Tag: Florida Sea Grant

The making of an oyster reef

Almost 90% of the oyster reefs historically present along the Big Bend of Florida have been lost in recent decades. This is a tragic loss for the coastal zone, given the high value of oyster reefs for coastal… Read More

Seventh Graders Make a Difference for Hernando’s Coast

On May 30, seventh-grade students from Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology braved bands of heavy rain to plant smooth cordgrass along the shoreline of Linda Pedersen Park. With their eager work ethic, they were able to… Read More

Restoring Florida’s Coast: From the Perspective of a Student

Guest post by Anna Babione In the beginning of the year, Mr. Ahrens introduced the idea of growing our own plants from seed to replace the invasive species on Florida’s beautiful coast. At first, I was not sure… Read More

UF/IFAS Natural Resources Faculty Earn National Recognition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — From forests to wetlands, rivers to coastline, Floridians and visitors enjoy the Sunshine State’s rich natural resources each day. Natural resources educators with the University of Florida have been nationally recognized for their work to… Read More

Florida’s Bay Scallop Seminar

Join us for our second annual recreational scalloping seminar! At this seminar, attendees with learn how to make scallop Gyotaku, about scallop biology, management, boating safety, and changes to the upcoming season in Pasco and Hernando Counties. Speakers:… Read More

500 Native Coastal Plants Replace Invasive Vegetation

On Monday, May 21st, a group of Hernando County Master Gardeners and community volunteers assisted UF/IFAS Hernando County Extension Agents, Brittany Hall-Scharf and Bill Lester, with removing invasive vegetation from coastal county parks. With shovels and rakes in… Read More

Fact Sheet: Handling the Fish You Catch

One of the joys of fishing is eating the fish you catch, but you may find your catch doesn’t taste as fresh as expected. Fish must be handled properly or they will spoil quickly. In addition to disappointing… 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

How much seafood did you eat? Photos jog memory, aid scientific recommendations

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Seafood can be a tasty source of protein that supports a healthy, balanced diet. But too much of anything is not always beneficial, said Anne Mathews, a food and human nutrition scientist with the University… Read More