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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

UF IFAS NCBS: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Update

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December 7, 2021

Since the establishment of NCBS six years ago, scientific outreach, education, and extension have been among the primary priorities of the work of the station. The station has built up staff, volunteers, and facilities to communicate and educate ... READ MORE

Category: Events, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Human Dimensions, NCBS Graduate Students, NCBS Interns, NCBS Volunteers, Research
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Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup 2021


November 12, 2021

Coastal cleanup by the numbers This year, the International Coastal Cleanup was a back in full swing and was a success! At least 140 volunteers braved the rain to remove nearly 2,500 pounds of trash from local shorelines. This is similar to ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Events, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Cedar Key, Cleanup, Coastal Habitat, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Marine Debris, NCBS Volunteers, Plastic
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Learn how to restore marine habitats


March 2, 2021

Marine habitats Marine habitats such as seagrass meadows, coral reefs, and sponge beds are some of the most threatened on the planet. UF/IFAS and Florida Sea Grant Extension agents in the Nature Coast work a lot on marine habitat restoration ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Events, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Artificial Reef, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Coral Reef, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Marine Habitat, Restoration, Seagrass, Sponge, Video
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Living Shorelines for Marine Contractors – Virtual Course this Month!!


January 7, 2021

  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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Events, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration, Virtual Learning
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Baked Seatrout with Pesto Pine Nut Topping: Florida Seafood at your Fingertips LIVE!


November 11, 2020

Spotted seatrout! The recipe below uses wild-caught spotted seatrout, a fish commonly targeted by inshore anglers. There is only a small commercial fishery for seatrout in Florida, so it might be tough to find in seafood markets. You can substitute ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Events, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Cooking, Cooking Demonstration, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Recipe, Seafood, Seafood At Your Fingertips, Seafood At Your Fingertips LIVE, Spotted Seatrout

Catch the Nature Coast Currents


August 21, 2020

Nature Coast Currents 2022-2023 We are pleased to announce registration is open for the 2022-2023 webinar series, Nature Coast Currents! This free monthly webinar is designed to publicly communicate the results of the newest science and research ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Events, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Applied Research, Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Ecosystem Models, Fisheries, Fisheries Management, Fishing, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Lone Cabbage Reef, Marsh, NCBS Graduate Students, Oysters, Research, Restoration, Seagrass, Shoreline Restoration, Snook, Suwannee River, Virtual Learning, Water Quality
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Simply Delish Scallops: Florida Seafood at your Fingertips LIVE


July 22, 2020

Scallops - get yours! The recipe below uses locally harvested bay scallops from Florida's Nature Coast. There is no commercial fishery for bay scallops in Florida (meaning local bay scallops are not sold in stores). So, if you want to use local ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Events, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Recreation, Scalloping, Scallops, Seafood, Seafood At Your Fingertips, Seafood At Your Fingertips LIVE, Seagrass

Recreational Scalloping Season 2020


June 3, 2020

Recreational bay scallop season is quickly approaching! Thousands of residents and visitors will flock to the shallow coastal areas of Florida's Big Bend to go scalloping and seek out their limit of the sweet and tasty meat. Recreational boating ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Events, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Boating, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, Pledge, Recreation, Research, Scalloping, Seagrass, Seagrass Scarring

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