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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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Since starting Apalachicola Bay oyster research, the Kimbro crew keeps finding their gear trashed. They now have evidence as to the identity of a culprit. Continue reading
Could marshes in St. Joseph Bay be changing? Dr. Randall Hughes investigates the increasing black mangrove population of the SJB salt marsh. Continue reading
Fiddler crabs are cute, but they have purpose, too. Dr. Randall Hughes looks at combinations of plant and animal species that make for a healthy salt marsh. Continue reading
Marshes are as productive a habitat as oyster reefs, and just as vulnerable to drought. Randall Hughes looks at what makes a salt marsh resistant to loss. Continue reading
We went out with two divers working on the Kimbro lab’s new Apalachicola Bay study and put a camera on one of them. The images of the oyster reefs at the bottom of the bay give an indication of the severity of the fishery crisis there. 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
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
People no longer go bird watching, they go wildlife watching. At the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, the birds are still spectacular, but you can’t ignore deer, snakes, cute little cotton rats, and tons of alligators. Continue reading
A trees rings have much to say to us about the history of our area, specifically when we’ve had rain, droughts, and fires. Learn how scientists gather information from longleaf pine stumps. Also, a video exploration of the SJB State Buffer Preserve. Continue reading