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Category: Coasts & Marine

Hurricane Michael debris still litters Florida shorelines; $3 million will go toward clearing it

Northwest Florida counties hardest hit by Hurricane Michael are getting a boost to their marine debris removal efforts thanks to a $3 million grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in partnership with the National Oceanic… Read More

Florida Sea Grant creates new coastal education materials for stay-at-home schooling

by Rhett Register GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Parents, students and teachers can access a wealth of free educational materials about the Florida environment during this time of widespread learning at home. The resources are part of Florida Sea Grant’s… Read More

Florida manatees: a winter vacation in the springs

As warmer weather arrives, manatees prepare to leave their winter shelter in the Florida springs. Learn why manatees spend winter in the springs and get tips to keep manatees safe with a UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant expert…. Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

UFIFAS Extension Dean Nick Place

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

Sherry Larkin named director of Florida Sea Grant

By Rhett Register Sherry Larkin, associate dean for UF/IFAS Research and associate director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, has been named director of Florida Sea Grant, effective immediately. Larkin joined the University of Florida faculty in 2000… Read More

National Wildlife Refuge System recognizes UF alumnus for work on Nature Coast

A longtime partner of UF/IFAS has been named the National Wildlife Refuge System’s employee of the year for his dedication to environmental conservation on Florida’s Nature Coast. Vic Doig, who holds a UF bachelor’s degree in zoology, is… Read More

Consensus statement lists next steps for addressing harmful algal blooms in Florida

By Rhett Register GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some of the nation’s top experts in harmful algal blooms (HABs) have released a consensus document detailing research needs to most effectively combat future blooms in Florida. The document, recently published on the… Read More

New Website is All About Harmful Algal Blooms

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has unveiled a new website to address the public’s confusion surrounding harmful algal blooms (HABs) – the causes of such events, effects and attempts to combat future blooms. Scientists from several departments… Read More

UF Convenes International Experts to Advance Sustainable Food

As the world’s population grows, producing enough food — and doing it sustainably — will be one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. So how can Florida, one of the most diverse agricultural states in the… Read More

Looking to Become an Ambassador, Guardian of Florida’s Coastline? Florida Master Naturalist Course Ready to Take New Members

SAINT LUCIE, Fla. – If you live on the coast of Florida, you know its appeal. Florida has the second longest coastline in the United States. It boasts 8,436 miles on the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of… Read More