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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.
Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance oyster volunteers needed
Friday, 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 email@example.com 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.
Allie the Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release Party
Saturday, June 22
1:00 - 3:00 PM/ET
Bald Point State Park
In May of 2012 Allie was rescued from Alligator Harbor by clam farmers who found her floating sick and weak. The Gulf Specimen Marine Lab has been rehabilitating Allie and will be releasing her back into the Gulf. The lab is inviting the public to join them at Bald Point State Park to see Allie off.
Learn more 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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As the Summer months approach, oyster drill numbers in Apalachicola Bay appear to be on the rise. Here is how you can help monitor their numbers. Continue reading
Dr. David Kimbro FSU Coastal & Marine Lab Since I started working at FSU’s marine lab, I have frequently cast longing looks at a local study system that hasn’t been examined in over 50 years. Back in the 1960s, the … Continue reading
Dr. Randall Hughes FSU Coastal & Marine Lab A sure sign of spring for me is an increase in time in the field. (Robyn and Emily would probably disagree with me, since they have been out in the field regularly … 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 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
Dr. Randall Hughes FSU Coastal & Marine Lab The end of summer is a good time to pause and think about any general patterns that emerge from observations over the course of the last year(s). Sometimes it is easy to … Continue reading
Dr. Randall Hughes FSU Coastal & Marine Lab One doesn’t need to look at a calendar to realize that fall is upon us – recent cool mornings are a welcome sign. The marsh is also showing signs of change, with … Continue reading
Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV Last week we had a post on what it was like on an oyster reef, the idea being that many people have never really seen one. Continuing with that theme, I thought it might be … Continue reading
Dr. Randall Hughes FSU Coastal & Marine Lab Watch the “snail experiment.” One of the marsh animals that we have been studying for the last year (in the absence of oil) is the marsh periwinkle, Littoraria irrorata. This snail is … Continue reading