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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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As the David Kimbro lab deploys a spat (young oyster) tile experiment in Apalachicola Bay to monitor the health of its beleaguered reefs, Dr. Randall Hughes explains how these experiments have become a key tool in her and David’s oyster research. 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 shift our focus from predators to parasites: FSU Coastal & Marine Lab’s Tanya Rogers discovers pea crabs inside of a large scale experiment’s oysters. In what conditions and in what geography do these kleptoparasites most afflict our beloved bivalves? Continue reading
Watch oysters grow! Tanya Rogers of the FSUCML has compiled time lapse imagery which shows baby oysters grow and form a shell over the course of a year. 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
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
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
Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV Thursday, October 28- Finish up, head back home A while back, I was talking to Randall or David, I forget which one, and they were telling me about building a research crew. Obviously you need … Continue reading
Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV Wednesday, October 27- Finish tiles, go to Jacksonville Walking down the hall of our dorm at 7 AM, I heard the familiar sound of the dremel from across the street in the lab area. This … Continue reading