded by the Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund.

This data release is an archive of USGS field data and laboratory analytical results for the five sampling periods in this study, designated as USGS Field Activity Numbers 2015-329-FA (project ID 15FWR02), 2015-341-FA (project ID 15FWR03), 2016-312-FA (project ID 16FWR04), 2016-327-FA (project ID 16FWR05), and 2016-350-FA (project ID 16FWR06).

Data

File Name and Description Metadata (XML format) Metadata (text format) Download File
2015-329-FA
15FWR02_SiteLocations.zip
Station locations for project ID 15FWR02 (.csv, .xlsx)
15FWR02_metadata.xml 15FWR02_metadata.txt 15FWR02_SiteLocations.zip
(29 KB)
15FWR02_WaterQualityParameters.zip
YSI water quality data for project ID 15FWR02 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 15FWR02_WaterQualityParameters.zip
(31 KB)
15FWR02_CTDProfiles.zip
CTD water column profiles for project ID 15FWR02 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 15FWR02_CTDProfiles.zip
(37 KB)
15FWR02_SedimentPhysicalProperties.zip
Sediment bulk density, water content, porosity, and loss on ignition for project ID 15FWR02 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 15FWR02_SedimentPhysicalProperties.zip
(41 KB)
15FWR02_GrainSize.zip
Sediment grain size data for project ID 15FWR02 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 15FWR02_GrainSize.zip
(99 KB)
15FWR02_GammaSpectroscopy.zip
Sediment radiochemical data for project ID 15FWR02 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 15FWR02_GammaSpectroscopy.zip
(44 KB)
15FWR02_DataPlots.pdf
Graphical data plots of textural characteristics and radiochemistry data of sediment cores for project ID 15FWR02
Same as above Same as above 15FWR02_DataPlots.pdf
(3 MB)
2015-341-FA
15FWR03_SiteLocations.zip
Station locations for project ID 15FWR03 (.csv, .xlsx)
15FWR03_metadata.xml 15FWR03_metadata.txt 15FWR03_SiteLocations.zip
(30 KB)
15FWR03_WaterQualityParameters.zip
YSI water quality data for project ID 15FWR03 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 15FWR03_WaterQualityParameters.zip
(31 KB)
15FWR03_CTDProfiles.zip
CTD water column profiles for project ID 15FWR03 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 15FWR03_CTDProfiles.zip
(36 KB)
15FWR03_SedimentPhysicalProperties.zip
Sediment radiochemical data for project ID 15FWR03 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 15FWR03_SedimentPhysicalProperties.zip
(43 KB)
15FWR03_GrainSize.zip
Sediment  grain size data for project ID 15FWR03 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 15FWR03_GrainSize.zip
(99 KB)
15FWR03_GammaSpectroscopy.zip
Sediment radiochemical data for project ID 15FWR03 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 15FWR03_GammaSpectroscopy.zip
(40 KB)
15FWR03_DataPlots.pdf
Graphical data plots of textural characteristics and radiochemistry data of sediment cores for project ID 15FWR03
Same as above Same as above 15FWR03_DataPlots.pdf
(3 MB)
2016-312-FA
16FWR04_SiteLocations.zip
Station locations for project ID 16FWR04 (.csv, .xlsx)
16FWR04_metadata.xml 16FWR04_metadata.txt 16FWR04_SiteLocations.zip
(30 KB)
16FWR04_WaterQualityParameters.zip
YSI water quality data for project ID 16FWR04 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 16FWR04_WaterQualityParameters.zip
(31 KB)
16FWR04_CTDProfiles.zip
CTD water column profiles for project ID 16FWR04 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 16FWR04_CTDProfiles.zip
(39 KB)
16FWR04_SedimentPhysicalProperties.zip
Sediment bulk density, water content, porosity, and loss on ignition for project ID 16FWR04 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 16FWR04_SedimentPhysicalProperties.zip
