Tag: oysters

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

Spring 2018 Nature Coast Master Naturalist Courses

A Perfect Backdrop for Learning Florida’s Nature Coast provides an ideal natural classroom. Even the casual onlooker will easily observe diverse ecological interactions. Dolphins feeding along oyster bars, black skimmers flocking along the beach, and white ibis flying… Read More

NCBS Intern Report: Testing Coastal Restoration Strategies

NCBS Intern Report by: Audrey Batzer, Intern with UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station and Dr. Christine Angelini in the UF Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences   Helping test oyster restoration strategies This summer I was lucky enough to… Read More

Grant to build up ecological ‘resilience’ in Big Bend

In less than 30 years, 3,000-year-old oyster reefs off Florida’s Big Bend coastline have declined by 88 percent, according to University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers. For residents who depend on the fishing grounds… Read More