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New guided tours help you follow the Big Bend Shellfish Trail


March 9, 2022

Big Bend Shellfish Trail Florida's Big Bend is one of the last places in Florida with wide swaths of undeveloped coastline. Here, natural shorelines mix with abundant wildlife and clean water to produce amazing visitor experiences. But, many ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation
Tags: Fisheries, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Oysters, Scalloping, Seafood, Suwannee River, Tourism
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Derelict Crab Trap Cleanups Continue in 2022


January 6, 2022

by Jamie Hammond and Savanna Barry On Wednesday, January 5th, 2022, partners worked together to remove 52 derelict blue crab traps from the Steinhatchee estuary. They removed a total of 1,120 pounds of debris, continuing a years-long effort ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cleanup, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, Marine Debris, Pollution, Seagrass

GI-GMP Could Save the State Millions and Boost Local Economy


December 20, 2021

Green Industry Best Management Practices Certifications: Could Potentially Save the State Millions of Dollars and Boost Local Counties Economy Part of a comprehensive program under the University of Florida’s, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Curriculum, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Professional Development,
Tags: Florida, GI-GMP, Inmates, Jefferson County Correctional Institute, Program, Run-off, Taylor County, Training, Water Quality

Celebrating Florida Master Naturalist program in Taylor County


November 23, 2021

The 20th Anniversary celebration of UF/IFAS Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) marks an exciting milestone in the history of a program that has been copied throughout the nation. The 20th Anniversary Festival is a time to reflect upon ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Events, Natural Resources
Tags: 20th Anniversary, Birding Walk, Clean-up Walk, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Hiking, Recycle, Trash, Volunteer
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Ready for Scallop Season? Take Your Marks, Get Set, GO!!!


November 15, 2021

What are scallops? Scallops are bivalve mollusks that live in shallow waters close to shore along Florida's Gulf Coast, from Pensacola to the Florida Keys, and have a characteristic 40 blue eyes along the shell borders. They are quick swimmers ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: #BayScallop, #BigBendSeagrassAquaticPreserve, #FloridaSeaGrant, #MarineScience, #RecreationalFishing, #SafetyBoating, #TaylorCounty, FWC, Scallop, Seagrass

Where is the Seagrass?


November 15, 2021

Where is the Seagrass? The Extension Office has received several calls from boaters with a concern about the changes in large seagrass areas that seem to be “gone”, showing only sandy patches where it used to be a good seagrass ground. ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: #BigBendSeagrassAquaticPreserve, #FloridaSeaGrant, #Habitat, #MarineScience, #NatureCoast, #TaylorCounty, #turtlegrass, Seagrass
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Is the red tide a current threat to Taylor County waters?


November 15, 2021

Is the red tide a current threat to Taylor County waters? The most accurate short answer is perhaps no. Red tide is a phenomenon caused by the blooming of toxic microalgae known as Karenia brevis. Which not only accumulates in filter-feeding ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: #BigBendSeagrassAquaticPreserve, #FloridaSeaGrant, #MarineScience, #RedTide, #TaylorCounty, #WaterQuality, Fishing
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Scallops after the season


November 15, 2021

What happens after Scallop season Scallop season deals with different challenges, including penny-sized scallops, rain (a lot of it in the last years), bad weather, storms, hurricane warnings and landings, flooded rivers, sea urchins, inexperienced ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: #BayScallop, #BigBend, #BigBendSeagrassAquaticPreserve, #Divers, #FloridaSeaGrant, #MarineScience, #NatureCoast, #RecreationalFishing, #ScallopCount, #Scallopseason, #TaylorCounty, FWC, Scallop, Seagrass, Volunteer

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