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Volume 8, Issue 3
July 20, 2018

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Spawning, early development and first feeding in the gobiid fish

Spawning, Early Development and First Feeding in the Gobiid Fish

 In order to provide a framework for the culture of Priolepis nocturna in captivity, this study examines its reproductive biology, embryonic development and early larval development.
updated recreational scalloping brochures

Updated Recreational Scalloping Brochures 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.

Reproductive biology of the marine ornamental shrimp Lysmata

Reproductive Biology of the Marine Ornamental Shrimp Lysmata boggessi in the Southeastern Gulf of Mexico

This study examined abundance, reproductive biology, and population structure of the intensely traded ornamental shrimp, Lysmata boggessi to better assess shrimp stocks and establish a sustainable management plan for the species.
A boating and angling guide to Escambia and Santa Rosa counties

A Boating and Angling Guide to Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties

This 2018 updated guide features a revised map with fishing piers, offshore artificial reefs, canoe/kayak launches, boat ramps, clean marinas and "Be Seagrass Safe" tips. Email for a free copy!
Resilience to shading influenced by differential allocation of biomass in Thalassia testudiunum

Resilience to Shading Influenced by Differential Allocation of Biomass in Thalassia testudinum

Near Weeki Wachee, turtle grass leaves are short and skinny and grow taller and wider as you reach the Waccasassa River. This study examined if the morphology, or size and shape of turtle grass plays a role in its ability to survive and recover from a disturbance.
aylesworth scholarship

The Aylesworth Foundation Scholarship

Since 1986, the Aylesworth Scholarship has supported Florida students whose study interests have a direct application in marine science. Learn more about how scholarship recipients have used the funds to shape their marine and coastal careers in our new publication.
assessing the economic consequences of harmful algal blooms

Assessing the Economic Consequences of Harmful Algal Blooms: A Summary of Existing Literature, Research Methods, Data, and Information Gaps

Harmful algal blooms can lead to serious public health and socioeconomic consequences. This chapter in the book "Harmful Algal Blooms: A Compendium Desk Reference," summarizes many of the economic consequences associated with algae blooms in the marine environment (abstract only).
evaluation of water treatment capacity, nutrient cycling, and biomass production in a marine aquaponic system

Evaluation of Water Treatment Capacity, Nutrient Cycling, and Biomass Production in a Marine Aquaponic System

This study evaluated the water treatment capacity, nutrient cycling and biomass production in a prototype, commercial-scale marine aquaponic system that grew red drum and two species of sea purslane.
an aggregation of turtles in a Florida Spring yields insights into effects of grazing on vegetation

An Aggregation of Turtles in a Florida Spring Yields Insights into Effects of Grazing on Vegetation

A unique aggregation of Suwannee Cooter turtles in Blue Spring gave scientists a chance to quantify the turtle's effects on aquatic plants. Using field surveys, this study estimated grazing rates that augmented existing knowledge of turtle biology and trophic data on Florida spring runs.
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 and presentations about oil spill science in the Gulf of Mexico.
a brief summary of the water bill sb 552

A Brief Summary of the Water Bill, SB 552

SB 552 was passed to protect Florida’s water and natural resources. This quick reference guide addresses the Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act, the Central Florida Water Initiative, Northern Everglades and Estuaries Protection, and Pilot Programs for Alternative Water Supply.
functional and compositional responses of periphyton mats to simulated saltwater intrusion in the southern everglades

Functional and Compositional Responses of Periphyton Mats to Simulated Saltwater Intrusion in the Southern Everglades

Periphyton, or freshwater organisms that attach to plants and other objects, play key ecological roles in karstic, freshwater wetlands. This study provides information about periphyton dynamics in response to changing water sources in the southern Everglades.
feeding ecology of the invasive lionfish in the temperate and tropical western atlantic

Feeding Ecology of the Invasive Lionfish (Pterois volitans and Pterois miles) in the Temperate and Tropical Western Atlantic

This study examined more than 8,000 lionfish stomachs from 10 locations to provide a generalized description of their feeding ecology at a regional scale and to compare their diet among locations.
best practices for scalloping: from the boat to your plate

Best Practices for Scalloping: From the Boat to Your Plate

Ready to go scalloping and snack on Florida's favorite summertime fare? This publication provides best practices for scalloping from the boat to your plate.
biological profile for the atlantic croaker fishery in the Gulf of Mexico

Biological Profile for the Atlantic Croaker Fishery in the Gulf of Mexico

In the western Gulf, a new Atlantic Croaker fishery has been developing. This publication provides descriptions of the stock habitat, fishery management jurisdictions and economic characteristics of the fishery.
in situ simulation of sea-level rise impacts on coastal wetlands using a flow-through mesocosm approach

In Situ Simulation of Sea-Level Rise Impacts on Coastal Wetlands Using a Flow-Through Mesocosm Approach

The impact of sea-level rise on coastal wetlands is dependent on increased inundation and saltwater intrusion. This study presents a novel mesocosm device and portable methodology to simulate long-term sea-level rise impacts on coastal wetlands.
does planned retreat matter? investigating land use change under the impacts of flooding induced sea level rise

Does Planned Retreat Matter? Investigating Land Use Change Under the Impacts of Flooding Induced by Sea-Level Rise

This paper establishes a framework that integrates land change analysis, coastal flooding, and sea-level rise adaptation to produce educated predictions for future policy scenarios and relocation strategies.
biological denitrification in marine aquaculture systems: a multiple electron donor microcosm study

