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Derelict Crab Trap Cleanups Continue in 2022

unloading crab traps from boat

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… Read More

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

seagrass

 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… Read More

NCBS Intern Report: Sea-Level Rise Driven Loss of Cabbage Palms in Coastal Forests

Cabbage Palms experiment

Written by 2021 Summer Intern, Kassidy King My name is Kassidy King, I am a Spring 2021 wildlife ecology and conservation graduate and I worked with Dr. Adams and Stephanie Verhulst on the sea-level rise… 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… Read More

Maximizing Fish Habitat Through Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Restoration

Written by Audrey Looby, Ph.D. student, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Over the past three years, I have been spent days trying and at times failing to catch fish on a lake or watching videos of… Read More

A Partnership for PROS: Plastic Free Restoration of Oyster Shorelines

a reef made of reef prisms

We focus a lot on oyster restoration here at the Nature Coast Biological Station and a new project aimed at reducing plastic use in oyster restoration has us excited. This project is called the Partnership… Read More

Mapping propeller scars and charting a course for recovery with drone imagery

scarred seagrass

Guest post authored by Tom Ankersen Seagrass from all angles Florida Sea Grant provides small grant funding opportunities for its specialists, affiliates and agents to collaborate on programming to develop and apply the science, policy… Read More

Genotype, Nursery Design, and Depth Influence the Growth of Staghorn Coral Fragments

Paul Maneval1*, Charles A. Jacoby2, Holden E. Harris3, Thomas K. Frazer4   Motivation Historically, the staghorn coral Acropora cervicornis was a dominant foundation species that provided much of the rugosity and structural complexity on Caribbean… Read More

Water quality monitoring commences in the newly established Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve

Florida’s Aquatic Preserve System The Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection oversees the Aquatic Preserve system. The goal of the Aquatic Preserves is to protect the best of Florida’s submerged areas so current and future generations… Read More