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Maximizing Fish Habitat Through Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Restoration


September 17, 2021

Written by Audrey Looby, Ph.D. student, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Over the past three years, I have been spent days trying and at times failing to catch fish on a lake or watching videos of baby Florida bass swim around a tank, all in ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Fishing, NCBS Graduate Students, Research, Seagrass

Measuring the effects of seagrass species diversity in Crystal River, Florida


September 14, 2021

Written by Jamila Roth, Ph.D. student, UF/IFAS School of Natural Resources and Environment This summer, I spent many sunny hours on the small island of Sandy Hook in Crystal River, FL, where I was conducting a field experiment for my Ph.D. ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, NCBS Graduate Students, Research, Seagrass
a reef made of reef prisms

A Partnership for PROS: Plastic Free Restoration of Oyster Shorelines


September 3, 2021

We focus a lot on oyster restoration here at the Nature Coast Biological Station and a new project aimed at reducing plastic use in oyster restoration has us excited. This project is called the Partnership for Plastic-free Restoration of Oyster ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Applied Research, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marine Debris, NCBS Volunteers, Oysters, Plastic, Reef Prisms, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration

Impact of Tropical Storm Elsa on Cedar Key Living Shorelines


August 5, 2021

Written by Mark Clark, Associate Professor, Wetland Ecology with UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Dept. Tropical Storm Elsa passed 35 miles west of Cedar Key on July 7 with a peak wind gust of 49.6 kn. A maximum storm surge of 2.56’ ft occurred ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Living Shoreline, Marsh, Restoration, Sea Level Rise, Shoreline Restoration
scarred seagrass

Mapping propeller scars and charting a course for recovery with drone imagery


July 21, 2021

Guest post authored by Tom Ankersen Seagrass from all angles Florida Sea Grant provides small grant funding opportunities for its specialists, affiliates and agents to collaborate on programming to develop and apply the science, policy and outreach ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Applied Research, Boating, Citizen Science, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Recreation, Research, Restoration, Seagrass, Seagrass Scarring

UF/IFAS scientists help preserve Nature Coast, one sample at a time


June 28, 2021

This summer and fall, UF/IFAS scientists will collect data on water quality and seagrass in the recently created Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve, which includes waters off Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties. These data will be available ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Laura Reynolds, Nature Coast Biological Station, News, Savanna Barry, Soil And Water Sciences
A boat and the text Scalloping Best Practices

Recreational Scallop Season 2021


June 14, 2021

Nothing says summer in the Nature Coast like the start of scalloping. Starting tomorrow, June 15th, thousands will splash into the clear water searching through carpets of seagrass for bay scallops. This annual marine Easter egg hunt is possible ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water
Tags: Boating, Coastal Habitat, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Pledge, Recreation, Scalloping, Seagrass, Seagrass Scarring, Water Quality
fish with hook in its mouth

Study: Hook designed to help fish survive catch and release shows promise


May 19, 2021

Catch and release practices can help conserve fish populations but they do not guarantee the fish will survive, as handling and air exposure can have negative health impacts and cause mortality Scientists have developed a new fishhook ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Holden Harris, Micheal Allen, Nature Coast Biological Station, News

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