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UF's Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences program has ongoing several research projects studying greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico.
On August 9, 2017, the largest artificial reef deployment of its kind by a private foundation on Florida’s east coast occurred extending an underwater nursery for sea life and a destination for divers.
Florida’s coral reefs are facing many global and local threats such as warming waters, ocean acidification, poor water quality, physical impacts and coral disease and bleaching. However, there are many things you can do to help. Even small changes can help protect coral reefs and keep them healthy, such as reducing plastic waste, recycling, conserving water, and volunteering.
Volunteers will start constructing oyster modules for construction of a 678-square-foot oyster reef in September.
A friendly reminder that the 2017 recreational bay scallop season will close soon, particularly on September 25th in ares throughout the Gulf Coast region.
Monitoring Coordinator Brandy Foley stood at the Pilcher Park boat ramp, watching clouds gather over the Choctawhatchee Bay...