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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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Apalachicola Bay is in trouble, and people need answers now. Dr. David Kimbro discusses the difference between science for the sake of gaining understanding, and applied science: where researchers try to solve specific problems. Continue reading
The Army Corps of Engineers came to Apalachicola Bay to see the state of the oyster fishery firsthand. On RiverTrek 2012, paddlers learned about the effects of low flow from the Apalachicola River on the Bay and the Floodplain. Part 1 of that adventure airs tonight, Wednesday, October 24. Continue reading
When Randall and David talk about their experiments on this blog, we don’t run a credits roll at the end to acknowledge everyone and everything that goes into getting that experiment up and running. In this post, Randall takes us step by step through planning an experiment, highlighting the people who help make her research possible. Continue reading
FSU Coastal & Marine Lab technician Tanya Rogers describes the building of what she calls “ecological art.” She is referring to the Kimbro lab’s summer experiment, for which several artificial oyster reefs with different combinations of animals was built near St. Augustine, FL. 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
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
Emily Field FSU Coastal & Marine Lab These lyrics are from Mr. Ray’s teaching song in Finding Nemo. It’s too bad that I can’t sing all of my lessons! I’m teaching Animal Diversity lab to undergrads on campus this semester. … Continue reading
Tanya Rogers FSU Coastal & Marine Lab Although the oyster project’s fieldwork has attracted most of the attention on this blog (indeed, it is where most of the action happens), our time at the lab deserves a bit of discussion … 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