In this preview video for the new “in the Grass, On the Reef” documentary, we get to know the largest predatory snail in Florida waters, the horse conch. Encrusted in barnacles and other fouling organisms and as large as a football, the horse conch has a bright orange body and is really a pretty impressive creature.
Dr. Randall Hughes talks to the WFSU SciGirls about how she got started in Marine Ecology, and about the ecosystems she studies.
This May, Randall took a break from field work to teach what looked like a very fun class. Over three weeks they went oyster tonging, met a troublesome bear, and got to know some seven day old woodpeckers.
David and his crew are putting together a big experiment as the In the Grass, On the Reef documentary comes together.