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Derelict Crab Trap Cleanups Continue in 2022

by Jamie Hammond and Savanna Barry On Wednesday, January 5th, 2022, partners worked together to remove 52 derelict blue crab traps from the Steinhatchee estuary. They removed a total of 1,120 pounds of debris, continuing a years-long effort… Read More

NCBS Intern Report: Big Bend Aquatic Seagrass Preserve – Coastal Monitoring

 Written by 2021 Summer Intern, Lisa DeFillips Truly grateful  This summer I had the incredible opportunity to work with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in Crystal River. I owe a tremendous thank you to Tim Jones, Trisha… Read More

NCBS Intern Report: Exploring beneficial bacteria associated with lucinid clams and seagrass roots

Written by 2021 UF/IFAS NCBS Summer Intern, Emilee Stump My name is Emilee Stump and this summer I interned in the Meyer Microbial Ecology Lab. Over the course of this internship, I researched the bacterial symbionts associated with marine… Read More

Ready for Scallop Season? Take Your Marks, Get Set, GO!!!

What are scallops?  Scallops are bivalve mollusks that live in shallow waters close to shore along Florida’s Gulf Coast, from Pensacola to the Florida Keys, and have a characteristic 40 blue eyes along the shell borders. They are… Read More

Scallops after the season

What happens after Scallop season Scallop season deals with different challenges, including penny-sized scallops, rain (a lot of it in the last years), bad weather, storms, hurricane warnings and landings, flooded rivers, sea urchins, inexperienced boaters, heat, a… Read More

Seagrass, sea urchin and scallop survey in Taylor County

Assessing the condition of seagrass, sea urchins, and scallops The UF/IFAS Extension Agent and a certified scientific volunteer diver visited the area between Piney Point and Grassy Island to assess the condition of seagrass, sea urchins (https://myfwc.com/research/saltwater/codes/food-bait-invertebrates/variable-urchin/) and… Read More

Voice of UF/IFAS – Savanna Barry

Name: Savanna Barry Position: Regional Specialized Extension Agent II Hometown: Beaverdam, VA Years with UF/IFAS: 6 Describe your role at UF/IFAS: As an Extension Agent, I work on coastal issues in the Nature Coast. I serve residents, businesses,… Read More