(47 KB)
16FWR04_GrainSize.zip
Sediment grain size data for project ID 16FWR04 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 16FWR04_GrainSize.zip
(118 KB)
16FWR04_GammaSpectroscopy.zip
Sediment radiochemical data for project ID 16FWR04 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 16FWR04_GammaSpectroscopy.zip
(43 KB)
16FWR04_DataPlots.pdf
Graphical data plots of textural characteristics and radiochemistry data of sediment cores for project ID 16FWR04
Same as above Same as above 16FWR04_DataPlots.pdf
(4 MB)
2016-327-FA
16FWR05_SiteLocations.zip
Station locations for project ID 16FWR05 (.csv, .xlsx)
16FWR05_metadata.xml 16FWR05_metadata.txt 16FWR05_SiteLocations.zip
(28 KB)
16FWR05_CTDProfiles.zip
CTD water column profiles for project ID 16FWR05 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 16FWR05_CTDProfiles.zip
(43 KB)
16FWR05_SedimentPhysicalProperties.zip
Sediment bulk density, water content, porosity, and loss on ignition for project ID 16FWR05 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 16FWR05_SedimentPhysicalProperties.zip
(40 KB)
16FWR05_GrainSize.zip
Sediment grain size data for project ID 16FWR05 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 16FWR05_GrainSize.zip
(109 KB)
16FWR05_GammaSpectroscopy.zip
Sediment radiochemical data for project ID 16FWR05 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 16FWR05_GammaSpectroscopy.zip
(37 KB)
16FWR05_DataPlots.pdf
Graphical data plots of textural characteristics and radiochemistry data of sediment cores for project ID 16FWR05
Same as above Same as above 16FWR05_DataPlots.pdf
(2.9 MB)
2016-350-FA
16FWR06_SiteLocations.zip
Station locations for project ID 16FWR06 (.csv, .xlsx)
16FWR06_metadata.xml 16FWR06_metadata.txt 16FWR06_SiteLocations.zip
(29 KB)
16FWR06_CTDProfiles.zip
CTD water column profiles for project ID 16FWR06 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 16FWR06_CTDProfiles.zip
(46 KB)
16FWR06_SedimentPhysicalProperties.zip
Sediment bulk density, water content, porosity, and loss on ignition for project ID 16FWR06 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 16FWR06_SedimentPhysicalProperties.zip
(40 KB)
16FWR06_GrainSize.zip
Sediment grain size data for project ID 16FWR06 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 16FWR06_GrainSize.zip
(117 KB)
16FWR06_GammaSpectroscopy.zip
Sediment radiochemical data for project ID 16FWR06 (.csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above 16FWR06_GammaSpectroscopy.zip
(45 KB)
16FWR06_DataPlots.pdf
Graphical data plots of textural characteristics and radiochemistry data for project ID 16FWR06
Same as above Same as above 16FWR06_DataPlots.pdf
(3.8 MB)
Supplemental Information
15FWR02_FieldLogs.pdf
Field logs for project ID 15FWR02
Not applicable Not applicable 15FWR02_FieldLogs.pdf
(35 KB)
15FWR03_FieldLogs.pdf
Field logs for project ID 15FWR03
Not applicable Not applicable 15FWR03_FieldLogs.pdf
(35 KB)
16FWR04_FieldLogs.pdf
Field logs for project ID 16FWR04
Not applicable Not applicable 16FWR04_FieldLogs.pdf
(35 KB)
16FWR05_FieldLogs.pdf
Field logs for project ID 16FWR05
Not applicable Not applicable 16FWR05_FieldLogs.pdf
(48 KB)
16FWR06_FieldLogs.pdf
Field logs for project ID 16FWR06
Not applicable Not applicable 16FWR06_FieldLogs.pdf
(63 KB)

Figure 1. Map of coring locations in Old Tampa Bay, Florida.
Figure 1. Map of coring locations in Old Tampa Bay, Florida.

Suggested Citation

Marot, M.E., Wheaton, C.J., and Smith, C.G., 2017, Seasonal sedimentary data collected from Old Tampa Bay, Florida, 2015–2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7K64G99.



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