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Common Snook: New Predators in the Nature Coast!


August 2, 2022

Written by Jordan Bajema, Ph.D. Student,  School of Natural Resources and Environment. Advisor: Will Patterson. Anglers along the Nature Coast may have noticed a new species in town the last few years, the Common Snook. This iconic Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Recreation, UF/IFAS Research, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: Boating, Fisheries, Fishing, FWC, NCBS Graduate Students, Recreation, Research, Seatrout, Snook, SRWMD, Suwannee River

NCBS Intern Report: Marine and Coastal Science Communication


August 1, 2022

Written by 2022 Summer Intern Jessie Moses, hosted by Savanna Barry (UF/IFAS NCBS) Sci-Comm for Floridians and beyond As an intern this summer, I got to work with Dr. Savanna Barry creating marine and coastal science communications ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Featured, NCBS Interns, Recreation, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration
checking out oysters and reef balls

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

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

New guided tours help you follow the Big Bend Shellfish Trail


March 9, 2022

Big Bend Shellfish Trail Florida's Big Bend is one of the last places in Florida with wide swaths of undeveloped coastline. Here, natural shorelines mix with abundant wildlife and clean water to produce amazing visitor experiences. But, many ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation
Tags: Fisheries, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Oysters, Scalloping, Seafood, Suwannee River, Tourism

OPERATION SPATFALL: Exploration, experimentation, and restoration of oysters along Florida’s Nature Coast


February 15, 2022

Written by M. Clark, J. Marchionno, E. Wellman   Background 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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Living Shoreline, Oysters, Research, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration, Water Quality

NCBS Intern Report: Assessing the Functional Equivalency of Mangrove Restoration in SW Florida


January 14, 2022

Written by 2021 Summer Intern, Meredith Anderson This summer, I had the opportunity to intern with UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station. Hosted by the United States Geological Survey Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, I worked on Dr. ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Mangrove, NCBS Interns, Restoration

NCBS Intern Report: Historical Aspects of Common Snook Expansion on Florida’s Nature Coast


January 14, 2022

Written by 2021 Summer Intern, Katie Everett This past summer, I had the exceptional experience of working with Charlie Martin, Mike Allen, and Ashley McDonald at the Nature Coast Biological Station in Cedar Key. My project focused on investigating ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Fisheries, Fishing, Human Dimensions, NCBS Interns, Research, Snook

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