I am going to end 2023 with an article on a project I hope to conduct in 2024. It will focus on insular cottonmouths and will focus on the western panhandle, though those in the eastern panhandle might be interested and could help. For obvious ... READ MORE
Written by 2023 UF/IFAS NCBS Undergraduate Intern Thaleia Roda
This summer, I had the pleasure of being the Nature Coast Biological Station’s (NCBS) Coastal Ecology Intern under Dr. Mike Allen. Since I was stationed at NCBS, I became ... READ MORE
Based on an annual evaluation recent competed, and feedback from my advisory committee, water quality issues are the number one natural resource concern for those who follow my extension programs. It makes sense. Poor water quality can negatively ... READ MORE
We are getting close to the end of the year and here are the salinity numbers for the 3rd Quarter.
For those who have not been following this, we have trained volunteers to record the salinity at the surface near the shoreline around ... READ MORE
Marine invertebrate species are among the most diverse group of organisms on the planet. From giant squid and octopus with huge brains and mind-blowing camouflage capability to free-floating comb jellies, they are endlessly fascinating.
At ... READ MORE
Living shorelines use natural solutions – installed plants and habitat structures – to strengthen beaches against erosion.
Three living shorelines projects out of the Cedar Key-based UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station ... READ MORE
Hi there! My name is Ozzy the Otter, and I have some exciting news for you. Treasure Quest locations have popped up all across Sarasota County! Come play with me and learn all about what nature has to offer at your favorite park or library. ... READ MORE
Mark Twain once said – “Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.” A similar statement could be made about the Gulf Sturgeon – “Everyone talks about the Gulf sturgeon, but on one has actually seen one.” ... READ MORE
Iconic signature of tropical coastlines
Visitors to Florida like to associate palm trees with the tropics, but for those who know them, mangroves are really the iconic coastal signature of the topics.
Worldwide, there are 50 species ... READ MORE
Written by 2023 Undergraduate Intern Liel Shachr, hosted by the Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Preserve and FL Dept. of Environmental Protection
This summer, I had the privilege of interning at the Big Bend Seagrasses ... READ MORE