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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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On this week’s video, we go for a snorkel in St. Joe Bay and peer into seagrass beds. While looking at the many interesting creatures that call turtlegrass home, Dr. Randall Hughes and visiting researcher Dr. Peter Macreadie clue us into the many services provided by the habitat. Continue reading
We welcome Dr. Randall Hughes and Dr. David Kimbro back to the United States! Randall shares a video of a seagrass bed Port Phillip Bay, Australia. Continue reading
Randall and David have traveled to Australia on visiting research appointments to study habitats like oyster reefs and seagrass beds that are at once familiar, yet quite a bit different and even a little dangerous. Continue reading
In this preview video for the new “in the Grass, On the Reef” documentary, we get to know the largest predatory snail in Florida waters, the horse conch. Encrusted in barnacles and other fouling organisms and as large as a football, the horse conch has a bright orange body and is really a pretty impressive creature. Continue reading
Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV It kind of looks like one of those vintage ’80′s jackets adorned with mirrors and sequins- mollusk style. This horse conch’s got a little bit of everything on it, the result of an interesting reversal … Continue reading
Every post from here on out will adhere to our “master plan.” Well, it was always part of the master plan, but now we’re showing you how. The many functions of and interactions within coastal habitats- as well as our human usage and appreciation- are all tied together as illustrated in this post. Continue reading
A listing of the animals seen in the slideshow is at the end of this post. March is Seagrass Awareness Month, so it seems a fitting time to share some photos we took last fall. Seagrass beds are an under-appreciated … Continue reading