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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

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
unloading crab traps from boat

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
seagrass

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


December 15, 2021

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, NCBS Interns, Plastic, Pollution, Seagrass, Springs, Water Quality
Cabbage Palms experiment

NCBS Intern Report: Sea-Level Rise Driven Loss of Cabbage Palms in Coastal Forests


December 15, 2021

Written by 2021 Summer Intern, Kassidy King My name is Kassidy King, I am a Spring 2021 wildlife ecology and conservation graduate and I worked with Dr. Adams and Stephanie Verhulst on the sea-level rise driven loss of cabbage palms in coastal ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, NCBS Interns, Research, Sea Level Rise

SWFWMD, FWC, UF launch shocking snook study in King’s Bay


December 15, 2021

Written by Buster Thompson, Chronicle Reporter Anglers fish with hooks, lines, and sinkers to get their catch of the day. Biologists on the other hand use electrofishing to stun and collect their wild specimens, and state scientists needed ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Recreation, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Boating, Fisheries, Fishing, FWC, Recreation, Snook, Springs, SRWMD, Suwannee River

NCBS Intern Report: Evaluating JR-CSA Artificial Oyster Substrate to Improve Water Quality


December 10, 2021

Written by 2021 UF/IFAS NCBS Summer Intern, Grace Hejmanowski Introduction This summer I had the opportunity to work with artificial oyster reefs and water quality in Cedar Key while interning for Dr. Mark Clark at NCBS. I also had the opportunity ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Florida Sea Grant, Living Shoreline, NCBS Interns, Oysters, Restoration, Water Quality

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