Biological Denitrification in Marine Aquaculture Systems: A Multiple Electron Donor Microcosm Study

There is little information on denitrification of saline wastewaters from marine recirculating aquaculture systems. This study used side-by-side microcosms to compare methanol, fish waste, wood chips, elemental sulfur and a combination of saline wastewater for saline wastewater denitrification.
examining the effects of objective hurricane risks and community resilience on risk perceptions of hurricanes at the county level in the US Gulf Coast: An innovative approach

Examining the Effects of Objective Hurricane Risks and Community Resilience on Risk Perceptions of Hurricanes at the County Level in the U.S. Gulf Coast: An Innovative Approach

Communities' risk perceptions can influence their abilities to cope with coastal hazards. This study examines the relationship between community resilience and risk perception at the county level.
coupling infrastructure resilience and flood risk assessment via copulas analyses for a coastal green-grey-blue drainage system under extreme weather events

Coupling Infrastructure Resilience and Flood Risk Assessment via Copulas Analyses for a Coastal Green-Grey-Blue Drainage System Under Extreme Weather Events

This study sheds light on the coupling of potential flood risk and drainage infrastructure resilience of low-lying areas of a coastal urban watershed to evaluate flood hazards and their possible driving forces.
the effectiveness of small-scale lionfish removals as a management strategy: effort impacts, and the response of native prey and piscivores

The Effectiveness of Small-Scale Lionfish Removals as a Management Strategy: Effort, Impacts and the Response of Native Prey and Piscivores

This study addressed the effectiveness of lionfish removal over small spatial scales on a linear coral reef in Puerto Rico and quantified the effort necessary to diminish and maintain low lionfish densities.
ecological responses of lakes to climate change

Ecological Responses of Lakes to Climate Change

The ecological responses of lakes to climate change will become more pronounced in the future. This article summarizes 11 original research papers that document how lakes around the world are changing in response to a warming planet.
Species Interactions Through Ontogeny: Effects of Size-Selective Predation by Red Grouper on Caribbean Spiny Lobster in Solution Holes in Florida Bay

Species Interactions Through Ontogeny: Effects of Size-Selective Predation by Red Grouper on Caribbean Spiny Lobster in Solution Holes in Florida Bay

Karst solution holes excavated by red grouper often host large groups of lobsters. This study tested the effect of red grouper on different lobster size classes to determine how this interaction changes through lobster development.
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satelitte imagery of 2018 algae blooms

2018 Algae Bloom in Lake Okeechobee Time Lapse

This video shows two different kinds of satellite images of Lake Okeechobee taken in June and July of 2018, each showing a time series from when the bloom began to the most recently available image.
Establishing the Duke Energy donor marsh

Establishing the Duke Energy Donor Marsh

A new donor marsh in Cedar Key will provide free marsh plants to restoration and living shorelines projects in Florida’s Big Bend. Learn more in this video!
2018 UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station extension highlights

2018 UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Extension Highlights

This video highlights the extension program at the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station in Cedar Key, where Florida Sea Grant agent Savanna Barry works to produce science-based solutions for the Nature Coast.
How to broadcast your zoom webinar on Facebook

Proven Strategies in Working with Facebook Live

Facebook live helps you gain more followers and keep a presentation alive even when an event is over. This video describes how to broadcast your event using Facebook Live and Zoom's webinar feature.
Take the pledge to be a seagrass safe boater

Take the Pledge to be a Seagrass Safe Boater

Seagrass scarring is caused when boat propellers slash into the bottom and damage crucial root systems. Recovery of seagrasses in these scarred areas takes years. Watch this video to learn more about how you can prevent it.
2018 Scallop seminar live stream

2018 Nature Coast Scallop Seminar Live Stream

The seminar provided info on legal regulations, scallop biology and safe boating best practices to ensure a safe and fun scallop season for everyone. If you were unable to make it, we have it recorded.
building an oyster reef in hernando county

Building an Oyster Reef in Hernando County

In April, a team of Florida Sea Grant agents, specialists and dedicated volunteers came together to build a new oyster reef in Centipede Bay by deploying 2,450 mesh bags filled with recycled shell. Watch the video to see how it was done!

On the Web

the algae bloom is back, but why

The Algae Bloom is Back. But Why?

In early June, satellite imagery indicated that a bloom of blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, was forming in Lake Okeechobee. This web story by Florida Sea Grant director Karl Havens offers insight into what causes these unsightly events.
watching and waiting: uncertainty on when algae blooms will end

Watching and Waiting: Uncertainty About When Algae Blooms Will End

Massive blooms of blue-green algae have formed in Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers and estuaries. Florida Sea Grant director Karl Havens explains why it's hard to know if the blooms are connected to one another in this web story.
everything you need to know about scalloping in Florida

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.
meet the 2018 aylesworth scholars

Meet the 2018 Aylesworth Scholars

Two graduate students have received scholarships from the Aylesworth Foundation for the Advancement of Marine Science. Read more about the scholars and their work in our web story.
great goliath grouper count provides fisheries managers with stock assessment data

Great Goliath Grouper Count Provides Fisheries Managers with Stock Assessment Data

Florida Sea Grant agents and specially-trained divers and anglers spent 10 days looking for goliath grouper during the ninth annual Great Goliath Grouper Count. The data is provided to state agencies for future stock assessments. Read our web story to learn more.

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