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Help safeguard Florida’s fishing future! Become a Florida Friendly Angler


September 7, 2022

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, InsideNatureCoast

Common Snook: New Predators in the Nature Coast!

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August 2, 2022

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Recreation, UF/IFAS Research, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: Boating, Fisheries, Fishing, FWC, NCBS Graduate Students, Recreation, Research, Seatrout, Snook, SRWMD, Suwannee River

NCBS Intern Report: Marine and Coastal Science Communication

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August 1, 2022

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Featured, NCBS Interns, Recreation, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration

New guided tours help you follow the Big Bend Shellfish Trail


March 9, 2022

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation
Tags: Fisheries, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Oysters, Scalloping, Seafood, Suwannee River, Tourism

SWFWMD, FWC, UF launch shocking snook study in King’s Bay

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December 15, 2021

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Recreation, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Boating, Fisheries, Fishing, FWC, Recreation, Snook, Springs, SRWMD, Suwannee River

UF/IFAS scientists help preserve Nature Coast, one sample at a time


June 28, 2021

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Laura Reynolds, Nature Coast Biological Station, News, Savanna Barry, Soil And Water Sciences
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Recreational Scallop Season 2021


June 14, 2021

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water
Tags: Boating, Coastal Habitat, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Pledge, Recreation, Scalloping, Seagrass, Seagrass Scarring, Water Quality
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Study: Hook designed to help fish survive catch and release shows promise


May 19, 2021

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Holden Harris, Micheal Allen, Nature Coast Biological Station, News

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