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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.
Oyster Culture Workshops
Wednesday, December 4th,
1:00- 4:00 PM/ET
The FSU Coastal & Marine Lab will be hosting a free workshop on oyster culturing. The workshops will serve as an introduction to oyster culture gear and suppliers. To ensure enough handouts, attendants are asked to confirm their anticipated participation with Portia Sapp (FDACS, at email@example.com, or with Leslie Sturmer (UF IFAS Extension) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more information on the workshop and confirming attendance here.
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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Emily and I found this flowering red mangrove in St. Joe Bay today. It’s clearly survived the last few harsh winters just fine! A sign of the future for Panhandle marshes? -Randall Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Subscribe to … Continue reading
Howdy! We finished the first pass of sample processing for site one. Now, we are waiting for the evening tide to drop so that we can begin breaking down our second site. Crew is a little grumpy because I keep … Continue reading
Fiddler crabs benefit salt marshes. Ribbed mussels benefit salt marshes. But together, is their effect even greater, or do they cancel each other out? Dr. Randall Hughes of the FSU Coastal & Marine Lab looks to find out. Continue reading
Today, the WFSU/ Mag Lab SciGirls visited Dr. Randall Hughes at the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory. Read about it at the SciGirls blog. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post
Dr. Randall Hughes has just concluded a biodiversity experiment in Saint Joseph Bay. She was looking at periwinkle effects on marsh cordgrass, and whether it was better or worse when the grass was found alongside needlerush. The answer could be important in marsh recovery and restoration efforts. Continue reading
WFSU-TV producer Rob Diaz de Villegas takes a vacation, yet finds himself back in a salt marsh looking for quahogs in New England. In doing so he stumbles upon a family’s history fishing and clamming in Duxbury Beach. Continue reading
Dr. Randall Hughes talks to the WFSU SciGirls about how she got started in Marine Ecology, and about the ecosystems she studies. Continue reading
This May, Randall took a break from field work to teach what looked like a very fun class. Over three weeks they went oyster tonging, met a troublesome bear, and got to know some seven day old woodpeckers. Continue reading
Do oysters have more value sitting on their reefs than on the half shell? When we lose salt marsh habitat, are we indirectly losing money? Dr. Randall Hughes presents her analysis on a few papers that seek to put a dollar sign on our coastal habitats. Continue reading
Emily Field FSU Coastal & Marine Lab Several weeks ago, I went to Houston to meet Thomas Decker, a tech in Steve Pennings’ lab at the University of Houston. Thomas graciously offered up his time to help me with my … Continue reading