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Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup 2021


November 12, 2021

Coastal cleanup by the numbers This year, the International Coastal Cleanup was a back in full swing and was a success! At least 140 volunteers braved the rain to remove nearly 2,500 pounds of trash from local shorelines. This is similar to ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Events, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Cedar Key, Cleanup, Coastal Habitat, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Marine Debris, NCBS Volunteers, Plastic
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A Partnership for PROS: Plastic Free Restoration of Oyster Shorelines


September 3, 2021

We focus a lot on oyster restoration here at the Nature Coast Biological Station and a new project aimed at reducing plastic use in oyster restoration has us excited. This project is called the Partnership for Plastic-free Restoration of Oyster ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Applied Research, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marine Debris, NCBS Volunteers, Oysters, Plastic, Reef Prisms, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration

Impact of Tropical Storm Elsa on Cedar Key Living Shorelines


August 5, 2021

Written by Mark Clark, Associate Professor, Wetland Ecology with UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Dept. Tropical Storm Elsa passed 35 miles west of Cedar Key on July 7 with a peak wind gust of 49.6 kn. A maximum storm surge of 2.56’ ft occurred ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Living Shoreline, Marsh, Restoration, Sea Level Rise, Shoreline Restoration
plants, gloves, and buckets in a marsh

Donor marsh at Duke Energy Mariculture Center making donations!


February 16, 2021

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Donor Marsh, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marsh, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration
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Baked Seatrout with Pesto Pine Nut Topping: Florida Seafood at your Fingertips LIVE!


November 11, 2020

Spotted seatrout! The recipe below uses wild-caught spotted seatrout, a fish commonly targeted by inshore anglers. There is only a small commercial fishery for seatrout in Florida, so it might be tough to find in seafood markets. You can substitute ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Events, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Cooking, Cooking Demonstration, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Recipe, Seafood, Seafood At Your Fingertips, Seafood At Your Fingertips LIVE, Spotted Seatrout

Coastal job available: Oyster reef monitoring technician


July 31, 2020

About the job Temporary OPS field technician positions are available to help with monitoring activities associated with the Lone Cabbage Reef oyster restoration project. The position involves assisting the research coordinator and graduate ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Applied Research, Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Oysters, Research, Restoration, Suwannee River, Water Quality
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Simply Delish Scallops: Florida Seafood at your Fingertips LIVE


July 22, 2020

Scallops - get yours! The recipe below uses locally harvested bay scallops from Florida's Nature Coast. There is no commercial fishery for bay scallops in Florida (meaning local bay scallops are not sold in stores). So, if you want to use local ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Events, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Recreation, Scalloping, Scallops, Seafood, Seafood At Your Fingertips, Seafood At Your Fingertips LIVE, Seagrass
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Water Watch comes to Horseshoe Beach


June 8, 2020

Today is World Oceans Day (June 8th, 2020) and in the spirit of the day I want to recognize two very ocean-oriented volunteers: Janis and Dennis Daly. The Dalys volunteer for many coastal volunteer programs, including Florida Horseshoe Crab ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Citizen Science, Coastal Systems, InsideNatureCoast, Research, Suwannee River, Water Quality, Water Watch

Boom Boom Shrimp: Florida Seafood at your Fingertips LIVE!


May 13, 2020

Boom boom shrimp Boom boom shrimp is one of my favorite recipes to prepare at home! It is so easy, low in calories, high in lean protein, and very tasty. I am excited to share it with you in my upcoming cooking demonstration as part of the ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Events, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Seafood, Seafood At Your Fingertips, Seafood At Your Fingertips LIVE, Shellfish

Virtual training for Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch now live!


May 6, 2020

Living fossils, online! It's clear that people love horseshoe crabs all over the state! The Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch citizen science program is strong and growing rapidly statewide. Unfortunately, we had to cancel or postpone many training ... READ MORE

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

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