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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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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
Part two of our Green Guide EcoAdventure takes us down the Wacissa River. One of our Guides was George Weymouth, a painter, sculptor, and arrowhead maker with an intense eye for detail. Watch this web exclusive video to see how he plucks a scene from his memory and layers on feathers, scales, and ripples. Continue reading
Excerpts of Hot Tamale’s song, “Wakulla Green,” were featured on our latest EcoAdventure: Green Guides and the Lost City of Magnolia. Here is the song in its entirety. Continue reading
In the Grass, On the Reef June 29, 2011 at 7:30 PM/ ET WFSU-TV Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV A little over a year ago, when the FSU Coastal & Marine Laboratory and WFSU-TV – a TV station – started … Continue reading
Mike Plummer WFSU-TV I have known John Spohrer since the late 1980’s, when he was introduced to me as one of the locals who lived year-round on St. George Island. I often rented houses with friends for weekends on the … Continue reading
Mike Plummer WFSU-TV Michael Harrell is a local artist, brought to WFSU-TV’s attention by one of our viewers. Michael paints in both oils and watercolors and among his nautical themes are depictions of the oystermen of Florida and South Carolina. … Continue reading
WFSU-TV’s dimensions traveled to Spring Creek, FL. to talk to a man who is preserving a bygone era in commercial fishing in his books. Mike Plummer reports. Continue reading
Here are two more poems by Dawn Evans Radford. In her first post, she depicted the day of an oysterman. Here we have a limerick about the oysters themselves, and a more serious piece on our relationship with our natural … Continue reading
In Yesterday’s post, Tanya Rogers wrote about an old-timer oysterman in Jacksonville whose local knowledge aided David Kimbro and his team in locating reefs to study. In today’s post, we take a poetic look at the life of an oysterman. … Continue reading