Day 7: October Oyster Push- Last Day

Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV Thursday, October 28- Finish up, head back home A while back, I was talking to Randall or David, I forget which one, and they were telling me about building a research crew.  Obviously you need people who have the knowledge and skills to do what needs to be done- from […]

Day 6: October Oyster Push- Home Stretch

Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV Wednesday, October 27- Finish tiles, go to Jacksonville Walking down the hall of our dorm at 7 AM, I heard the familiar sound of the dremel from across the street in the lab area.  This time the whole crew was there- Tanya, Hanna, and Cristina cleaning and separating oysters and […]

Day 5: October Oyster Push- A Change of Plans

Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV Tuesday, October 26- Tile Team heads to Jacksonville The WFSU crew stayed the night in St. Augustine to accompany both the Net/ Fish and Tile teams when they headed out at sunrise.  After breakfast, I went out to the lab space (we’re all staying at a research facility very near […]

Day 4: October Oyster Push “Sweet Boat”

Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV David Kimbro’s crew has been split into two teams, the Net/Trap team (N/T) and the Tile team (TI). For a closer look at how David’s team nets and traps larger fish and crabs, click here. To learn more about what the Tile team will be doing, click here. And if […]

Day 3: October Oyster Push “No Nap Time”

Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV David Kimbro’s crew has been split into two teams, the Net/Trap team (N/T) and the Tile team (TI). For a closer look at how David’s team nets and traps larger fish and crabs, click here. To learn more about what the Tile team will be doing, click here. And if […]

Days 1 & 2: October Oyster Push- “Just Gun it”

Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV The first leg of David Kimbro’s Roctober oyster push is now complete.  If you look at the schedule below, you’ll see the first day was intensive, starting in the wee hours and going late into the night.  As David mentioned in his post, the head of the NC team (Jon […]

This is what an oyster reef looks like…

Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV The photo above is my work computer’s desktop picture. Most of the time, when people see it, I find that they had no idea what an oyster reef looked like.  One coworker thought it was a muddy cabbage patch.  To be honest, until I first stepped on one for this […]