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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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Randall and David continue unraveling the mysteries of how predators affect their prey through fear. In this experiment, they look at how many oysters get eaten by mud crabs when the mud crabs think their predators are lurking around and eating their neighbors. Continue reading
Dr. David Kimbro looks back at 2010, which saw the commencement of the Biogeographic Oyster study. David and his collaborators recently met at the FSU Coastal & Marine Lab to review and plan ahead for 2011, and David lets us in on what’s ahead. Continue reading
Dr. David Kimbro FSU Coastal & Marine Lab The following is the first of three or so videos on the big October oyster trip. In this one, you get a long busy day in the field condensed into two minutes … Continue reading
Dr. Randall Hughes FSU Coastal & Marine Lab When I worked as a technician for our current collaborator Jon Grabowski back when he was in graduate school, one of his favorite sayings as we headed out to the field was … Continue reading
Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV The first leg of David Kimbro’s Roctober oyster push is now complete. If you look at the schedule below, you’ll see the first day was intensive, starting in the wee hours and going late into … Continue reading
The following photos are of samples taken at each of Dr. Kimbro’s sites, as mentioned in his previous post. After surveying the reefs to see what large fish and crabs were living in the reefs, he and his team turned … Continue reading
Tanya Rogers is Dr. David Kimbro’s research assistant. In her first post, she describes their research team’s whirlwind tour of Florida’s oyster reefs, and what they found living in them. Continue reading
Dr. David Kimbro FSU Coastal & Marine Lab See David and his crew in action, and see what animals are on Alligator Harbor reefs. The title of this blog (a sports metaphor) is how my teacher first introduced me to … Continue reading