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Volume 7, Issue 3
July 11, 2017

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Publications

recreational scalloping brochures by county

Updated Recreational Scalloping Guides for the Nature Coast

It's time for Florida's most popular summertime treasure hunt! These updated guides include new marina and boat ramp maps, delicious recipes, information on how to clean and dispose of shells and recommended size limits. 
HACCP manual 6th edition

New Edition: HACCP Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Training Curriculum

This newest edition of the basic seafood HACCP training manual has added forms and directions to better explain and support the development of appropriate hazard analysis and HACCP plans. The book also includes changes to address requirements introduced by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
National Shellfisheries Association Quarterly Newsletter

National Shellfisheries Association Quarterly Newsletter

The latest edition of this newsletter, edited by Florida Sea Grant agent Leroy Creswell, features current issues and concerns in shellfish research and in the shellfish industry.
Vertical Movements of Shortfin Mako Sharks Isurus oxyrinchus in the Western North Atlantic Ocean Are Strongly Influenced by Temperature

Vertical Movements of Shortfin Mako Sharks Isurus oxyrinchus in the Western North Atlantic Ocean Are Strongly Influenced by Temperature

Knowing a shark's movements is important for management. This study tracked the vertical movements of 8 mako sharks to see how they moved throughout the water column in response to temperature differences.
Environmental Influences on Growth and Morphology of Thalassia testudinum

Environmental Influences on Growth and Morphology of Thalassia testudinum (turtlegrass)

Seagrass size and shape can vary depending on nutrient availability. This study documents differences in the size and shape of turtlegrass growing along a range of nutrient concentrations from Weeki Wachee to Waccasassa.

Oil Spill Science in the Gulf of Mexico

Oil Spill Science in the Gulf of Mexico

Extension specialists with the Sea Grant oil spill science outreach program have produced new titles about oil spill science in the Gulf of Mexico.
Long-term Satellite Tracking Reveals Region-Specific Movements of a Large Pelagic Predator, the Shortfin Mako Shark, in the Western North Atlantic Ocean

Long-term Satellite Tracking Reveals Region-Specific Movements of a Large Pelagic Predator, the Shortfin Mako Shark, in the Western North Atlantic Ocean

Successful management of sharks requires detailed information about their movements. This study used satellite telemetry to investigate the long-term horizontal movements and seasonal distributions of shortfin mako sharks.
2017 Update: Oyster restoration proceeds in Apalachicola Bay

2017 Update: Oyster Restoration Proceeds in Apalachicola Bay

After the Apalachicola Bay oyster fishery collapse in 2012, researchers have been developing restoration and management plans to bring the oysters back. Read this report for the latest project update.
Progress toward restoring the everglades

Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades: The Sixth Biennial Review

This book for purchase, which includes contributions from Florida Sea Grant director Karl Havens, reviews progress made in meeting the goals of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), a multibillion-dollar project to protect and restore the remaining Everglades.
Polar compounds preclude mathematical lipid correction of carbon stable isotopes in deep-water sharks

Polar Compounds Preclude Mathematical Lipid Correction of Stable Isotopes in Deep-Water Sharks

How the presence of lipids affects stable isotope analysis of deep-sea shark tissue is poorly described. This study reports lipid-biasing effects in seven shark species, challenging the use of common lipid correction models for interpreting stable isotope data.
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Videos

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Florida Sea Grant Joins UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station in Pioneer Snook Project

Warmer winters have caused snook to move north and UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station scientists are studying whether the new populations are genetically different with help from Florida Sea Grant and local fishing guides. Watch this video to learn more.
New Hernando County Paddling Trail Helps Relieve Crowding Along Weeki Wachee

New Hernando Paddling Trail Opens Near Weeki Wachee

To relieve crowding along the crystal clear Weeki Wachee River, Florida Sea Grant agent Brittany Hall-Scharf, Hernando County and a local Girl Scout Troop have established a new salt marsh route. Watch this video to learn more.
2017 Annual Scallop Kickoff Seminar

2017 Annual Scallop Kickoff Seminar Recording

This year's annual scallop season kickoff event took place on June 15 at the Steinhatchee Community Center and we recorded it! Watch this video for information on legal regulations, scallop biology and safe boating best practices.

On the Web

upcoming science cafe: 8 ways to save the ocean

Upcoming Science Café: 8 Ways to Save the Ocean

Every time you do laundry or brush your teeth, you may be adding bits of plastic into our waters. Join us for a free science café on July 21 in Gainesville to learn what you can do to reduce microplastic pollution.
recreational harvest of the Florida Bay scallop

Everything You Need to Know About Scallop Season in Florida

Planning on going scalloping this year? Visit the Florida Sea Grant scalloping page for information on season dates and regulations, how to clean a scallop, and restoration volunteer opportunities.
Laura Tiu; How to Survive Rip Currents

Laura Tiu: How to Survive Rip Currents

Laura Tiu, Florida Sea Grant agent in Okaloosa and Walton counties, explains how to keep your beach day safe by avoiding dangerous currents. Read the web story she wrote for the Crestview Bulletin to learn more.
meet the 2017 guy harvey scholars

Meet the 2017 Guy Harvey Scholars

Six graduate students at Florida universities have received $5,000 for their outstanding achievement in marine fisheries science research. Read our web story to learn more about the scholars and their research.
florida trend report: blue chip dividends

Florida Trend Report: Blue Chip Dividends

Sound investment in a technically trained labor force is critical to the protection of our coastal resources. Read this Florida Trend report to see how Florida Sea Grant identifies the emerging talent to meet this long-term need.
sea grant agents train citizen scientists to help track horseshoe crabs

Sea Grant Agent Trains Citizen Scientists to Help Track Horseshoe Crabs in the Big Bend

Florida Sea Grant agents are training volunteers to survey horseshoe crabs in the Big Bend, giving scientists more insight into population size and health. Read our web story to learn more.
florida sea grant agents bring sound science to indian river lagoon

Florida Sea Grant Agents Bring Sound Science to Residents Along Indian River Lagoon

Florida Sea Grant agents Lisa Krimsky and Holly Abeels are bringing concerns of residents to the front of the science agenda, especially in areas of peril like the Indian River Lagoon. Read our web story to learn more.
florida trend report: shared vision, shared values

Florida Trend Report: Shared Vision, Shared Values

This Florida Trend report explains what leads busy professionals with hectic schedules and pressing demands to invest their time serving on the Florida Sea Grant Advisory Council.

Extension Newsletters

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