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Encore: Slave Canal EcoAdventure
Sunday, June 16
10:00 AM/ ET
The "for more information" url's are a little longer than what we like to put on air (we can only keep them up for so long), so at the end of our Slave Canal EcoAdventure on this week's Dimensions, we directed people back to our page. Directions and trail map: Florida Department of Environmental Protection has a handy PDF for the Wacissa Paddling Trail. One put in is at headwaters of the river, with Goose Pasture ten miles further down. It's a five mile canoe or kayak trip from Goose Pasture to Nutall Rise on the Aucilla. Scroll down in the PDF for advice in finding the entrance to Slave Canal. If you don't find it amongst the braided channels of the lower Wacissa, you won't find your take out at Nutall Rise. For more information on the Aucilla Management area, click here.
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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.
Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance oyster volunteers needed
Friday, June 14 and June 21
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM/CT
South Walton Center of Northwest Florida State College
Santa Rosa, FL
The CBA is building bagged shell reefs along Choctawhatchee Bay to fight erosion and promote the growth of an ecosystem that, as we see over and over on this blog, provides many benefits to us. Contact Rachel Gwin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We just recently did a video on the CBA's oyster recycling program. Watch here to see how local restaurants and volunteers help build healthy coasts along Choctawhatchee Bay.
- 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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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
Mike Plummer WFSU-TV Michael Harrell is a local artist, brought to WFSU-TV’s attention by one of our viewers. Michael paints in both oils and watercolors and among his nautical themes are depictions of the oystermen of Florida and South Carolina. … 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. Randall Hughes FSU Coastal & Marine Lab In keeping with all of the other end-of-year top 10 lists, I’ll wrap up 2010 with my own observations and highlights from In the Grass – 10. No tarballs – yet?? The … Continue reading
Dr. Randall Hughes FSU Coastal & Marine Lab It has been COLD the last few times we’ve been out in the field. The first time (described accurately by Rob), we did not have sufficient cold weather field gear – David … Continue reading
Whooping cranes are back in the Saint Marks Wildlife Refuge! We take a look back to their first voyage here. Continue reading
Dr. Randall Hughes FSU Coastal & Marine Lab Because of the big focus on oysters over the last month, it may seem as if we haven’t been doing anything “In the grass”. We’ve been busy, though, trying to squeeze in … Continue reading
This week’s videos look at Dr. David’s Kimbro’s collaborators in the NSF funded biogeographic oyster study. While he has been the face of the study for On the Reef, he is one member of a team of scientists. Today’s videos … Continue reading
Tanya Rogers FSU Coastal & Marine Lab (Editor’s Note. Although David refers to Randall’s participation on this study, her role was not elaborated upon in this video. That will be a part of the next video, on David’s collaborators, as … Continue reading