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
The change of seasons here in North Florida provides a time to encourage kids to put away the tablets and phones and get in touch with the outdoors. Youth need time to reconnect with nature. A great way to teach them about the great outdoors ... READ MORE
Since our ribbon cutting in 2017, the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station has hosted annual Open House events. Our staff looked forward to it every year as a valuable chance to chat about our work. This year, we are not letting the pandemic ... READ MORE
About the job
Temporary OPS field technician positions are available to help with monitoring activities associated with the Lone Cabbage Reef oyster restoration project. The position involves assisting the research coordinator and graduate ... READ MORE
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
Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch is a popular citizen science program where trained volunteers survey, measure, tag, and release horseshoe crabs on Florida's beaches. Learn more about why we need to monitor our horseshoe crab populations in this ... READ MORE
Spring is in the air and summer is quickly approaching. While we plan weekend getaways and summer holidays, shorebirds are gearing up for nesting season (Mar-Aug). Here's all you need to know to make sure your summer fun doesn't interfere ... READ MORE
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 ... READ MORE
Wildlife hit on the roads
In rural areas is common to see wildlife animals hit on the roads. Wildlife roadkill signal a threat to biodiversity that can have long-term effects on ecosystems. Around one million animals are killed each year on ... READ MORE