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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.
One time "In the Grass..." contributor and Apalachicola author Dawn Evans Radford has posted the short story "Oyster Hound," about a dog with a "gormay nose for fat juicy oysters..."
Read the story on Apalachicolabay.com.
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Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV Every morning starts with interesting noises that hear from my sleeping bag. I’ve been spending a lot of time listening, and I always hear other people up coughing, walking around. Camping doesn’t always mean great … Continue reading
Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV The sounds I hear in my tent every morning sort of define where we slept that night. Alum Bluff had the barred owls, Estiffinulga had the rooster and boats launching. Dead Lakes had a low … Continue reading
Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV Yesterday I talked about how I heard barred owls as I lay in my sleeping bag in the morning. I heard some owls, barred and horned (they say barred owls sound like they say “who … Continue reading
Day 2 was a day of tall bluffs along the river. Instead of just paddling by them, we hiked up one. We also saw some of the oldest cypress trees along the river. Continue reading
Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV Good morning from Rob on Georgia’s phone! It’s easier for me to post from here. Last night, I had dreams about uploading blog posts. When I woke up, a barred owl was calling near the … Continue reading
Day one of the paddle started in thick fog, and included a trek along Means Creek and a talk by Helen Light about the state of the coastal floodplain. Continue reading
We started the morning paddling together, but as we separated into smaller groups, paddlers would disappear into the fog. Continue reading
In the Grass, On the Reef is going down the entirety of the Apalachicola River, the source of fresh water for Apalachicola oysters. Join the adventure and learn more about the threats facing the river from Wednesday through Sunday, October 10-14. Continue reading
In the Grass, On the Reef will be covering this year’s Rivertrek fundraiser to benefit the Apalachicola Riverkeeper. Before embarking on the 107 mile journey, producer Rob Diaz de Villegas joined some of his fellow paddlers on a tuneup excursion. The reason he’s going? Salt. Continue reading