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Let’s talk trash! Operation TRAP uses interceptor devices to catch litter.


March 18, 2024

Single-use plastic consumption has been steadily increasing since the 1950’s, leading to an increase of garbage in our rivers, streams, and oceans. Recent estimates indicate that 23 million metric tons of plastic end up in aquatic environments ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Aquatic Preserves, Litter Interceptor Devices, Marine Debris

NCBS Intern Report: Coastal Ecology


December 1, 2023

Written by 2023 UF/IFAS NCBS Undergraduate Intern Thaleia Roda   This summer, I had the pleasure of being the Nature Coast Biological Station’s (NCBS) Coastal Ecology Intern under Dr. Mike Allen. Since I was stationed at NCBS, I became ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, NCBS Interns, Suwannee River

NCBS Intern Report: Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Preserves Coastal Monitoring


November 27, 2023

Written by 2023 Undergraduate Intern Liel Shachr, hosted by the Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Preserve and FL Dept. of Environmental Protection Seagrass Monitoring This summer, I had the privilege of interning at the Big Bend Seagrasses ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, , Water
Tags: Aquatic Preserve, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Department Of Environmental Protection, NCBS Interns, Seagrass, Water Quality

NCBS Intern Report: Fisheries Independent Monitoring


October 9, 2023

Written by 2023 Undergraduate Intern Seth Keep, hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission What is FIM? As an NCBS summer intern, I had the amazing opportunity of working alongside the Fisheries-Independent Monitoring ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: Fisheries, Fishing, FWC, NCBS Interns, Research, Seatrout, Snook, Water Quality

Hurricane Idalia flood depth predictions for Cedar Key and surrounding region


August 29, 2023

Hurricane Idalia flood predictions The Resilient Cedar Key project team has generated new flood depth prediction maps for Hurricane Idalia. These maps are generated from models created during a recent flooding vulnerability assessment. These ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Cedar Key, Coastal Systems, Flood Mapping Tool, Flooding, Flooding Vulnerability Assessment, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast
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Cedar Key 2023 International Coastal Cleanup


August 10, 2023

The Ocean Conservancy organizes the International Coastal Cleanup each year. The Cedar Key community has been participating for over 10 years! Please come out and join us Saturday, September 16th for the 2023 coastal cleanup! The cleanup lasts ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Events, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Aquatic Preserve, Cedar Key, Cleanup, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Marine Debris, Marine Habitat, Nature Coast Biological Station, Plastic, Pollution, Recreation, Recycling

Resilient Cedar Key team launches flooding vulnerability mapper


April 24, 2023

Link: WUFT radio story about mapping tool New Tool Launches to Help Cedar Key Prepare for Flooding What will future flooding be like in Cedar Key? This can be tough to visualize but technology can help. The Resilient Cedar Key team just launched ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Water
Tags: Cedar Key, Climate Change, Coastal Systems, Flood Mapping Tool, Flooding, Flooding Vulnerability Assessment, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Resilience, Rosewood, Sea Level Rise

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