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Holiday feast remix: Shrimp


December 16, 2021

With UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant agent Holly Abeels. While most will reach for ham or turkey to serve at their holiday gathering, alternatives like shrimp can be a delicious way to mix up your holiday feast. Shrimp is a healthy, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS
Tags: Eating, Florida Sea Grant, Food, Healthy Eating, Healthy Meals, Holiday, Holiday Meals, Holidays, Seafood, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents
cartoons of whales jump in and out of a cartoon grid with a commercial fishing boat nearby to simulate the UF/IFAS developed algorithm tracking their movements

Protecting the Pacific’s endangered marine species using artificial intelligence


November 16, 2021

The pelagic ocean covers over 50% of the planet’s surface and many of the species that call it home travel thousands of miles each year, seeking food and suitable nursery grounds. Some of these species end up in your favorite sushi -- like ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: #AI, #aiatuf, Artificial Intelligence, Commercial Fishing, Endangered Species, Fisheries, NOAA, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences
image - hands holding clams after harvesting. Credit Tyler Jones

UF/IFAS awarded grant to boost shellfish aquaculture industry, water quality initiatives


November 15, 2021

University of Florida scientists hope to boost the shellfish aquaculture industry severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Scientists will use a $100,000 grant awarded by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to capture statewide data needed ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Aquaculture, Ashley Smyth, Florida Sea Grant, Shellfish, The Nature Conservancy, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center

Voices of UF/IFAS: Rick O’Connor


November 12, 2021

Name: Rick O’Connor Position: Escambia County Sea Grant Agent Hometown: Pensacola, FL Years with UF/IFAS: 10 Describe your role at UF/IFAS: As the county Sea Grant Agent, I work with my advisory committee, and local stakeholders, to provide ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Coastal And Marine Resources, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Florida Sea Grant, Marine Extension, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents

Fish tracking data has more to offer, new research says


November 3, 2021

For years, researchers have used tracking devices to monitor fish movements and growth in this area of study is exponential, researchers say. But this growing data base has not yet been effectively integrated into conservation decisions, understanding ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Acoustic Telemetry, Animal Behavior, ITAG, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences

Voice of UF/IFAS – Savanna Barry


October 22, 2021

Name: Savanna Barry Position: Regional Specialized Extension Agent II Hometown: Beaverdam, VA Years with UF/IFAS: 6 Describe your role at UF/IFAS: As an Extension Agent, I work on coastal issues in the Nature Coast. I serve residents, businesses, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, UF/IFAS, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal And Marine Resources, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Florida Sea Grant, FMNP, Seagrass, Voices Of UF/IFAS

Communicating relevant, real-time red tide events, Florida Sea Grant report explains


September 21, 2021

When it comes to knowing when and where red tides are taking place, communication is key to residents, tourists, businesses, news media and legislators. Florida red tide, a naturally occurring event in the Gulf of Mexico, is caused by an ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, FWC, Gulf Of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System, Karenia, Red Tide, UF/IFAS

UF economic report details select marine industry and tourism impacts from 2018 red tide event


August 2, 2021

A survey on the 2018 red tide event was conducted in 2020 for those in marine-dependent industries operating out of Charlotte, Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Monroe, Pinellas and Sarasota counties. Charter/for-hire businesses that ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Andrew Ropicki, Christa Court, Economic Impact Analysis Program, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Department, Red Tide, Southwest Florida

Citizen science projects make a difference for wildlife, study finds


July 19, 2021

When public interest is high and funding is limited, researchers can rely on citizens to help them measure wildlife populations, research finds. UF/IFAS and Florida Sea Grant scientists used the horseshoe crab citizen science project, Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Citizen Science, Citizen Scientists, Florida Fish And Wildlife Research Institute, Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch, Florida Sea Grant, Horseshoe Crabs, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents

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