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The Great Goliath Grouper Count is a Florida Sea Grant Extension Program pilot project conducted with research scientists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute to provide a regional snapshot of goliath grouper size distribution and abundance at spots they are known to congregate at throughout the region.
Coastal and marine spatial planning
Marine Spatial Planning is a new policy framework being implemented by the federal government to guide coastal and marine ecosystem-based management efforts at national, regional and local levels.
Responding to a crisis
Sea Grant responds to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
A new raw oyster choice soon to be in market
A new processing method effective against harmful bacteria will give raw oyster lovers new options -- and provide a boost to Florida’s oyster industry as well.
Diving into the science of artificial reefs
Highlights from the 2010 Artificial Reef Summit. Artificial reefs have become an increasingly important fishing opportunity for Florida anglers, yet reefs are created and deployed to achieve a wide range of goals.
Living shorelines: an alternate for preventing coastal erosion
Natural shoreline ecosystems can be an effective approach for absorbing wave energy.
When freezing conditions are good for the beach
UF research improves production of sea oats essential to beach survival.
Invasive lionfish harming Caribbean reefs
The spectacularly beautiful lionfish with its undulating venomous spines is quite the sight to see, but its invasion of Caribbean coral reefs may pose a very serious threat.
A Wall of Wind!
A first-of-its-kind wind machine at Florida International University, dubbed the Wall of Wind, is now enabling full-scale testing of entire structures engulfed by simulated hurricane-force winds, wind-driven rain and flying debris.
New genetic test aids in endangered shark conservation efforts
Many shark populations throughout the world face continued, massive declines. These are driven largely by the popularity of shark fin soup, which has created a highly lucrative but unsustainable market for shark fins.
To speed or not to speed?
As recreational boating soars in popularity, so does the pressure on Florida’s coastal communities for public infrastructure, increased boater access, and more boating services.