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Pledge to be a seagrass safe boater!

take the seagrass scarring pledge

Seagrass safe boating Summer boating season is in full swing! In my mind, almost nothing beats a beautiful day on the water. Florida has plenty of gorgeous coastal areas for boating, but boat traffic can… Read More

Healing scars: restoration of shallow seagrass banks

scarred seagrass

Experienced inshore boaters are all too familiar with the common sight of scarred seagrass. Seagrass meadows, located in shallow coastal waters, are vulnerable to damage by props, hulls, and anchors. The Nature Coast is especially… 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… Read More

The making of an oyster reef

Almost 90% of the oyster reefs historically present along the Big Bend of Florida have been lost in recent decades. This is a tragic loss for the coastal zone, given the high value of oyster… Read More

NCBS Intern Report: Sustainable Boating and Scalloping in the Nature Coast

Alec Cronin in Three Sisters Spring

NCBS Intern Report by Alec Cronin, Intern with UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station’s Dr. Savanna Barry Seagrass, seagrass, seagrass (and scallops). Seagrass Seagrass Seagrass. Let this permeate your mind till all you think about is… Read More