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Pledge to be a seagrass safe boater!


July 25, 2019

Seagrass safe boating Summer boating season is in full swing! In my mind, almost nothing beats a beautiful day on the water. Florida has plenty of gorgeous coastal areas for boating, but boat traffic can take a toll on sensitive habitats ... READ MORE

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

What’s new with Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch?


July 25, 2019

An ever-expanding volunteer base Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch (FHCW) is a citizen science program established along Florida's coast in 2015. The spring 2019 sampling season (Mar-Apr 2019) ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Applied Research, Citizen Science, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, Horseshoe Crabs, InsideNatureCoast, NCBS Volunteers, Research
scarred seagrass

Healing scars: restoration of shallow seagrass banks


July 18, 2019

Experienced inshore boaters are all too familiar with the common sight of scarred seagrass. Seagrass meadows, located in shallow coastal waters, are vulnerable to damage by props, hulls, and anchors. The Nature Coast is especially vulnerable ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Boating, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Recreation, Restoration, Seagrass
snook being measured

Pioneer Snook in the Nature Coast


July 1, 2019

What are pioneer snook? Common snook (Centropomus undecimalis) are a highly sought-after sport fish found in tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. Lately, anglers are catching many more snook in the ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Applied Research, Citizen Science, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, NCBS Graduate Students, NCBS Volunteers, Research

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