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New Tools and Approaches to Better Manage Nutrient Impact


July 18, 2019

Growing Algae to Remove Excess Nutrients With all of the press regarding harmful algal blooms, it is sometimes easy to forget that most algae are good – in fact crucial for the health of our aquatic food webs. Algae also help us breathe, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Blue-green Algae, Caloosahatchee, Climate Change, Climate Tools, Cyanobacteria, Estuaries, Gulf Coast, HABs, Harmful Algae, Harmful Algal Blooms, Lake Okeechobee, Nutrient Impact, Oceans, Red Tide, Satellite Imagery, St. Lucie Estuary, UF Research Discoveries, Water Quality

Florida Climate-Smart Agriculture Initiative Announced


July 18, 2019

Florida’s farms, ranch and forest industries are taking a lead and calling for deeper exploration of farmers, ranchers, and forest land owners as suppliers of environmental protection as well as of food and fiber. The Florida Climate-Smart ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Blue-green Algae, Climate Change, Climate Smart Solutions, Climate Tools, Cyanobacteria, Estuaries, HABs, Harmful Algae, Harmful Algal Blooms, Nutrient Impact, Oceans, Red Tide, UF Research Discoveries, Water Quality

The Causes of Harmful Algal Blooms: What We Know


July 18, 2019

Florida's Big Questions As Floridians look for solutions to the state's growing harmful algal bloom problem, a few major questions regarding the causes of these blooms can arise: What are the current sources, fate and transport ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Blue-green Algae, Caloosahatchee, Causes, Cyanobacteria, Estuaries, HABs, Harmful Algae, Harmful Algal Blooms, Lake Okeechobee, Oceans, Red Tide, St. Lucie Estuary, Water Quality

Seventh Graders Make a Difference for Hernando’s Coast


June 5, 2018

On May 30, seventh-grade students from Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology braved bands of heavy rain to plant smooth cordgrass along the shoreline of Linda Pedersen Park. With their eager work ethic, they were able to plant everything ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Estuaries, Florida Sea Grant, Habitat, Restoration, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County, Wildlife

Coastal Erosion–a problem with new solutions


August 25, 2017

Life on the coast has tremendous benefits; steady sea breezes, gorgeous beaches, plentiful fishing and paddling opportunities. Nevertheless, there are definite downsides to living along it, too. Besides storms like Hurricane Harvey making ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Barrier Islands, Climate, Coastal Erosion, Estuaries, Habitat Conservation, Habitat Restoration, Invasive Species, Living Shoreline, Living Shorelines, Native Plants, Panhandle Habitats, Panhandle Outdoors, Sea Level Rise

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