Below the Water Line

Temperature and Dissolved Oxygen in Water Quality

By |2020-08-11T20:25:22-04:00July 11th, 2020|Below the Water Line, Science, Uncategorized|

Temperature and dissolved oxygen are just two of the many factors scientists study when determining water quality. Temperature measures how hot or cold the water is, and dissolved oxygen measures the percentage of oxygen dissolved in a given volume of water. Scientists use both of these as an indicator of contaminants or abnormal activity in a body of water.

Introduction to Water Quality in Crystal River

By |2020-08-11T20:23:55-04:00June 11th, 2020|Below the Water Line, News, Science|

Crystal River Florida is known for its vibrant, azure springs and “Old Florida” landscape.  How can you look out on a sawgrass prairie and not say “wow”?  Even though the landscape remains picturesque, the water quality of the river still drastically declines. Only 40 years ago, one could clearly see fish and manatee swimming below. Now in the main river, it is hard to spot any fish unless they jump from the murky water.  

Where the Eelgrass Grows

By |2020-02-10T21:12:28-05:00December 15th, 2019|Below the Water Line, Our Story|

It's no secret that the eelgrass in King's Bay is plentiful and abundant. Once planted, the baby grass is kept in a Grow SAV Exclusionary Device  for about a year. This insures the roots are established and those eelgrass plants are ready to take on the aquatic world! But what happens before all of that? Where do those baby plants come from?