Category: UF/IFAS Research

NCBS Intern Report: Bay Scallop Population and Recreational Fishery Monitoring

Amy Oxton

NCBS Intern Report written by Amy Oxton, with Steve Geiger and Jennifer Granneman from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation. What did my summer internship consist of? Everything scallops. This summer I had the honor of interning with the Nature… Read More

How are we doing after 50+ years of oyster restoration in the US?

Oyster beds off of the coast of Cedar Key, Florida.

If you are like me, you have heard a lot of buzz lately about oyster restoration efforts. But did you know that oyster restoration has been going on in the United States since at least 1964? What have… 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