Tag: InsideNatureCoast

Pioneer Snook in the Nature Coast

snook being measured

What are pioneer snook? Common snook (Centropomus undecimalis) are a highly sought-after sport fish found in tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.  Lately, anglers are catching many more snook in the Nature… Read More

Congratulations to the Nature Coast Champions!

Nature Coast Champion Award Plaques

We are pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural class of the Nature Coast Champion award! The Nature Coast Champion is a new award program initiated by the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station. The awards recognize people… Read More

Recreational Scalloping Season 2019

Scallops nestled in seagrass

Recreational bay scallop season is quickly approaching! Thousands of residents and visitors will flock to the shallow coastal areas of Florida’s Big Bend to go scalloping and seek out their limit of the sweet and tasty meat. Recreational… Read More

Follow the Big Bend Shellfish Trail

Big Bend Shellfish Trail signs in Steinhatchee

  Shellfish in Florida’s Big Bend Shellfish harvest and consumption in Florida is an important facet of the maritime heritage of many coastal towns. The Florida Big Bend has several towns that still harbor local shellfish fisheries. These… Read More

UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension @ Yankeetown Seafood Festival

Children and adults interact with Extension Master Gardeners during annual Arts and Seafood Festival.

Visit UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension booth at 37th Annual Yankeetown Arts, Crafts and Seafood Festival, November 17th and 18th, 9-5 pm.  Extension Master Gardeners love to “talk plants.” Share photos of your flowering pride… Read More

Turtle v. Snake

Travis Thomas hoists an alligator snapping turtle out of the Suwannee River

Battle royale, science style If you know Suwannee River native and UF IFAS Wildlife Ecology and Conservation PhD Student Travis Thomas, then you know he has a passion for turtles. Specifically, Travis worked for years on a project to elevate the… Read More

UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension booth @ Cedar Key

Master Gardeners share UF resaserched based horticulture during Cedar Key Seafood Festival.

Visit UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension booth at 49th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival, October 20th and 21st, 9-5 pm. Extension Master Gardeners love to “talk plants.” Share photos of your flowering pride and… Read More

Redeeming a seawall

seawall with reef balls in front at the UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station

Shoreline armoring Most Floridians already know about the loss and degradation of our coastal habitats. One of the major causes of coastal habitat loss is shoreline armoring. Shoreline armoring, or hardening, occurs when seawalls, bulkheads, and large rocks… Read More