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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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