Written by M. Clark, J. Marchionno, E. Wellman
Spanning eight counties and largely free of development, Florida’s Nature Coast is one of the Gulf of Mexico’s untouched treasures. The region provides critical ... READ MORE
We focus a lot on oyster restoration here at the Nature Coast Biological Station and a new project aimed at reducing plastic use in oyster restoration has us excited. This project is called the Partnership for Plastic-free Restoration of Oyster ... READ MORE
Written by Mark Clark, Associate Professor, Wetland Ecology with UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Dept.
Tropical Storm Elsa passed 35 miles west of Cedar Key on July 7 with a peak wind gust of 49.6 kn. A maximum storm surge of 2.56’ ft occurred ... READ MORE
In 2018, we worked with Duke Energy’s Mariculture Center in Crystal River to establish a large salt marsh nursery in one of their culture ponds. We needed the donor marsh because habitat restoration requires access to plant material. Establishing ... READ MORE
A growing demand for living shorelines
Living shorelines are softer, greener alternatives to stabilize shorelines from erosion, sea level rise, and other damage. They protect, restore, or enhance natural shoreline habitat and maintain ... READ MORE