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Volume 3, Issue 1
January 22, 2013

Introducing the newest publications, videos and online content from faculty and staff at Florida Sea Grant. Please forward this e-mail to others you think may be interested in receiving our new publications. If you would like to be added to our quarterly e-mail, drop us a line at

A Practical Guide to Estuary-Friendly Living, SGEB-64. Estuaries are valuable and essential for nature and humans alike. Authors Karl Havens, Gary Lytton and William Seaman give readers tips for taking a more active role in safeguarding the health of Florida's estuaries.

Where Innovation Meets Impact

Where Innovation Meets Impact, TP-192, tells the compelling story of Florida Sea Grant's major accomplishments and successes over the last four years. This document highlights the collaboration our researchers and extension faculty have developed with Florida's businesses and agencies to produce a large return on the public's investment.

USGS Fact Sheet

A spatial analysis of cultural ecosystem service valuation by regional stakeholders in Florida--A coastal application of the social values for ecosystem service (SolVES) tool: USGS Fact Sheet 2012-3125. In this joint project with the U.S. Geological Survey, Florida Sea Grant researchers increase scientific and geographic knowledge of how Sarasota Bay residents value their area’s cultural ecosystem services.

SG128 Deep Problems in Shallow Lakes: Why Controlling Phosphorus Inputs May Not Restore Water Quality, SGEF-198. Florida's thousands of lakes are shallower than most people realize, and some unique properties of shallow lakes make them challenging to restore if they have been degraded by nutrients or other pollutants.

Ontogenetic shifts in resource allocation: colour change and allometric growth of defensive and reproductive structures in the Caribbean spiny lobster Panulirus argus, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. Joshua R. Anderson, Angelo J. Spadaro, J. Antonio Baeza, & Donald C. Behringer. 2013.

This Florida Sea Grant-supported research supports one of the main predictions of resource allocation theory. For example, while the color of small lobsters allows them to camouflage with their environment, the coloration offers no advantage as lobsters age.

New on the Web
oyster video

In this new video on our YouTube channel, learn what could be the cause of the oyster harvest decline in Apalachicola Bay, and how it not only affects this historical fishing community, but the entire Florida ecosystem.

oysters ready to eat Responding to the oyster fishery collapse in Apalachicola Bay, Florida Sea Grant joins forces with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and local seafood providers to restore sustainable populations of the area's world-famous oysters.
adult scallops

Bay scallop recovery efforts in the waters off Charlotte County got a much needed boost in December when 8 million young scallop larvae were released into local waters.

Extension Newsletters

A number of our current Extension faculty newsletters are online. Bookmark these sites for future reference:

  • "Aqua-Notes," from Maia McGuire: St. Johns and Flagler counties.
  • "Educating with Extension," from Doug Gregory: Monroe County.
  • "The Marine Scene Plus!," from John Stevely, Betty Staugler, Joy Hazell, Bryan Fluech, and Libby Carnahan: Southwest Florida.
  • "Panhandle Outdoors," from Bill Mahan, Scott Jackson, Rick O'Connor, Brooke Saari, and Chris Verlinde: Northwest Florida.

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Also Online: The National Sea Grant Library provides the only comprehensive and searchable collection of Sea Grant–funded documents from the 32 Sea Grant programs across the U.S. Many are full text.

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