The Tidal Creek Habitats tool provides public access to data collected from sentinel
habitats (e.g., tidal creeks). These sentinel habitats can provide an early warning
of ensuing harm to a larger system. Additional information can be found in the background.
Geographic Range: The current tool includes data collected from tidal creeks in
the southeastern United States (e.g., Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina) and
information related to that data (e.g., background, descriptions of the parameters
measured, publications, videos). Over the coming year, data collected from tidal
creeks in the Gulf of Mexico will also be added.
Tidal Creek Habitats: Sentinels
of Coastal Health - Information Booklet
This booklet describes the relationships between coastal development and these sensitive
habitats that form the connection between people, estuaries and the ocean.
The data can be accessed using one of two tools:
Data Explorer Map Tool – Interactive Map
Use this tool to spatially view the summaries of data throughout the SE by toggling
between various data types and parameters. Parameters are categorized by scientifically
Data Retrieval Tool – Table Format
Use this tool to view and download data of interest for each tidal creek sampled.
Data types include water quality (point measurements), sediment quality, biological
data, continuous water quality, and watershed attributes.