Florida's newest Aquatic Preserve, the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve (NCAP), is about to reach an important milestone. Since designation in 2020, managers and staff at Florida's Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) have worked hard ... READ MORE
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
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
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
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
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
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
This course has been cancelled - see here for the rescheduled hybrid distance option.
An ideal natural classroom
In Cedar Key, we are actively working to restore and enhance shoreline habitats. There are many volunteer opportunities available, ... READ MORE
Spring is in the air and summer is quickly approaching. While we plan weekend getaways and summer holidays, shorebirds are gearing up for nesting season (Mar-Aug). Here's all you need to know to make sure your summer fun doesn't interfere ... READ MORE
Battle royale, science style
If you know Suwannee River native and UF IFAS Wildlife Ecology and Conservation PhD Student Travis Thomas, then you know he has a passion for turtles. Specifically, Travis worked for years on a project to elevate ... READ MORE