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Category: Natural Resources

Spring 2018 Nature Coast Master Naturalist Courses

a shoreline with transplanted marsh grass

A Perfect Backdrop for Learning Florida’s Nature Coast provides an ideal natural classroom. Even the casual onlooker will easily observe diverse ecological interactions. Dolphins feeding along oyster bars, black skimmers flocking along the beach, and white ibis flying… Read More

Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch Summary 2017

Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch

Dedicated volunteers drive the program Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch (FHCW) is a citizen science program that is quickly becoming established along Florida’s coast. The fall 2017 sampling season (Sept-Oct 2017) was the 4th round of horseshoe crab nesting… Read More

Marine Mammals Stranding Network

Taylor County Marine Mammals Stranding Network Florida has a broad marine mammals stranding network; however some counties in the Big Bend area were lacking a response group. The University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine in partnership with… Read More

Citizen Science and Marine Programs

Citizen Science in Taylor County Marine Programs Citizen science is the involvement of the public in scientific research – whether community-driven research or global investigations. Hundreds of people around the US and Florida contribute with universities and Federal and State… Read More

NCBS Intern Report: Human Dimensions of Scalloping and Boating in Florida’s Nature Coast

interns Alec and Kimberly kayaking in Three Sisters Springs

NCBS Intern Report by: Kimberly Magee, Intern with UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station and Dr. Savanna Barry The Dynamic Intern Duo Many people who have worked with the public probably have a pretty bleak opinion of people. However,… Read More