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A boat and the text Scalloping Best Practices

New Recreational Scalloping Resource


August 2, 2018

Scalloping - From the Boat to Your Plate Scallop season is still going strong in the Nature Coast! But did you know there is a lot more to scalloping than just finding the scallops? There's a lot to consider to ensure a fun and safe day on ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Boating, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Scalloping, Seagrass, Seagrass Scarring
horseshoe crabs nesting on a beach

Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch Spring 2018 Summary


July 3, 2018

Program Status Update We are in the midst of a very exciting time for Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch! This spring, we trained coordinators for at least 10 new sampling areas during three training workshops and site visits. Folks at these sites ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources,
Tags: Citizen Science, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, Horseshoe Crabs, InsideNatureCoast, NCBS Volunteers, Research
Plastic debris in the environment. Source: Zero Waste Gainesville

Fight the global takeover of plastic


June 27, 2018

Making history, in a bad way For the first time in the more than 30-year history of the International Coastal Cleanup, the top 10 most common trash items collected in 2017 were ALL PLASTIC. According to an Ocean Conservancy report released ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources,
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, InsideNatureCoast, Marine Debris, NCBS Volunteers, Plastic, Pledge, Pollution, Water Quality

The making of an oyster reef


June 15, 2018

Almost 90% of the oyster reefs historically present along the Big Bend of Florida have been lost in recent decades. This is a tragic loss for the coastal zone, given the high value of oyster reefs for coastal protection, habitat, fisheries, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Fisheries, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, NCBS Interns, NCBS Volunteers, Oysters, Recreation, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration, Water Quality
volunteers plant marsh grasses at the donor marsh

Donor Marsh at Duke Energy


June 11, 2018

The problem Habitat loss is a huge problem along the Gulf on Mexico coast. Many groups are attempting to address habitat loss via restoration. Restored habitats include marshes, oyster and coral reefs, and dunes. However, restoration requires ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources
Tags: Coastal Habitat, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marsh, NCBS Volunteers, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration, Water Quality

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