Tag Archive: Florida Sea Grant

Oyster Restoration Research Team Announces May 1 Meeting

Project leaders coordinating the long-term oyster reef restoration study in Apalachicola Bay will be hosting an update meeting for the community on May 1, 2017, from 5-6 pm in the Apalachicola Community Center. The meeting will feature representatives from the University of Florida, Florida Sea Grant, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the …

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Sea Grant needs your help

Today we are putting our weekly job/internship roundup on hold to bring you a special message from our director, Karl Havens. There is a potentially dire situation for the Florida Sea Grant program unfolding in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, March 28, the President sent Congress a request for drastic cuts to many government programs related …

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Panhandle Sea Grant Agents Receive Grant to Protect Sea Turtles

Editor’s  Note: This article is republished fromUF/IFAS Extension Comings & Goings. Three Florida Sea Grant agents in the middle Panhandle region of the state have received a half-million dollar grant to mitigate the impacts of artificial lighting on sea turtles. The work is supported with Natural Resource Damage Assessment funding in a partnership between the Florida …

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Oyster Recovery Team report: Drought and salinity major issues, not oil

Joe Taylor is executive director of Franklin's Promise Coalition.

For Immediate Release GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There is no evidence that pollutants from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill contributed to the “unprecedented” decline in recent Apalachicola Bay oyster populations, according to a report this week by the University of Florida. Instead, the report by UF’s Oyster Recovery Team cites drought, insufficient rainfall and …

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