Category: Coasts & Marine

Horseshoe Crabs

By Shelly Krueger, Florida Sea Grant Agent, Monroe County IFAS Extension When I see a horseshoe crab I feel transported back in time.  Horseshoe crabs roamed the continental shelves of the primordial seas 200 million years before dinosaurs… Read More

Oyster Gardens, Coming to a Dock Near You

“It was a bold man who first ate an oyster,” said writer and satirist Jonathan Swift. Historically in many parts of Florida, oysters were once harvested and consumed, but today those areas are few and far between. The… Read More

Red Tide Alert for Indian River County

By Christine Kelly-Begazo, Indian River County Agriculture Extension Agent and Josh Kutyna, Extension office Program Assistant With the exception of Round Island Beach Park, all beach access points have been closed in Indian River County due to the presence… Read More

CALS students share their ecology and conservation research in Latin America

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month recognized during September 15 through October 15, CALS is showcasing its students, faculty, and alumni who research topics of importance to Latin America.  The UF/IFAS wildlife ecology and conservation department (WEC) has… Read More