Tag: oyster

UF study shows restored oyster reefs beneficial beyond the dinner plate – shellfish help create and protect habitats critical to wildlife and human communities

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Oysters thrive under brackish conditions, and now a University of Florida study reveals that the bivalves can actually help create the mix of fresh water and brine they crave. While evaluating a new method of… Read More

UF Oyster Recovery Team issues findings: Drought and salinity major issues, not oil

  Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There is no evidence that pollutants from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill contributed to the “unprecedented” decline in recent Apalachicola Bay oyster populations, according… 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