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Volume 7, Issue 4
October 17, 2017

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Publications

one in a thousand those amazing sea turtles

One in a Thousand: Those Amazing Sea Turtles

This new, lavishly illustrated, science-based chapter book will spark interest in young readers and inform adults about sea turtle biology and ecology, as well as efforts to understand and protect these fascinating creatures. Purchase your copy today for just $15.
2016-17 florida sea grant program highlights

2016-17 Florida Sea Grant Program Highlights

Check out our annual Program Highlights, featuring news about how Sea Grant is helping guide restoration in the Everglades; photos of our scholarship and fellowship winners; and how Florida Sea Grant researchers are helping to detect seafood fraud.
2018-21 florida sea grant strategic plan

2018-2021 Florida Sea Grant Strategic Plan

Florida Sea Grant’s Strategic Plan addresses pressing coastal and ocean issues in Florida and the surrounding region for the period 2018-2021 with relevant and innovative research, outreach and education.
Inferences About Seston Composition and Phytoplankton Limiting Factors During Recovery of a Large Shallow Lake from Hurricane Impacts

Inferences About Seston Composition and Phytoplankton Limiting Factors During Recovery of a Large Shallow Lake from Hurricane Impacts

This study conducted by Florida Sea Grant director Karl Havens, evaluated the effects of three major hurricanes that impacted Lake Okeechobee in 2004 and 2005. Results focused on the composition of organisms and non-living matter in the lake as well as phytoplankton limiting factors.
An Ecosystem-Based Approach to Evaluating Impacts and Management of Invasive Lionfish

An Ecosystem-Based Approach to Evaluating Impacts and Management of Invasive Lionfish

Species invasions in marine ecosystems pose a threat to native fish communities. This study used a trophic dynamic model of the West Florida Shelf to simulate the lionfish invasion and community effects over a range of harvest scenarios for both lionfish and native predators.
Mako shark fishing mortality rates

Satellite Telemetry Reveals Higher Fishing Mortality Rates than Previously Estimated, Suggesting Overfishing of an Apex Marine Predator

Overfishing is a primary cause of population declines for many shark species of conservation concern. This study used satellite telemetry to document fisheries interactions and quantify fishing mortality of the shortfin mako shark in the western North Atlantic Ocean.

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.
Effects of Habitat Manipulation by Red grouper, Epinephelus morio, on Faunal Communities Associated with Excavations in Florida Bay

Effects of Habitat Manipulation by Red grouper, Epinephelus morio, on Faunal Communities Associated with Excavations in Florida Bay

Red grouper act as both habitat engineers and predators, making their ecosystem role complex. This study evaluated the effects of habitat modifications made by juvenile red grouper on the fishes and motile macroinvertebrates associated with karst solution holes in Florida Bay.
Protecting Florida’s History from Hazards: A Guide to Integrating Cultural Resources into Disaster Planning

Protecting Florida’s History from Hazards: A Guide to Integrating Cultural Resources into Disaster Planning

Florida's historic sites help define the character of communities and draw in tourist revenue, but are also vulnerable to natural disasters. This report describes emergency management and preservation frameworks and presents new policy and planning reccomendations for natural disasters.
Proceedings of the 69th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute

Proceedings of the 69th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute

Every year, fisheries biologists, fishers, and representatives from from Caribbean countries meet to explore how they might further the conservation of marine resources in the region. This publication includes more than 100 research papers that were presented at the 2016 meeting.
Hurricane loss analysis of wood-frame structures in Florida

Hurricane Loss Analysis of Wood-frame Structures in Florida

This study provides a multi-scale loss analysis of wood-frame residential structures located in Florida. The results may help homeowners make mitigation decisions and help managers identify parts of Florida that are most vulnerable to hurricane damage.
2017 florida sea grant coastal science symposium abstracts book

2017 Florida Sea Grant Coastal Science Symposium Abstracts

On September 26, 2017 Florida Sea Grant held its 2017 Coastal Science Symposium, featuring presentations and posters from funded researchers, specialists and agents. This booklet includes the symposium agenda as well as abstracts for oral and poster presentations.
Response of Zooplankton to Climate Variability: Droughts Create a Perfect Storm for Cladocerans in Shallow Eutrophic Lakes

Response of Zooplankton to Climate Variability: Droughts Create a Perfect Storm for Cladocerans in Shallow Eutrophic Lakes

Climate change is expected to cause droughts to become more severe and periods of rain more intense, which could affect freshwater lakes around the world. This study investigated possible effects of climate on the zooplankton in six shallow subtropical lakes in Florida.
Quantifying the Trophic Importance of Gulf Menhaden within the Northern Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem

Quantifying the Trophic Importance of Gulf Menhaden within the Northern Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem

The Gulf Menhaden plays a predominant role in the trophic structure and function of the northern Gulf of Mexico. This study, by NOAA Fisheries Population Dynamics Fellow Matthew Nuttall, provides a meta-analysis of diet studies to quantify the trophic role of Gulf Menhaden within this ecosystem.
An examination of land use impacts of flooding induced by sea level rise

An examination of land use impacts of flooding induced by sea level rise

Coastal regions are unprecedentedly vulnerable to coastal hazards associated with sea-level rise. This study uses a SLEUTH model to simulate prospective urban exposure to changing sea levels.
If you would like to order copies of the print publications listed above, e-mail info@flseagrant.org. Single copies are free; pricing for multiple copies available upon request.

