University of Florida’s effort to restore Cedar Key oysters

By Emily Colson | Dec 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Money for $6.8 million environmental project came from BP oil spill settlement CEDAR KEY — Here, on a barge a little more than a mile off of Shell Mound Campground, about 60 scientists, conservation officials, builders and oystermen gathered to celebrate a collaborative effort. They came by airboat and skiffs to witness the restoration […]

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Hurricane Michael, Seahorse Key Lighthouse Renovation, and Aquarium Updates

By Emily Colson | Oct 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

  From Director Mike Allen – We were very fortunate at NCBS to have minimal damage from Hurricane Michael. The NCBS site had about 2-3 feet of water, but our team had moved everything upstairs and we sustained no lasting damage. Our hearts go out to our colleagues in the Florida Panhandle, and we wish them the […]

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Nature Coast Biological Station Annual Open House Sept. 22nd

By Emily Colson | Sep 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

  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 and US Coast Guard Auxiliary to Protect the Marine Environment on August 11th

By Emily Colson | Aug 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

  The UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station and the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-2 (USCG Auxiliary District 7) will be teaming up in Cedar Key on August 11 from 9:00AM-12:00PM at the city Marina for a marine environmental protection outreach. During this event we will discuss and present topics and issues regarding our […]

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UF/IFAS NCBS First Annual Open House Event Approaches

By Emily Colson | Aug 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

  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, […]

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NCBS to Host “Smog of the Sea” Film Screening

By Emily Colson | Apr 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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The runners line up for the 5K Race.

5K Race Results

By Emily Colson | Feb 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thanks everyone for an awesome WoW event yesterday! For any runners, you can access your results at the site below. https://results.rmraces.live/Start-2-Finish-Race-Management/events/2018/ufifas-ncbs-w0w-workout-on-waterfront/results#5k

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Cedar Key Workout on the Waterfront 2018

By Emily Colson | Jan 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

  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 […]

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Cedar Key Boat Parade 2017

By Emily Colson | Jan 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

  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 […]

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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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