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take the seagrass scarring pledge

Pledge to be a seagrass safe boater!


July 25, 2019

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Boating, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Pledge, Recreation, Seagrass, Seagrass Scarring
snook being measured

Pioneer Snook in the Nature Coast


July 1, 2019

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Applied Research, Citizen Science, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, NCBS Graduate Students, NCBS Volunteers, Research
Scallops nestled in seagrass

Recreational Scalloping Season 2019


June 4, 2019

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Boating, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, Pledge, Scalloping, Seagrass, Seagrass Scarring
Big Bend Shellfish Trail signs in Steinhatchee

Follow the Big Bend Shellfish Trail


February 8, 2019

  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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Blue Crabs, Clams, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Oysters, Recreation, Scalloping, Seafood, Shellfish Trail, Shrimp, Stone Crabs, Suwannee River

2018 Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup


September 4, 2018

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Events, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Cleanup, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, InsideNatureCoast, Marine Debris, NCBS Volunteers, Plastic, Pollution

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