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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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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
Dr. Randall Hughes FSU Coastal & Marine Lab The end of summer is a good time to pause and think about any general patterns that emerge from observations over the course of the last year(s). Sometimes it is easy to … Continue reading
Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV To clarify, we are looking at the biological process through which a blue crab molts its shell, not recipes (feel free though, to share your favorites in the comments area). I have to admit that … Continue reading
Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV Last week we had a post on what it was like on an oyster reef, the idea being that many people have never really seen one. Continuing with that theme, I thought it might be … Continue reading
Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV The photo above is my work computer’s desktop picture. Most of the time, when people see it, I find that they had no idea what an oyster reef looked like. One coworker thought it was … Continue reading
Jack Rudloe from the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab talks to WFSU’s dimensions about Operation Noah’s Ark and the ecological importance of critters living in coastal salt marshes. Continue reading
Dr. Randall Hughes FSU Coastal & Marine Lab Watch the “snail experiment.” One of the marsh animals that we have been studying for the last year (in the absence of oil) is the marsh periwinkle, Littoraria irrorata. This snail is … Continue reading
Roberto Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV Let’s talk about the little guys. Think a little smaller than this pelican here. Obviously, pelicans are a symbol of our coastal areas, flying in those long rows as they do while we’re driving down … Continue reading
John Spohrer is author of Forgotten Coast, which collects years of photos taken in habitats along the stretch of Florida’s Gulf coast from which the book derives its name. We wanted to talk with him to get a different perspective … Continue reading
Dr. Randall Hughes FSU Coastal & Marine Lab I heard an interesting conversation on the radio Friday, with someone posing the question of how long will recovery from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill take. Months? Years? The answer, though unsatisfying, is largely … Continue reading