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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.
The 23rd Annual Tupelo Honey Festival
Sharks & Chablis
Sunday, May 19
2:00 - 7:00 PM/ET
Gulf Specimen Marine Lab
The Gulf Specimen Marine Lab will holding its 4th annual winetasting fundraiser. Along with live music and a silent auction, the fundraiser will include exhibits, guided tours of the aquarium, and live sea creatures.
Learn more here.
- 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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Have you ever found oyster shells in the dirt of your backyard? If you have and you live in Tallahassee’s Myers Park neighborhood, then you might be looking at the remains of a powerful native village that rose to prominence over 500 years ago. Continue reading
People no longer go bird watching, they go wildlife watching. At the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, the birds are still spectacular, but you can’t ignore deer, snakes, cute little cotton rats, and tons of alligators. Continue reading
We review a free app that lets you identify birds, butterflies, and wildflowers along the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife trail. Our in depth look offer tips and tricks to help you figure out what birds you’re seeing on the trails, along the coast, and in your backyard. Continue reading
Want to know where some of the cool animals are in the Saint Marks Wildlife Refuge? Check out our map. Want to know when the best time to see them is? That depends on the sun and moon. Continue reading
We have posted the video of our latest EcoAdventure, a hike along the Aucilla Sinks on the Florida National Scenic Trail. We also have some tips on dealing with insects on your Summer adventures. Continue reading
Aucilla Sinks is one of the most unique areas along the Florida National Scenic Trail. Take a tour on our interactive map as the Aucilla River disappears and then reemerges in a series of sinkholes and river runs, and see one of the only places in Florida where you can see large exposed rock. Continue reading
WFSU-TV explores our local ecosystems through video AND photography. Photos taken as part of the In the Grass, On the Reef project can be found on our blog and have also been seen in the Tallahassee Democrat, at the Florida Aquarium, and in the FSU promotional spot seen during football games. Explore our collection. Continue reading
A trees rings have much to say to us about the history of our area, specifically when we’ve had rain, droughts, and fires. Learn how scientists gather information from longleaf pine stumps. Also, a video exploration of the SJB State Buffer Preserve. Continue reading
Photographing rare plants might be harder than photographing rare birds! Our latest EcoAdventure takes us to the SJB State Buffer Preserve in search of one of the rarest and flashiest- the Chapman’s rhododendron. Continue reading
For almost two years, the Kimbro and Hughes labs at the FSUCML have been sampling north Florida oyster reefs to see what animals are making use of the habitat. Now, using bioacoustical recordings made by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, we can take a listen as well. Continue reading