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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.
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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Category Archives: Apalachicola: A River & Bay in Crisis
In part 2 of our RiverTrek video, an Apalachicola River icon has a new facial scar and we kayak into Sutton Lake, the “quintessential” backwater swamp. Continue reading
Explore the Apalachicola River and its Blueway Paddling Trail through photos, and find resources to help plan your Apalachicola kayak or canoe adventure. Continue reading
We revisit the Apalachicola River for RiverTrek 2013. In our first video, we kayak a higher river than last year, and hike the woods and bluffs around it. Continue reading
As we prepare to kayak the Apalachicola for RiverTrek 2013, we reflect on the oyster fishery crisis and the battle for more water. Continue reading
Since starting Apalachicola Bay oyster research, the Kimbro crew keeps finding their gear trashed. They now have evidence as to the identity of a culprit. Continue reading
As the Summer months approach, oyster drill numbers in Apalachicola Bay appear to be on the rise. Here is how you can help monitor their numbers. Continue reading
Oystermen and researchers are battling to revive the legendary Apalachicola Oyster. Oystermen know the bay; David Kimbro has researched oysters for years. Continue reading
For their Apalachicola Bay experiment, Hanna Garland and company have had to learn to work underwater, brave the wind and waves, and even learn to weld. Continue reading
The Apalachicola Oyster Crisis: How fast will the bay recover? Was the bay overfished? Has the BP spill tainted oysters? The Oyster Task Force answers. Continue reading