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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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Imagine you have to set up an experiment from which you have to be able to obtain consistent results that form a definable pattern. Now imagine that you have to set this experiment up in the great muddy, salty outdoors. Dr. David Kimbro walks you through a large scale experiment that had him battling stone crabs and Mother Nature. Continue reading
Dr. David Kimbro FSU Coastal & Marine Lab Hey folks, Where did my winter of catching up on work go? And why is spring quickly hurtling into summer? YIKES! …Okay, I feel better. All of us here feel a little … 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 The photo above is my work computer’s desktop picture. Most of the time, when people see it, I find that they had no idea what an oyster reef looked like. One coworker thought it was … 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 Although we’ve busied ourselves this summer by selecting research sites and practicing various aspects of our sampling program, we have still not collected any ‘real’ data concerning the objectives of our biogeographic … 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