Climate Change

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New Report: Climate Vulnerability Assessment of CCMP

January 23, 2018

How could sea level rise, ocean acidification, and rising air and water temperatures impact water quality and wildlife habitat in the Sarasota Bay watershed? A new report, managed by the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program and authored by Shafer Consulting, aims to use scientific projections of climate change to predict potential impacts on community goals for…

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New Video! Preparing Sarasota Bay for Sea Level Rise

January 23, 2018

What challenges does sea level rise pose for restoring and managing Sarasota Bay? SBEP staff and partners appear in a new video about sea level rise impacts on Sarasota Bay. The video is intended for general audiences.

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How Do Hurricanes Impact Estuaries?

October 31, 2017

Hurricanes and large storm events can bring extreme change and devastation to coastal habitats, like estuaries. Although damage varies greatly depending on the characteristics of the storm, below are some common ways estuaries are impacted: Estuary – A partly enclosed coastal body of water in which river water is mixed with seawater. More Water Hurricanes bring a lot…

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King Tides Photo Contest – May 26th & 27th

May 10, 2017

We need help photographing King Tides in your area! On Friday, May 26th and Saturday, 27th, many coastal areas around the U.S. will experience King Tides, or extreme high tides. If you will be in Sarasota or Bradenton on either day, snap some photos for a chance to be featured on our website and win prizes. Photo…

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Working Toward a Climate-Ready Estuary

January 9, 2017

SBEP’s Climate Vulnerability Assessment The SBEP is working to understand how climate change could affect future watershed management by identifying potential risks to our goals of conserving water quality and habitat in the Sarasota Bay watershed. Within the vast scope of climate change impacts, we will specifically consider four stressors likely to occur in the…

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