Coastal cleanup by the numbers
The 2019 Cedar Key version of the International Coastal Cleanup was a huge success! At least 168 volunteers removed 4,943 pounds of trash from local shorelines. That's almost 2.5 tons of trash! While this is a ... READ MORE
Coastal change is obvious along Cedar Key's shorelines. One of the most noticeable changes is rapid erosion along the shorelines of Daughtry Bayou. Erosion is a natural process in coastal ecosystems but becomes an issue when it threatens homes ... READ MORE
A threatened resource
Seagrass is one of our most valuable resources in the Nature Coast. From fisheries to water quality, seagrass meadows contribute to productive and beautiful coastal waterways. But, unfortunately, we are losing seagrass ... READ MORE
Written by David Chagaris, PhD. Research Assistant Professor at UF IFAS NCBS.
The Florida stone crab fishery operates primarily along the Gulf coast from Cedar Key to southwest Florida and the Florida Keys. The fishery is one of the most ... READ MORE
Did you know that small boat captain licenses in Florida increased 27% since 2009? This rapid growth in the for-hire fishing guide sector speaks to the vast popularity of recreational fishing in Florida. It can be difficult to set yourself apart ... READ MORE
Please join us for a fun-filled day of helping our coast!
The International Coastal Cleanup is an annual event organized by the Ocean Conservancy - the Cedar Key community has been participating for over 10 years! Please come out and join us ... READ MORE
Last year, we installed several habitat enhancement measures around the seawall at the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station. Among other things, we increased the habitat complexity in front of the seawall. We did this by adding limerock boulders ... READ MORE
Written by 2019 Summer Intern Camila Leon, with host Robert McCleery from UF IFAS Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
I was fortunate enough to work with Dr. McCleery and Dr. Taillie’s project for the Nature Coast Biological ... READ MORE
Written by 2019 Summer Intern Eric Bovee, with hosts Micheal Allen and Samara Nehemiah at UF SFRC Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, and UF/IFAS NCBS.
This summer, I was fortunate enough to get an internship with UF/IFAS NCBS. I had the pleasure ... READ MORE
Written by 2019 Summer Intern Juliana Navarro, with host Darlene Velez from the Suwanee River Water Management District
The Suwanee River Water Management District’s motto is
"Water for Nature, Water for People."
The Real ... READ MORE