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Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup 2022 Results


October 7, 2022

Coastal cleanup by the numbers This year, the International Coastal Cleanup was a back in full swing and was a huge success! Nearly 300 volunteers turned out to remove almost 4,000 pounds of trash from local shorelines! This is second only ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Cedar Key, Cleanup, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Sea Grant, Human Dimensions, InsideNatureCoast, Marine Debris, NCBS Volunteers, Plastic, Recreation

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

NCBS Intern Report: Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Preserve – Coastal Monitoring

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August 19, 2022

Written by 2022 Summer Intern Aliyah Formont, hosted by Timothy Jones, Trisha Green, Kate Suchanec, and Catherine Puma from the BBSAP I had the opportunity to spend my summer with the Department of Environmental Protection and the Big Bend ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Aquatic Preserve, Coastal Habitat, Crystal River, NCBS Interns, Research, Seagrass, Water Quality

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
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Immersive experiences with coastal habitats – no towel required!


July 29, 2022

by Jessie Moses and Savanna Barry We are in the dog days of summer and with price of gas these days, exploring the coast from the comfort of home can be a great option. We are excited to announce two new virtual options to explore and learn ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Boating, Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marsh, Oysters, Recreation, Restoration, Seagrass, Seagrass Scarring, Shoreline Restoration

Join the discussion about the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve


April 27, 2022

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Applied Research, Birds, Boating, Citizen Science, Cleanup, Climate Change, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Mangroves, Marine Debris, Marsh, Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve, Recreation, Research, Restoration, Scalloping, Sea Level Rise, Seagrass, Seagrass Scarring, Water Quality

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