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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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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
Oysters make choices. Oysters can be scared. Dr. David Kimbro and Dr. Randall Hughes explain why an oyster’s fear can affect a reef. 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
On a recent trip to Bay Mouth Bar, we witnessed a little romance in the air (or saltwater) as one of the Forgotten Coast’s most unique looking predators heads somewhere warm for the winter. Continue reading
Bay Mouth Bar is one of the most ecologically diverse places in the world. Dr. David KImbro guides us through a menagerie of strange looking marine invertebrates, and describes the place’s importance to the field of ecology. Continue reading
On this week’s video, we go for a snorkel in St. Joe Bay and peer into seagrass beds. While looking at the many interesting creatures that call turtlegrass home, Dr. Randall Hughes and visiting researcher Dr. Peter Macreadie clue us into the many services provided by the habitat. Continue reading
We spend a lot of time showing you shots of scientists working and animals in their habitats, and not enough showing you what it’s like to actually walk in a salt marsh or oyster reef. On this week’s video, the WFSU/ Mag Lab SciGirls walk into the mud and learn what field work is all about. Also, new “In the Grass, On the Reef” associate producer Rebecca Wilkerson recounts her first visit to an oyster reef. Continue reading
Dr. Randall Hughes looks back at her first exposure to research and coastal ecosystems as the SciGirls visit her lab. On this week’s video, the SciGirls learn that if there is anything harder than making good science, it’s talking about it. 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