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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 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.
Allie the Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release Party
Saturday, June 22
1:00 - 3:00 PM/ET
Bald Point State Park
In May of 2012 Allie was rescued from Alligator Harbor by clam farmers who found her floating sick and weak. The Gulf Specimen Marine Lab has been rehabilitating Allie and will be releasing her back into the Gulf. The lab is inviting the public to join them at Bald Point State Park to see Allie off.
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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Loss of predator diversity is becoming a worldwide trend. Tanya Rogers investigates if more predators are better for the seagrass beds of Bay Mouth Bar. Continue reading
We’ve seen it often over the last couple of years on In the Grass, On the Reef: the Hughes/ Kimbro lab crews can be inventive. Tanya Rogers presents products of “in the field ingenuity” to those looking for that holiday gift unlike anything you’d find at the mall. Continue reading
A clam on a leash? Tanya Rogers talks about an experiment she painstakingly prepared on Bay Mouth Bar. Continue reading
Tanya Rogers has two loves: biology and science. This makes sense, as wildlife is inherently beautiful. As she explains, a drawn image can be more than pleasing imagery, it can be illuminating as well. Continue reading
We shift our focus from predators to parasites: FSU Coastal & Marine Lab’s Tanya Rogers discovers pea crabs inside of a large scale experiment’s oysters. In what conditions and in what geography do these kleptoparasites most afflict our beloved bivalves? Continue reading
Watch oysters grow! Tanya Rogers of the FSUCML has compiled time lapse imagery which shows baby oysters grow and form a shell over the course of a year. Continue reading
FSU Coastal & Marine Lab technician Tanya Rogers describes the building of what she calls “ecological art.” She is referring to the Kimbro lab’s summer experiment, for which several artificial oyster reefs with different combinations of animals was built near St. Augustine, FL. Continue reading
Tanya Rogers FSU Coastal & Marine Lab Although the oyster project’s fieldwork has attracted most of the attention on this blog (indeed, it is where most of the action happens), our time at the lab deserves a bit of discussion … Continue reading
Tanya Rogers FSU Coastal & Marine Lab (Editor’s Note. Although David refers to Randall’s participation on this study, her role was not elaborated upon in this video. That will be a part of the next video, on David’s collaborators, as … Continue reading