What is Florida Friendly Angler?
Florida Friendly Angler is a free, online course open to anyone, especially anglers looking to up their game! The course teaches skills and practices that help fish and the environment, a win-win for our ... READ MORE
Written by Jordan Bajema, Ph.D. Student, School of Natural Resources and Environment. Advisor: Will Patterson.
Anglers along the Nature Coast may have noticed a new species in town the last few years, the Common Snook. This iconic Florida ... READ MORE
Written by 2022 Summer Intern Jessie Moses, hosted by Savanna Barry (UF/IFAS NCBS)
Sci-Comm for Floridians and beyond
As an intern this summer, I got to work with Dr. Savanna Barry creating marine and coastal science communications ... READ MORE
Big Bend Shellfish Trail
Florida's Big Bend is one of the last places in Florida with wide swaths of undeveloped coastline. Here, natural shorelines mix with abundant wildlife and clean water to produce amazing visitor experiences. But, many ... READ MORE
Last week, we lost a legend. You only have to take one look at his Facebook page to immediately know how many people deeply cared about Capt. Dan Clymer. The photos shared by those saying goodbye to him there also demonstrate a commonly known ... READ MORE
Written by Buster Thompson, Chronicle Reporter
Anglers fish with hooks, lines, and sinkers to get their catch of the day.
Biologists on the other hand use electrofishing to stun and collect their wild specimens, and state scientists needed ... READ MORE
Written by 2021 UF/IFAS NCBS Summer Intern, Erik Van Dyke
My Internship Experience
This summer I was able to work with the Fisheries Independent Monitoring (FIM) lab in Cedar Key. FIM uses standardized sampling methods to evaluate fish abundance, ... 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
Nothing says summer in the Nature Coast like the start of scalloping. Starting tomorrow, June 15th, thousands will splash into the clear water searching through carpets of seagrass for bay scallops. This annual marine Easter egg hunt is possible ... 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