CITIZEN SCIENCE DATA

In order to understand complex ecological problems, you need large amounts of data that is consistently collected over a long period of time.

 

ORCA scientists and community members are working together to gather data needed to optimize conservation efforts.

Explore Pollution Mapping Data

Pollution Mapping Citizen Science Project

This project involves on-going comprehensive monitoring of specific sites within the Indian River Lagoon. During each quarterly monitoring event, citizen scientists measure basic water quality parameters (temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH, and alkalinity), measure muck depth, and collect both water and sediment samples to be brought back to the Center for Citizen Science for analyses. Once at the lab, citizen scientists composite and prepare samples for particle analysis, as well as measure nutrient concentrations (ammonia, nitrate/nitrite, and phosphate) in both water column and pore water samples. Additional analyses of these samples include relative toxicity, glyphosate, and atrazine. See the data.

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Explore Fish Monitoring Data

One Health Fish Monitoring Citizen Science Project

This project tests for toxins and toxicants in fish from the Indian River Lagoon and connecting waterways. Current analyses in this project include: heavy metals (mercury, lead, cadmium), cyanotoxins, microplastics, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), pharmaceuticals, controlled substances, and parasites.  Data to be displayed soon! Register here to be notified when the data is available on line.

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Dive into Team ORCA's Citizen Science blog to read about the importance of data collection, why we monitor, the significance of citizen science and more!

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Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Inc.

 

Mailing Address: PO Box 4291, Fort Pierce, FL 34948

Center for Citizen Science: 2515 Airport N Drive, Bldg B, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Engineering Office: 140 Tomahawk Drive, Unit 6, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937

 

P: 772.467.1600

ORCA is dedicated to the protection and restoration of aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies, science-based conservation action and community education and outreach.

 

Please help support our mission.

ORCA is a non-profit, non-governmental conservation organization tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) IRS. Contributions are tax-deductible.

 

COPYRIGHT © 2018-2022 OCEAN RESEARCH & CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Inc.

 

Mailing Address:
PO Box 4291, Fort Pierce, FL 34948

Center for Citizen Science:
2515 Airport N Drive, Bldg B, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Engineering Office:
140 Tomahawk Drive, Unit 6, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937

 

P: 772.467.1600

 

inquiries@teamorca.org

ORCA is dedicated to the protection and restoration of aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies, science-based conservation action and community education and outreach.

 

Please help support our mission.

Connect with ORCA

Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Inc.

 

Main Office:
PO Box 4291, Fort Pierce, FL 34948

Center for Citizen Science:
2515 Airport N Drive, Bldg B, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Engineering Office:
140 Tomahawk Drive, Unit 6, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937

 

P: 772.467.1600

 

inquiries@teamorca.org