FSU OYSTER RESEARCH – WE NEED YOUR HELP
Dr. David Kimbro and his graduate student Hanna Garland are conducting an experiment to determine the cause of the Apalachicola Bay oyster fishery crash. By sampling on a regular basis, they hope to see how growth and survival of oysters changes over time and under different conditions. Learn more about what David, Hanna, and company are doing in the bay here.
There are two ways you can help us keep track of their experiment:
Oystermen, take a photo of your catch and share it with us. We want you to report oyster predators, such as drills and conchs, and other interesting organisms that you tong up from the bay. Upload your photo to Instagram using the tag #apalachcatch.
If you’re kayaking or boating around the bay you may come across one of our experiment sites. David and Hanna need help making sure that the buoys marking the experiment sites are still in place. Snap a photo and upload it to Instagram using the appropriate tag (ex: #FSUApalach_E1) and location.
Click on each location for more information on each site.
GPS Coordinates for each site:
#FSUApalach_E1: 29.73755, -84.93387 Four buoys
#FSUApalach_E2: 29.67653, -84.85643 Three buoys
#FSUApalach_E3: 29.70307, -84.80168 Three buoys
#FSUApalach_W1: 29.68299, -85.03433 Three buoys
#FSUApalach_W2: 29.6692, -85.05301 Four buoys
#FSUApalach_W3: 29.689, -85.14584 Four buoys
If you’re using Instagram to snap photos of the buoys, enter the hashtag (#FSUapalach_E3, for example) for each location. You can also drop us a line in the comments section or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can create an Instagram account using the app on your iOS (ex: iPhone) or Android device. To sign up for an Instagram account:
- Download the Instagram app in the App Store for your iPhone/iPad, or in Google Play for an Android device
- Once the app is installed, tap the Instagram icon to open it
- Tap Register
- Create a username and password and fill out your profile info (ex: email, name)
- Tap Done