Videos

2016-17 florida sea grant program highlights

2016-17 Florida Sea Grant Program Highlights

Have a couple minutes? Our all-new Program Highlights video features news about Florida Sea Grant's Everglades restoration research; how researchers are detecting seafood fraud; and new legislation expected to reduce boater conflicts.
2017 florida sea grant coastal science symposium

2017 Florida Sea Grant Coastal Science Symposium

If you missed the Florida Sea Grant Coastal Science Symposium, don't worry! The archived presentations from the Facebook-broadcast event are now available on our YouTube channel.
2017 american fisheries society annual meeting

Select Presentations from the 2017 American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting

Florida Sea Grant was able to broadcast and record select presentations from this year's American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting in Tampa. Visit this page for archived presentations focused on artificial reefs and fisheries management.
advances in shellfish hatchery  technology

Advances in Shellfish Hatchery Technology Workshop

On August 23, Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS Extension held a workshop to address industry issues associated with the production of shellfish seed. If you missed it, watch the recording on the UF/IFAS Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Facebook page.
Working with Volunteers to Build A Living Shoreline

Working with Volunteers to Build a Living Shoreline in Cedar Key

With help from local volunteers, Florida Sea Grant agent Savanna Barry is implementing an environmentally conscious solution to coastal erosion in Cedar Key. Watch this video to learn more!
Building a Marsh Grass Nursery in Hernando County

Building a Marsh Grass Nursery in Hernando County

Sometimes the plants used in coastal restoration projects come from the Grasses in Classes program at local schools. Teachers and students care for marsh grasses throughout the school year and then donate the plants to restoration projects. Watch this video to learn more!
the lionfish invasion in florida

The Lionfish Invasion in Florida

The invasive lionfish has proliferated throughout Florida and threatened native reef fish populations. Watch this short video to learn more about how the lionfish invasion has affected Florida waters.
the asian green mussel invasion in florida

The Asian Green Mussel Invasion in Florida

Green mussels, Perna viridis, are non-native bivalve mollusks which have invaded the coastal marine waters of Florida. Watch this short video to learn more about how this invasive species has affected Florida waters.

On the Web

new florida sea grant website

Florida Sea Grant.org is New and Improved

The Florida Sea Grant website has undergone a massive makeover! Check out our new layout, simple menu system and trending topics section. Feel free to email us if you have any feedback.
Helping Lobstermen in Florida Keys Get Back to Business Post-Irma

Helping Lobstermen in the Florida Keys Get Back to Business Post-Irma

Hurricane Irma has had a major impact on Florida’s lobster fishery, displacing and damaging thousands of spiny lobster traps. Using two planes, GPS-enabled cameras and spotter pilots, Sea Grant has helped quickly locate the misplaced traps. Read our web story to learn more.
visit the big bend shellfish trail

Visit the New Big Bend Shellfish Trail

Coastal towns along Florida's Big Bend have long depended on seafood for their economic survival. The new Big Bend shellfish trail brochure and map outlines the best places to buy, eat and locate local shellfish.
are you covered by flood insurance? nows the time to find out

Are You Covered by Flood Insurance? Now's The Time to Find Out

Recent hurricanes may have Floridians wondering, “Will I be covered when the next storm hits?” Now is the time to find out. Unfortunately traditional homeowners insurance does not cover damage caused by flooding. Read our web story to learn more.
upcoming legal workshop on sea-level rise challenges

Upcoming Legal Workshop on Sea-level Rise Challenges

Florida Sea Grant Coastal Planning Specialist Thomas Ruppert is holding a workshop "Sea-Level Rise and Flooding: Planning for Local Government," on November 16 in West Palm Beach. Read our web story to learn more.
florida trend report:swimming in plastic

Florida Trend Report: Swimming in Plastic

Many Floridians know about plastic in the ocean. What they might not know is that it's also a problem in most of Florida's streams, rivers and coastal waters.  Read this Florida Trend report to see how Florida Sea Grant is raising awareness of this growing problem..
Red Tide Stinks! Shellfish Industry Strategies for Dealing with Algae Blooms

Upcoming Workshop: Red Tide Stinks! Shellfish Industry Strategies for Dealing with HABs

Florida Sea Grant is hosting a workshop titled, “Red Tide Stinks! Shellfish Industry Strategies for Dealing with Harmful Algal Blooms,” which will discuss shellfish industry challenges with harmful algal blooms. Read our web story to learn more.
o'connor wins florida sea grant don sweat florida sea grant extension award

O’Connor Wins Don Sweat Sea Grant Extension Award

Rick O’Connor, Florida Sea Grant agent for UF/IFAS Extension in Escambia County, has been awarded the 2017 Don Sweat Sea Grant Extension Award. Read our web story to learn more.

Extension Newsletters

A number of our current Extension faculty newsletters are online. Bookmark these sites for future reference: View the Florida Sea Grant Publications Page.
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