Water Quality-Aquatic Care Team


What data do we collect?​

Field Observations:

  • Turbidity (Water Clarity)

  • Water Color

  • Surface Water Conditions

  • Water Odor

  • Cloud Cover

  • Wind Speed and Direction

Recorded on GCOOS Database:

  • pH

  • Salinity (PSU)

  • Dissolved Oxygen

  • Water Temperature

  • Air Temperature

Water Quality Parameters:

  • Electrical Conductivity

  • Total Dissolved Solids

  • Barometric Pressure

Our student led Aquatic Care Team, also known as ACT, is currently monitoring the water quality in Santa Rosa Sound with routine sampling and testing. 

We have partnered with Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System, or GCOOS, for our data reporting. If you would like to view our most up to date data, please click below to visit their website.