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Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup Results 2019


October 24, 2019

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Cedar Key, Cleanup, InsideNatureCoast, Marine Debris, NCBS Volunteers, Plastic, Pollution, Recycling
A fyke net captures organisms as they flee from the marsh on a falling tide

What’s going on along Cedar Key’s shorelines?


October 24, 2019

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Applied Research, Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marsh, Oysters, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration
a seagrass warning buoy among dense seagrass

Seagrass protection initiatives help boaters do their part


September 24, 2019

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Boating, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, NCBS Interns, Pledge, Recreation, Scalloping, Seagrass, Seagrass Scarring
Catching and taking fin clippings from snook fish off of Hernando Beach for UF/IFAS Sea Grant research with Becca Burton, Hernando County Extension agent Brittany Scharf, and Emma Pistole of the Nature Coast Biological Station on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

Become a Florida Friendly Fishing Guide


September 1, 2019

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Certification, Coastal Systems, Environmental Education, Fisheries, Fishing, Fishing Guide, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, Online Learning, Recreation
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2019 Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup


August 21, 2019

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Events, Natural Resources
Tags: Cedar Key, Cleanup, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, InsideNatureCoast, Marine Debris, NCBS Volunteers, Plastic, Pollution
Reef ball monitoring

NCBS Oyster Habitat Project Update


August 12, 2019

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Applied Research, Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Oysters, Shoreline Restoration

NCBS Intern Report: Water Quality Monitoring and Mangrove Migration


August 6, 2019

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Mangrove, NCBS Interns, SRWMD, Suwannee River, Water Quality

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