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Derelict Crab Trap Cleanups Continue in 2022

by Jamie Hammond and Savanna Barry On Wednesday, January 5th, 2022, partners worked together to remove 52 derelict blue crab traps from the Steinhatchee estuary. They removed a total of 1,120 pounds of debris, continuing a years-long effort… Read More

NCBS Intern Report: Big Bend Aquatic Seagrass Preserve – Coastal Monitoring

 Written by 2021 Summer Intern, Lisa DeFillips Truly grateful  This summer I had the incredible opportunity to work with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in Crystal River. I owe a tremendous thank you to Tim Jones, Trisha… Read More

All Drains Lead to the Ocean

(This blog post is third in a series recounting a summer internship opportunity for the author. Collaborating with Martin County 4-H Youth Development and Florida Sea Grant extension agents, this account provides a unique perspective on the career… Read More

Why Florida Needs More GI-BMP and FFL

When I first started at UF/IFAS, these acronyms meant nothing to me. It took me some time to really understand what they stood for.  Now, I see how important they are. GI-BMP stands for “Green Industries Best Management… Read More

New study on mercury contamination has global implications for wildlife conservation

Ecologists have long known that mercury contamination reduced the number of viable offspring animals produce. Now, new research indicates that mercury may also make animals less likely to mate in the first place, suggesting that mercury and similar… Read More

2020 Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup Results

Coastal cleanup by the numbers Despite the challenges thrown at us by 2020, this year’s “contactless” version of the International Coastal Cleanup was a success! At least 155 volunteers removed nearly 2,700 pounds of trash from local shorelines…. Read More

2020 Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup Results

Coastal cleanup by the numbers Despite the challenges thrown at us by 2020, this year’s “contactless” version of the International Coastal Cleanup was a success! At least 155 volunteers removed nearly 2,700 pounds of trash from local shorelines…. Read More