A Special Message From the Director of Florida Sea Grant

There is a potentially dire situation for the Florida Sea Grant program unfolding in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, March 28, the President sent Congress a request for drastic cuts to many government programs related to everything from the environment to health and human services and education – in order to immediately free-up funds to increase defense spending.

Apalachicola Bay Oyster Situation Report

This report summarizes efforts conducted through the University of Florida Oyster Recovery Team, in collaboration with various stakeholders, to describe conditions in Apalachicola Bay prior to and after a historic collapse of the oyster fishery. The report characterizes conditions in the bay, reviews possible causes for the fishery collapse, and outlines a plan for future…

How will climate change affect restoration of the Florida Everglades?

Download the final report How will changes in future climate, including rising sea level, increased temperature and evaporation, and perhaps less rainfall and longer droughts, affect the success of the ongoing multi-billion dollar Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program? The effects could be dire, and climate change needs to be factored into restoration planning, according to Everglades…