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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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A good (though chilly) day setting up a new experiment! It will take a few weeks to get it completely up and running, but it’s exciting to get it started- Randall Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Subscribe to the … 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
Hey y’all Started things back up on Monday. The winds have turned two day job into four days, but we finally finished site harvesting reefs today. Now must be good scientists by cleaning up after ourselves. Then, lots of samples … Continue reading
Howdy. The tide normally doesn’t look this high. This means that Irene is causing the water level to surge and will probably prevent a good low tide tomorrow. So, we accomplished 1/2 of our goals and must now wait for … Continue reading
Hey y’all Waiting for the tide to drop so that we can get started this morning. Maybe a few more crossed fingers will give us a better tide today! Thank goodness we are out of the path of Irene. But … Continue reading
My favorite part of an experiment: getting to see how treatments affected your samples. Team NC closed one whole site today while Team GA is struggling with poor tides. Team Fl is only 1/2 finished with one site because of … Continue reading
Hey y’all. Heading out to breakdown the experiment. Everyone is worried about low tide not being low enough to expose reefs and allow for breakdown; fingers crossed. David Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this … Continue reading
Howdy folks. Just raced over to st Augustine to quickly take down experiment before hurricane lands. I’ll check in tomorrow to let you see how the breakdown is going. This is photo of Evan and Tanya helping me plan for … Continue reading
This one is for all you animal lovers! WFSU’s dimensions producer and In the Grass, On the Reef contributor Mike Plummer takes a look at a nonprofit that cares for animals in need, including screech owls and deer, as well … Continue reading
Here is a video from SciGirls II visit with Dr. Randall Hughes at the FSU Coastal and Marine Lab. Enjoy! Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post