Station Renovation!

University of Florida purchased the Gulf Side Motel in July, 2015. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) began renovations to fit the needs of the Nature Coast Biological Station. In 2016 the two story building was demolished and construction began to build a three story facility with a wet lab, aquarium and office space. The other side of the motel will be renovated to include dorms and a meeting area for researchers.

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Before & After Photos:

NCBS Grand Opening Sept. 22nd, 2017

Events:

Spawning Habitat and Early-life Linkages to Fisheries

Oct 16, 2018

  Principal Investigator:  Ernst Peebles, University of South Florida Co-Investigators:          Mya Breitbart, University of South Florida; Steven Murawski, University of South Florida; Christopher Stallings, University of South Florida; Kevin Boswell, Florida International University; James Locascio, Mote Marine Laboratory; Funding Source:           Florida Restore Act Centers of Excellence Program Duration:                      2016-2019   The Spawning Habitat and […]

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A caught redfish being held by Mike Allen.

Fisheries Management Research Chagaris Lab

Oct 16, 2018

  Evaluating Alternative Management Options in the Gulf of Mexico Private Recreational Fishery Principal Investigator:  David Chagaris Co-Investigators:          Mike Allen and Ed Camp, University of Florida Funding Source:           The Pew Charitable Trusts Duration:                       2016-2018   Seasonal closures are commonly used in recreational and commercial fisheries but they may be less effective when […]

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Atlantic Menhaden

Ecosystem-based Management of Atlantic Menhaden

Oct 16, 2018

  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 […]

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Lionfish Harvest Gear

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

Oct 16, 2018

  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 […]

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Lionfish Diet

Evaluating Impacts and Management of Invasive Lionfish

Oct 16, 2018

  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 Aerial Photo

Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Modeling

Oct 16, 2018

  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 […]

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Nature Coast Biological Station Annual Open House Sept. 22nd

Sep 25, 2018

  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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Community outreach event USCG

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

Aug 8, 2018

  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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open house

UF/IFAS NCBS First Annual Open House Event Approaches

Aug 7, 2018

  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

Apr 13, 2018

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

Feb 27, 2018

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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Workout on the Waterfront

Cedar Key Workout on the Waterfront 2018

Jan 8, 2018

  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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