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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

Beneficial Algae or Unsightly Pond Scum?

Algae are an important component of an ecosystem, but when algae populations grow out of control, they begin to decrease water quality. The summer months generate high water temperatures and abundant sunlight. This in combination with excessive nutrient… Read More

Virtual Water Ambassador Webinar Series is Back!

The Water Ambassador lunch and learn webinar series is back for 2021! Join UF/IFAS Extension for the Virtual Water Ambassador lunch and learn webinar series. The Water Ambassador Program is an educational partnership between Martin County and UF/IFAS… Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – Florida Springs: Water Quality and Effects on Algal Blooms

Florida has the largest concentration of springs in the nation. Last Wednesday, Dr. Andrea Albertin, the Northwest District Water Resources Regional Specialized Agent discussed Florida’s springs water quality and its effects on algal blooms. Springs are extremely important… Read More

Diving into sea urchin feeding behavior: which seagrass plant is the tastiest and why?

Written by Jamila Roth, a Ph.D. student in UF/IFAS School of Natural Resources and Environment   Sea urchins are marine invertebrates that look like spiny pin cushions. They live in coastal areas and eat large amounts of underwater plants,… Read More

UF scientists show how long toxins produced by HABs of blue-green algae remain in the air

DAVIE, Fla. — Rivers, lakes, and ponds are recreational destinations for swimming, fishing, boating and more. When cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (cyanoHABs) form releasing toxins into these freshwater systems, there can be harmful impacts to all wildlife and… Read More

Is Your Pond Management Up to Scale?

When you think of Florida’s top recreational activities, fishing is certainly one of them. The state is full of fishing opportunities from the coast to inland lakes, rivers, and ponds. Despite all these natural fishing avenues, nothing quite… Read More