Category: Coasts & Marine

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horseshoe crabs

Did you know that horseshoe crabs have been around for at least 445 million years? Fossil records from prehistoric horseshoe crabs look very similar to existing horseshoe crabs, with not much change. And, that is why some people… Read More

Become a Florida Friendly Fishing Guide

Catching and taking fin clippings from snook fish off of Hernando Beach for UF/IFAS Sea Grant research with Becca Burton, Hernando County Extension agent Brittany Scharf, and Emma Pistole of the Nature Coast Biological Station on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

Did you know that small boat captain licenses in Florida increased 27% since 2009? This rapid growth in the for-hire fishing guide sector speaks to the vast popularity of recreational fishing in Florida. It can be difficult to… Read More

Women in STEM Careers: Dr. Emily Hall

Dr. Emily Hall conducts research in her lab

Throughout history, women have been instrumental in advancing science, in key discoveries and insightful developments. Some of my favorite contemporary scientists are women, including Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Jane Goodall, and Dr. Eugenie “Genie” Clark, each of whom… Read More

Slake your thirst for water quality knowledge at our classes

People enjoying Nokomis Beach in Sarasota County.

By Lee Hayes Byron, County Extension Director, and Kevin O’Horan, Communications Coordinator Even as our annual summer rains have rolled in and nagging algal blooms have gradually given way, water remains a hot topic in our area, and… Read More

Volunteers needed for horseshoe crab project

Often, when I meet people, they ask me. “What do you do?” When I tell them I’m a marine biologist, I get replies like, “Cool, I always wanted to be a marine biologist” or “I wish I could… Read More

We all contribute to nitrogen pollution

dead fish on beach due to red tide

NOTE: This is the first post in a series devoted to what you can do to reduce the duration of the next harmful algal bloom. As we endure a terrible red tide outbreak on our coast, coupled with blue-green algae… Read More

CLASS: Marine fisheries regulations and management

marine fish swimming

This multi-agency workshop on April 23 will feature information about and training on marine fisheries management and regulations. Register early through ufsarasotaext.eventbrite.com to reserve your seat for an event with a wide range of valuable information, including: Florida… Read More