Seagrass acreage variation for all bays in Tampa Bay

Bay Total Acreage Seagrass Acreage
1988 1994 1996 1999 2001 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016
Boca Ciega Bay 136,329 6,033 6,898 7,445 7,327 7,420 7,456 8,610 8,187 8,384 8,267 8,723 8,793
Clearwater Harbor 36,350 2,961 3,323 3,417 4,428 4,778 4,662 4,268 4,259 4,253
Hillsborough Bay 82,289 15 151 201 199 485 563 412 833 836 1,443 1,969 2,002
Long Bayou/Cross Bayou 1,779 0 6 16 2 56 1 1 0 0 5
Lower Tampa Bay 242,739 5,816 6,516 6,706 5,804 5,677 6,424 6,728 6,425 6,867 7,071 7,652 7,927
Manatee River Estuary 25,464 257 278 279 279 285 354 678 546 658 558 556 610
Middle Tampa Bay 273,076 5,145 5,717 5,466 5,276 5,390 6,085 4,947 6,452 7,992 8,698 9,164 9,124
Old Tampa Bay 216,839 5,027 5,939 5,803 4,425 5,299 4,654 5,431 5,827 6,685 7,007 10,269 11,149
Riviera Bay 1,965 293 180 142 126 136 163 196 370 359
St. Joseph Sound 107,971 11,621 10,665 11,710 10,326 12,462 12,647 12,773 12,921 12,845
Terra Ceia Bay 20,927 953 990 976 938 947 1,049 969 934 999 1,011 1,160 1,235