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Could your body be storing the key to saving seagrass?


October 24, 2022

Struvite is a crystallized compound made from the byproduct of wastewater treatment plants. It includes phosphorus and nitrogen, two ingredients that are key to plant growth and used in other fertilizer sources. A new University ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Ann Wilkie, Cheryl Mackowiak, North Florida Research And Education Center, Patrick Inglett, Research, Seagrass, Seagrass Restoration, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Study, Todd Osborne, Wastewater, Whitney Laboratory For Marine Bioscience

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

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August 19, 2022

Written by 2022 Summer Intern Aliyah Formont, hosted by Timothy Jones, Trisha Green, Kate Suchanec, and Catherine Puma from the BBSAP I had the opportunity to spend my summer with the Department of Environmental Protection and the Big Bend ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Aquatic Preserve, Coastal Habitat, Crystal River, NCBS Interns, Research, Seagrass, Water Quality
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Immersive experiences with coastal habitats – no towel required!


July 29, 2022

by Jessie Moses and Savanna Barry We are in the dog days of summer and with price of gas these days, exploring the coast from the comfort of home can be a great option. We are excited to announce two new virtual options to explore and learn ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Boating, Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marsh, Oysters, Recreation, Restoration, Seagrass, Seagrass Scarring, Shoreline Restoration
seagrass bed off the coast of Cedar Key, Florida.

An efficient, sustainable fertilizer for seagrass


May 19, 2022

New research from the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences may improve seagrass restoration efforts. The loss of seagrass is devastating coastal ecosystems. Impacts include declining water quality and marine life dying off ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Coastal Ecosystems, Conor MacDonnell, Fertilizer, Patrick Inglett, Seagrass, Soil And Water Sciences, Struvite, Todd Osborne

Join the discussion about the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve


April 27, 2022

Florida's newest Aquatic Preserve, the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve (NCAP), is about to reach an important milestone. Since designation in 2020, managers and staff at Florida's Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) have worked hard ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Applied Research, Birds, Boating, Citizen Science, Cleanup, Climate Change, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Mangroves, Marine Debris, Marsh, Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve, Recreation, Research, Restoration, Scalloping, Sea Level Rise, Seagrass, Seagrass Scarring, Water Quality
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Derelict Crab Trap Cleanups Continue in 2022


January 6, 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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cleanup, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, Marine Debris, Pollution, Seagrass

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