Tag: seagrass

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

New Recreational Scalloping Resource

A boat and the text Scalloping Best Practices

Scalloping – From the Boat to Your Plate Scallop season is still going strong in the Nature Coast! But did you know there is a lot more to scalloping than just finding the scallops? There’s a lot to… Read More

New research on seagrass resilience in the Nature Coast

a diver studies seagrass

Seagrass in the Nature Coast Seagrasses are flowering, marine plants with fully developed leaves, roots, and rhizomes. Seagrasses support many valuable ecosystem functions such as improving water clarity and providing  habitat. Along Florida’s Nature Coast, the size and… Read More

NCBS Intern Report: Human Dimensions of Scalloping and Boating in Florida’s Nature Coast

interns Alec and Kimberly kayaking in Three Sisters Springs

NCBS Intern Report by: Kimberly Magee, Intern with UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station and Dr. Savanna Barry The Dynamic Intern Duo Many people who have worked with the public probably have a pretty bleak opinion of people. However,… Read More