Category: Coasts & Marine

4-H Teen Visited Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

Jefferson County 4-H Teens traveled to Franklin County to participate in the 4-H District III Council Meeting/Retreat on April 7, 2018. The retreat began at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. Teens were given a guided tour of… Read More

It’s sea turtle nesting season and you can help

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People aren’t the only ones headed to Florida’s beaches right now. May 1 marks the official start of the sea turtle nesting season, and beachgoers can take steps to help turtles be successful, said Maia… Read More

Adaptation Planning for Coastal Communities

Coastal communities increasingly realize the need for adaptation strategies, but many are unsure where to begin. This intensive and interactive course provides individuals with a thorough grounding and practical skills for incorporating adaptation strategies into planning processes. Time… Read More

With five sets of legs, these horseshoe aren’t for tossing.

Extension connects the general public with University of Florida scientist and specialist by providing research based education. One such research project is University of Florida’s horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus)  watch. The goal is to identify, tag and record… Read More

CHANGING THE LOCAL SCENERY BY RESTORING THE COAST

B.J. Hall-Scharf, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County, Brooksville, Florida and W.J. Lester, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County, Brooksville, Florida.  Situation: In 2015, Hernando County updated its Noxious Plant Control ordinance to require removal of lead tree (Leucaena leucocephala) and Brazilian… Read More

Florida Sea Grant helped save Keys lobster industry nearly $4 million after Hurricane Irma

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurricane Irma displaced more than 150,000 spiny lobster traps in the Florida Keys last year, sometimes miles away from their original locations. But a novel eyes-in-the-sky solution has saved the industry nearly $4 million, according… Read More