48th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival

By Emily Colson | Nov 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

    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 […]

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Big Bend Shellfish Trail Opening Ceremony

By Emily Colson | Nov 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

    Mark your calendars for the official opening of the Big Bend Shellfish Trail and ribbon cutting ceremony! The ribbon cutting will be during the 48th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival, October 21, 2017 at 1:00 P.M., Cedar Key City Park Pavilion. The public is invited to participate in this historic event. Levy County […]

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Ribbon Cutting at the UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station

By Savanna Barry | Sep 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Almost two years after the initial concept for the UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station (NCBS) was formed, faculty and residents alike were excited to cut the ribbon on the new facility located in downtown Cedar Key. Last Friday, a crowd of about 200 enjoyed addresses by NCBS Director Dr. Mike Allen, UF IFAS […]

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2017 Scallop Seminar Live Stream

By Savanna Barry | Jun 16, 2017 | 1 Comment

Thank you to everyone that tuned in live for the scallop seminar in Steinhatchee last night! We had about 50 people at the in-person event and over 2,400 people tuned in for at least some of the program on the live stream. The recording is available here and on our Facebook page. We had five […]

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2017 Sea level rise and coastal ecology: science, policy and practice in the Nature Coast

By Alexander Graham | May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Workout on Waterfront (WoW), Saturday, March 18, 2017

By Alexander Graham | Jan 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

UF/IFAS NCBS is holding the 1st Annual Workout on Waterfront (WoW) Event.  WoW will consist of three races including a 5K Run, Kayak Challenge and Recycled Regatta.  The proceeds from this event will support an aquarium that is being built at Cedar Key at UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station, Audio/Visual Equipment for the Cedar Key Library […]

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Spotted Sea Trout Study

By Mendy Allen | Apr 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Conservation Fund awarded the University of Florida a grant for $19,500 to fund a tagging study on spotted sea trout in Cedar Key and Steinhatchee. The project is determining tagging mortality rates and fishing mortality to assist with stock assessment and management. To date about 150 fish have been tagged with $100.00 reward tags […]

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2015 Cedar Key Boat Parade

By Mendy Allen | Apr 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

The annual boat parade in Cedar Key was held December 11. Nature Coast Biological Station participated with a decorated boat with costumes displayed by faculty and staff.  It was an event enjoyed by all and NCBS was honored to receive Children’s Choice Award and 2nd place in the Cedar Key 7th Annual Christmas Boat Parade. […]

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Manatee Madness

By Mendy Allen | Apr 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Four years ago, I would’ve NEVER imagined that I would be working to conserve the West Indian Manatee. Four years ago, my opinion on manatees was bleak. To the average Joe, these impressive creatures would be characterized as “huge floating rocks”, drifting aimlessly north and south through migration patterns. Little did I know that my […]

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2016 North Florida Marine Science Symposium

By Mendy Allen | Jan 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

North Florida Marine Science and Big Bend Science Joint Symposia January 28th – 29th 2016 The North Florida Marine Science Symposium will be held in Cedar Key this year in conjunction with the Big Bend Science Symposium in celebration of the newly formed Nature Coast Biological Station January 28th & 29th 2016. This is the […]

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