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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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In this week’s video, Saint Augustine Beach realtor Pat Hamilton talks about the real estate value of protecting wild land. Dr. Randall Hughes writes how living near these natural coastal habitats can be beneficial for both health and enjoyment. Continue reading
The Army Corps of Engineers came to Apalachicola Bay to see the state of the oyster fishery firsthand. On RiverTrek 2012, paddlers learned about the effects of low flow from the Apalachicola River on the Bay and the Floodplain. Part 1 of that adventure airs tonight, Wednesday, October 24. 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
Oysters on the half shell are delicious, but oysters do a lot of good sitting on the reef as well. In this week’s video and in his post, FSU Coastal & Marine Lab’s Dr. David Kimbro explores the many ways in which the bivalves benefit us. Continue reading
In the Grass, On the Reef will be covering this year’s Rivertrek fundraiser to benefit the Apalachicola Riverkeeper. Before embarking on the 107 mile journey, producer Rob Diaz de Villegas joined some of his fellow paddlers on a tuneup excursion. The reason he’s going? Salt. Continue reading
We spend a lot of time showing you shots of scientists working and animals in their habitats, and not enough showing you what it’s like to actually walk in a salt marsh or oyster reef. On this week’s video, the WFSU/ Mag Lab SciGirls walk into the mud and learn what field work is all about. Also, new “In the Grass, On the Reef” associate producer Rebecca Wilkerson recounts her first visit to an oyster reef. Continue reading
This is the first of our NSF funded videos following research along our coasts. Dr. David Kimbro and Dr. Randall Hughes study intertidal habitats full of fascinating creatures that help drive the economy of our coasts and beyond. Continue reading
Tanya Rogers has two loves: biology and science. This makes sense, as wildlife is inherently beautiful. As she explains, a drawn image can be more than pleasing imagery, it can be illuminating as well. Continue reading
For the a researcher, there is a wall separating the classroom from the lab and fieldwork they do. This Summer, Dr. Randall Hughes broke the wall and had her students work on her lab’s projects. Dr. Hughes recaps their work on oyster reefs and seagrass beds, and examines the benefits of teaching on research. 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