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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

Eight Months Later, Reflecting on Hurricane Michael and UF/IFAS Extension’s Role in Recovery

fallen trees after Hurricane Michael

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As each June brings a new hurricane season, the people of Florida begin to ready themselves for any storm that may target the state’s shorelines. Fresh in the minds of many this year, though, is… Read More

UF Oyster Recovery Team updates Apalachicola producers, leaders on recovery project

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Apalachicola-area oystermen and community leaders received a progress report Thursday from University of Florida scientists working to remediate the area’s oyster population collapse. Karl Havens, director of Florida Sea Grant and leader of the UF… Read More

UF forms task force to address Apalachicola Bay oyster fishery collapse

Photo cutlines at bottom of page. Click here for high-resolution Karl Havens photo and here for high-res oyster bed photo. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Responding to the oyster fishery collapse in Apalachicola Bay, experts with the University of Florida’s… Read More