Seagrass fruit, who knew?
Did you know that seagrasses are flowering plants? And did you know that many seagrasses also produce fruit?! Yep, there is such thing as seagrass fruit. Most people have never seen a seagrass flower, much less a seagrass ... READ MORE
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 take a toll on sensitive habitats ... READ MORE
What are pioneer snook?
Common snook (Centropomus undecimalis) are a highly sought-after sport fish found in tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. Lately, anglers are catching many more snook in the ... READ MORE
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 boating ... READ MORE
Spring is in the air and summer is quickly approaching. While we plan weekend getaways and summer holidays, shorebirds are gearing up for nesting season (Mar-Aug). Here's all you need to know to make sure your summer fun doesn't interfere ... READ MORE
Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch is a citizen science program focused on collecting important data on nesting horseshoe crabs. Tagging and releasing horseshoe crabs is an important duty of the citizen scientists, as is reporting later sightings ... READ MORE
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 shellfish fisheries. ... READ MORE
Battle royale, science style
If you know Suwannee River native and UF IFAS Wildlife Ecology and Conservation PhD Student Travis Thomas, then you know he has a passion for turtles. Specifically, Travis worked for years on a project to elevate ... READ MORE
Most Floridians already know about the loss and degradation of our coastal habitats. One of the major causes of coastal habitat loss is shoreline armoring. Shoreline armoring, or hardening, occurs when seawalls, bulkheads, ... READ MORE
Please join us for a fun-filled day of helping our coast!
The International Coastal Cleanup is an annual event organized by the Ocean Conservancy - the Cedar Key community has been participating for over 10 years! Please come out and join ... READ MORE