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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.
Wednesday, May 22
7:30 PM, 6:30 CT
We look at a different kind of effort to restore oyster habitat. The Choctawatchee Basin Alliance, along with volunteers, are working to rebuild and restore oyster reefs using recycled and bagged shell. "In the Grass, On the Reef" tagged along for a day of collecting shell, monitoring, and building reefs.
Find more information on the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance and volunteering opportunities here.
Ice Cream Social & Summer Celebration
Sunday, June 2
Jubilee Cottage at Goodwood Museum
1600 Miccosukee Road,
Apalachicola Riverkeeper will be holding an Ice Cream Social fundraiser in support of the Apalachicola River and Bay. The day will include a RiverTrek presentation by Doug Alderson and WFSU-TV's Rob Diaz de Villegas, live music, and raffles. FSU Coastal & Marine Lab's Hanna Garland will also be giving a hands-on demonstration of the ecology of Apalachicola Bay.
Find more information 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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Dr. David Kimbro FSU Coastal & Marine Lab Hey folks, Where did my winter of catching up on work go? And why is spring quickly hurtling into summer? YIKES! …Okay, I feel better. All of us here feel a little … Continue reading
Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV When I heard it was supposed to rain on Saturday, I was a little bummed. I was planning on taking the family to the FSU Coastal and Marine Lab Open House followed by the FSU … Continue reading
Writing grants, collecting field data, looking at samples in the lab- activities such as these occupy the majority of a researcher’s time. But sharing why the subject of the research is cool and interesting with the public is an important … 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
Every post from here on out will adhere to our “master plan.” Well, it was always part of the master plan, but now we’re showing you how. The many functions of and interactions within coastal habitats- as well as our human usage and appreciation- are all tied together as illustrated in this post. Continue reading
Katie Lotterhos FSU Department of Biological Sciences, FSU When we look at a salt marsh, we see thousands of stems of cordgrass. But in reality, the coastline may be made up of only a few different genetic individuals. This is … Continue reading
Dr. Randall Hughes FSU Coastal & Marine Lab Last week, David and I (along with all the students and technicians in our labs, and over 500 other ecologists/students) attended the Benthic Ecology Meeting in Mobile, AL. You may well wonder – … Continue reading
Cristina Lima Martinez FSU Coastal & Marine Lab First Impressions As soon as you arrive to BMB, it is easy to imagine and feel the same curiosity and fascination that Robert Paine brimmed with when he first immersed himself in … Continue reading
A listing of the animals seen in the slideshow is at the end of this post. March is Seagrass Awareness Month, so it seems a fitting time to share some photos we took last fall. Seagrass beds are an under-appreciated … Continue reading