Freezing Sea Oats

Deep-freezing sea oats seeds and sheets may create business opportunities for commercial growers when dunes need restoring Sea oats are much more than decorative beach foliage. The wispy grass creates a natural barrier between land and water by trapping wind-blown sand, providing stability in beach dunes. A Florida Sea Grant researcher is developing novel techniques…

School credits new aquaculture curriculum with raising its state letter grade

Add middle and high school students to the growing list of Floridians learning about aquaculture, a relatively new industry but one that already generates an estimated $250 million economic impact annually in the state. In a remarkable 900-square-foot greenhouse on their campus, students at Crystal Lake Middle School in Lakeland are trying their hand at…

Miami Beach Considers SLR in Stormwater Planning

Miami Beach, some areas of which already suffer from tidal flooding during extreme high tides, is now incorporating sea-level rise into infrastructure planning. Consulting engineers for the City are recommending significant upgrades and changes in the stormwater system to help the system function more effectively during increases in sea level anticipated during the lifespan of…

Adaptive planning workshop Aug. 9 in Florida Panhandle

Florida Sea Grant partnered with the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (Apalachicola NERR) to bring the workshop “Adaptive Planning for Coastal Change–Legal Issues for Local Government” to the Florida Panhandle on August 9, 2012. The full AGENDA is available at this link. The workshop presented local government planners and attorneys with the science of sea-level…