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Water quality monitoring commences in the newly established Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve


March 22, 2021

Florida's Aquatic Preserve System The Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection oversees the Aquatic Preserve system. The goal of the Aquatic Preserves is to protect the best of Florida's submerged areas so current and future generations can ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, FDEP, Florida Department Of Environmental Protection, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve, Recreation, Seagrass, Water Quality
Coral reef and sponges in the Gulf of Mexico.

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
plants, gloves, and buckets in a marsh

Donor marsh at Duke Energy Mariculture Center making donations!


February 16, 2021

In 2018, we worked with Duke Energy’s Mariculture Center in Crystal River to establish a large salt marsh nursery in one of their culture ponds. We needed the donor marsh because habitat restoration requires access to plant material. Establishing ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Donor Marsh, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marsh, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration
two machines work along a shoreline

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
seafood dishes and program logo

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

Science for the Covid Era: Adaptability in environmental restoration, research, and life


November 10, 2020

Written by Ashley McDonald, Biological Scientist at UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Aquatic plant restoration has been an imperative goal for the rehabilitation of a number of Florida’s lakes and springs, which have experienced ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Covid-19, Human Dimensions, Seagrass
sea urchin

Diving into sea urchin feeding behavior: which seagrass plant is the tastiest and why?


October 14, 2020

Written by Jamila Roth, a Ph.D. student in UF/IFAS School of Natural Resources and Environment   Sea urchins are marine invertebrates that look like spiny pin cushions. They live in coastal areas and eat large amounts of underwater ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, NCBS Graduate Students, Research, Seagrass, Water Quality
a masked person hands out t-shirts to volunteers

2020 Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup Results


October 7, 2020

Coastal cleanup by the numbers Despite the challenges thrown at us by 2020, this year's "contactless" version of the International Coastal Cleanup was a success! At least 155 volunteers removed nearly 2,700 pounds of trash from local shorelines. ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Cedar Key, Cleanup, Coastal Habitat, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Marine Debris, NCBS Volunteers, Plastic, Pollution, Recycling

Catch the Nature Coast Currents


August 21, 2020

Since our ribbon cutting in 2017, the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station has hosted annual Open House events. Our staff looked forward to it every year as a valuable chance to chat about our work. This year, we are not letting the pandemic ... 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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