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SciGirls Tallahassee (and Rebecca) Cope with Marsh Mud

We spend a lot of time showing you shots of scientists working and animals in their habitats, and not enough showing you what it’s like to actually walk in a salt marsh or oyster reef. On this week’s video, the WFSU/ Mag Lab SciGirls walk into the mud and learn what field work is all about. Also, new “In the Grass, On the Reef” associate producer Rebecca Wilkerson recounts her first visit to an oyster reef.

Scared hungry?

Randall and David continue unraveling the mysteries of how predators affect their prey through fear. In this experiment, they look at how many oysters get eaten by mud crabs when the mud crabs think their predators are lurking around and eating their neighbors.

Switching gears: from kayak to office cubicle

Hanna Garland spent her summer on oyster reefs north of the Matanzas Inlet, looking for the cause to an extremely localized crown conch infestation that is decimating the oyster population. Now she’s back in Tallahassee, getting used to desk work and pouring over the data she collected.

Summer Chaos and The Tower of Cards

FSU Coastal & Marine Lab technician Tanya Rogers describes the building of what she calls “ecological art.” She is referring to the Kimbro lab’s summer experiment, for which several artificial oyster reefs with different combinations of animals was built near St. Augustine, FL.

Hurricane Irene and the Cage Experiment

Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV For a few months now, we’ve been telling you about an extensive field experiment being conducted for the biogeographic oyster study. As David posted earlier, it was a complex undertaking that took a lot of hard work- long hours and physical labor- to get up and running.  Now, thanks to Hurricane […]

Hello Irene! (10:54 PM, August 22, 2011)

20110822-104958.jpg Howdy folks. Just raced over to st Augustine to quickly take down experiment before hurricane lands. I'll check in tomorrow to let you see how the breakdown is going. This is photo of Evan and Tanya helping me plan for tomorrow. Cheers, David

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