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NCBS Intern Report: Assessing the Functional Equivalency of Mangrove Restoration in SW Florida

Written by 2021 Summer Intern, Meredith Anderson This summer, I had the opportunity to intern with UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station. Hosted by the United States Geological Survey Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, I worked on Dr. Demopoulos’… Read More

NCBS Intern Report: Evaluating JR-CSA Artificial Oyster Substrate to Improve Water Quality

Written by 2021 UF/IFAS NCBS Summer Intern, Grace Hejmanowski Introduction This summer I had the opportunity to work with artificial oyster reefs and water quality in Cedar Key while interning for Dr. Mark Clark at NCBS. I also had… Read More

A Partnership for PROS: Plastic Free Restoration of Oyster Shorelines

We focus a lot on oyster restoration here at the Nature Coast Biological Station and a new project aimed at reducing plastic use in oyster restoration has us excited. This project is called the Partnership for Plastic-free Restoration… Read More

Impact of Tropical Storm Elsa on Cedar Key Living Shorelines

Written by Mark Clark, Associate Professor, Wetland Ecology with UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Dept.  Tropical Storm Elsa passed 35 miles west of Cedar Key on July 7 with a peak wind gust of 49.6 kn. A maximum… Read More

Mapping propeller scars and charting a course for recovery with drone imagery

Guest post authored by Tom Ankersen Seagrass from all angles Florida Sea Grant provides small grant funding opportunities for its specialists, affiliates and agents to collaborate on programming to develop and apply the science, policy and outreach in… Read More

Genotype, Nursery Design, and Depth Influence the Growth of Staghorn Coral Fragments

Paul Maneval1*, Charles A. Jacoby2, Holden E. Harris3, Thomas K. Frazer4   Motivation Historically, the staghorn coral Acropora cervicornis was a dominant foundation species that provided much of the rugosity and structural complexity on Caribbean coral reefs. However,… Read More

Learn how to restore marine habitats

Marine habitats Marine habitats such as seagrass meadows, coral reefs, and sponge beds are some of the most threatened on the planet. UF/IFAS and Florida Sea Grant Extension agents in the Nature Coast work a lot on marine… Read More

Clams as Restoration Tools: GSI Workshop Prioritizes Research Needs for Florida

The Gulf Shellfish Institute (GSI) works with industry, research and regulatory partners throughout Florida and the Gulf region to improve and increase the production of bivalve shellfish for both ecological and economic benefit. Key to their mission is… Read More

Donor marsh at Duke Energy Mariculture Center making donations!

In 2018, we worked with Duke Energy’s Mariculture Center in Crystal River to establish a large salt marsh nursery in one of their culture ponds. We needed the donor marsh because habitat restoration requires access to plant material…. Read More

Living Shorelines for Marine Contractors – Virtual Course this Month!!

  A growing demand for living shorelines Living shorelines are softer, greener alternatives to stabilize shorelines from erosion, sea level rise, and other damage. They protect, restore, or enhance natural shoreline habitat and maintain coastal processes through the… Read More