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UF experts warn of potential peril caused by ocean acidification

July 11, 2024

The world’s oceans absorb about 30% of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which does not bode well for Florida’s 825 miles of coastline. Carbon dioxide can contribute to ocean acidification -- a reduction in the pH of the ocean -- which ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Atmosphere, Carbon Dioxide, Clams, Coral Reef, Emissions, Florida Aquarium, Florida Sea Grant, Josh Patterson, Lisa Krimsky, Marine, Ocean Acidification, Oysters, Pathogens, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Sea Urchins, Water Pollution

Clams as Restoration Tools: GSI Workshop Prioritizes Research Needs for Florida

February 23, 2021

The Gulf Shellfish Institute (GSI) works with industry, research and regulatory partners throughout Florida and the Gulf region to improve and increase the production of bivalve shellfish for both ecological and economic benefit. Key to their ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Clam, Florida Sea Grant, Gulf Shellfish Institute, Restoration, Shellfish, Water Quality
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

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