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Explore Our Coasts
Dr. David Kimbro and Dr. Randall Hughes work to unlock the secrets of the intertidal ecosystems that make up our coasts. In a series of short videos, they explore the inner workings of salt marshes, oyster reefs, and seagrass beds as well as the ways in which we enjoy what they offer us. Join us as we kayak, snorkel, and wade the wet and wild of the Forgotten Coast.
In the Grass, On the Reef is funded by the National Science Foundation.
Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance oyster volunteers needed
Friday, June 14 and June 21
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM/CT
South Walton Center of Northwest Florida State College
Santa Rosa, FL
The CBA is building bagged shell reefs along Choctawhatchee Bay to fight erosion and promote the growth of an ecosystem that, as we see over and over on this blog, provides many benefits to us. Contact Rachel Gwin at email@example.com for more information.
We just recently did a video on the CBA's oyster recycling program. Watch here to see how local restaurants and volunteers help build healthy coasts along Choctawhatchee Bay.
- FSU Coastal & Marine Lab
- WFSU SciGirls Blog
- Saturday at the Sea
- Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve
- St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve
- St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
- Matanzas Estuarine Research Reserve
- Choctowhatchee Basin Alliance
- The Randall Hughes Lab
- The David Kimbro Lab
- Northeastern Marine Science Center
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Slave Canal has been a popular Florida kayak and canoe destination for, I don’t know, a few thousand years. Explore with us on our latest EcoAdventure. Continue reading
A basket of eaten oysters contains a critical environmental resource: shells. The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance is recycling them to restore the habitat. Continue reading
The Apalachicola Oyster Crisis: How fast will the bay recover? Was the bay overfished? Has the BP spill tainted oysters? The Oyster Task Force answers. Continue reading
Expedition Florida 500 is stand up paddleboarding around the state of Florida to raise awareness of conservation issues and to explore the history of the state’s waterways. EcoAdventure North Florida joined him for a day at the Saint Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Continue reading
New research is being conducted on the depleted oyster reefs of Apalachicola Bay. Dr. David Kimbro and his team hope to get a thorough understanding of the problems there and develop a strategy for recovery. Continue reading
2012 was a year full of ups and downs. We got funding, went on amazing adventures in places wet and dry (mostly wet), and saw a crisis hit one of our favorite coastal places. In the Grass, On the Reef looks back. Continue reading
On a recent trip to Bay Mouth Bar, we witnessed a little romance in the air (or saltwater) as one of the Forgotten Coast’s most unique looking predators heads somewhere warm for the winter. Continue reading
Adventure and crisis on the Apalachicola: watch the conclusion of RiverTrek 2012. As the River and Bay face a major shortage of fresh water, eleven paddlers make their way down the entire river to raise awareness. Continue reading
In Part 1 (of 2) of RiverTrek 2012, eleven paddlers head down the Apalachicola River. Within the first two days, they find themselves climbing down into caves and scaling bluffs as they get to know the area around the river as well. Continue reading