Dr. David Kimbro’s St. Augustine research site oyster reefs were once commercially viable but have been failing, and there is an overabundance of a particular oyster predator- the crown conch. David and his lab look into the causes for this sharp decline. Read more this week on In the Grass, On the Reef.
David and his crew raced around their four North Florida sites last October, in part to start a new experiment. This is what they did: They tore up small chunks of local reefs, located oyster spat on shells, cut the shell segments containing spat into similarly sized bits, and glued those bits onto tiles. Those […]
Could marshes in St. Joseph Bay be changing? Dr. Randall Hughes investigates the increasing black mangrove population of the SJB salt marsh.
Marshes are as productive a habitat as oyster reefs, and just as vulnerable to drought. Randall Hughes looks at what makes a salt marsh resistant to loss.
Oystermen and researchers are battling to revive the legendary Apalachicola Oyster. Oystermen know the bay; David Kimbro has researched oysters for years.