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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.
Wednesday, May 22
7:30 PM, 6:30 CT
We look at a different kind of effort to restore oyster habitat. The Choctawatchee Basin Alliance, along with volunteers, are working to rebuild and restore oyster reefs using recycled and bagged shell. "In the Grass, On the Reef" tagged along for a day of collecting shell, monitoring, and building reefs.
Find more information on the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance and volunteering opportunities here.
Ice Cream Social & Summer Celebration
Sunday, June 2
Jubilee Cottage at Goodwood Museum
1600 Miccosukee Road,
Apalachicola Riverkeeper will be holding an Ice Cream Social fundraiser in support of the Apalachicola River and Bay. The day will include a RiverTrek presentation by Doug Alderson and WFSU-TV's Rob Diaz de Villegas, live music, and raffles. FSU Coastal & Marine Lab's Hanna Garland will also be giving a hands-on demonstration of the ecology of Apalachicola Bay.
Find more information 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
A clam on a leash? Tanya Rogers talks about an experiment she painstakingly prepared on Bay Mouth Bar. Continue reading
On a recent trip to Bay Mouth Bar, we witnessed a little romance in the air (or saltwater) as one of the Forgotten Coast’s most unique looking predators heads somewhere warm for the winter. Continue reading
Bay Mouth Bar is one of the most ecologically diverse places in the world. Dr. David KImbro guides us through a menagerie of strange looking marine invertebrates, and describes the place’s importance to the field of ecology. Continue reading
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
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
Cristina Lima Martinez FSU Coastal & Marine Lab First Impressions As soon as you arrive to BMB, it is easy to imagine and feel the same curiosity and fascination that Robert Paine brimmed with when he first immersed himself in … Continue reading