Atlantic Menhaden

Ecosystem-based Management of Atlantic Menhaden

Posted on October 16, 2018 by

  Advancing Ecological Reference Points and Advancing Ecosystem-based Management of Atlantic Menhaden Principal Investigator:  Andre Buchheister, Humbolt State University Co-Investigators:          Thomas J. Miller, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory; Ed Houde, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory; Amy Schueller, NOAA Fisheries Beaufort Funding Source:           Lenfest Ocean Program Duration:                      2018-2020   Atlantic menhaden are an important prey species for several marine […]

Lionfish Harvest Gear

Deepwater Trapping to Remove Invasive Lionfish from Florida’s Gulf of Mexico Mesophotic Reefs

Posted on October 16, 2018 by

  Principal Investigator:  William Patterson, University of Florida Co-Investigators:          David Chagaris and Rob Ahrens, University of Florida Funding Source:           Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Duration:                      2018-2019 Lionfish trapping has been proposed as a means to remove lionfish biomass from mesophotic reefs, as well as from protected ecosystems. Spiny lobster fishermen in the Florida […]

Lionfish Diet

Evaluating Impacts and Management of Invasive Lionfish

Posted on October 16, 2018 by

  An Ecosystem-based Approach to Evaluating Impacts and Management of Invasive Lionfish Principal Investigator:  Mike Allen, University of Florida Co-Investigators:          David Chagaris and Will Patterson, University of Florida Funding Source:           Florida Restore Act Centers of Excellence Program Duration:                      2015-2018   Predation by invasive lionfish poses a threat to native reef fish communities and may […]

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Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Modeling

Posted on October 16, 2018 by

  Ecosystem Modeling for Fisheries Management in the Gulf of Mexico Principal Investigator:  David Chagaris Co-Investigators:          Dr. Skyler Sagarese and Dr. Matthew Lauretta, NOAA Fisheries Miami; Dr. Kim de Mutsert, George Mason University; and Dr. Rob Ahrens, University of Florida Funding Source:           NOAA Restore Act Science Program Duration:                      2017-2020   Current challenges for fishery […]

Nature Coast Biological Station Annual Open House Sept. 22nd

Posted on September 25, 2018 by

  By Jeff M. Hardison © Sept. 23, 2018 at 9:08 a.m. CEDAR KEY – The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ crown jewel of freshwater, saltwater and estuarian research conducted its first annual open house event Saturday (Sept. 22), giving the general public an opportunity to tour the facility and learn […]

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UF/IFAS NCBS First Annual Open House Event Approaches

Posted on August 7, 2018 by

  Sept. 22nd, 10:00AM – 3:00PM   It’s official, Cedar Key has been the new home of the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station for an entire year!   You’re Invited to Come Celebrate! To commemorate this milestone, we will be hosting an event that includes: Touch Tanks, Interactive Displays Research Updates from UF Faculty, Staff, […]

NCBS to Host “Smog of the Sea” Film Screening

Posted on April 13, 2018 by

FILMMAKER IAN CHENEY & MUSICIAN JACK JOHNSON RELEASE NEW FILM, THE SMOG OF THE SEA ALONG WITH MARINE SCIENTIST MARCUS ERIKSEN OF 5 GYRES (2017 – Oahu, Hawaii) The Smog of the Sea chronicles a 1-week journey through the remote waters of the Sargasso Sea. Marine scientist Marcus Eriksen invited onboard an unusual crew to […]

The runners line up for the 5K Race.

5K Race Results

Posted on February 27, 2018 by

Thanks everyone for an awesome WoW event yesterday! For any runners, you can access your results at the site below.

Workout on the Waterfront

Cedar Key Workout on the Waterfront 2018

Posted on January 8, 2018 by

  What is the Workout on the Waterfront? Cedar Key’s Workout on the Waterfront (WoW) is an exciting day packed full of fun and active events, scheduled this year for February 24th, 2018. The WoW event aims to raise awareness about plastic pollution along our coasts. Proceeds from the 2018 races and silent auction will benefit […]

NCBS Boat Parade

Cedar Key Boat Parade 2017

Posted on January 5, 2018 by

  Despite the cold weather in Cedar Key this December was as festive as any. The 2017 Boat Parade was cancelled, or should I say, “relocated” due to wind and freezing temperatures. So the competition was to be held on land. Many fled to the community center for warmth, chili, and a chance to see […]

48th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival

Posted on November 7, 2017 by

    Had a great weekend at the Cedar Key Seafood Festival, with an NCBS float at the parade and an open house for the new NCBS facility. First photo has our research administrator, Bhawna Thapa, and her daughters Kripa and Kriti on the parade float.  The new lab was open for tours and we had […]