Rookery Bay NERR

Rookery Bay NERR

The primary objective of this project is to collate data, review indicators, and synthesize both to effectively report the health of Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in southwest Florida. Located at the northern end of the Ten Thousand Islands on the Gulf Coast of Florida, the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve represents one of the few remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries in North America. The Reserve covers 110,000 acres of mangrove forest, uplands, and open water that hosts hundreds of fish, birds, reptiles, and many other species.


Key Personnel

Alexandra Fries
Program Manager
Caroline Donovan
Program Manager
Brianne Walsh
Senior Science Communicator


  • Start: 2013-08-01
  • Finish: 2014-01-31
  • Duration: 5 months