News // September 14, 2016

Coastal Cleanup set for September 17th

The 31st Annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), taking place on September 17th this year, is the world’s largest volunteer effort to help protect the ocean. Sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy, it has become the world’s largest volunteer effort for ocean health. More than 18 million pounds of trash was collected by nearly 800,000 volunteers from the shores of lakes, streams, rivers, and the ocean on just one day in last year’s ICC. They have recorded every item found, providing a clear picture of the manufactured items impacting the health of humans, wildlife, and economies. The body of data from the ICC

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UF Plants Seed in August

Triploid and diploid oyster stocks were also planted by UF at their experimental lease located within the Dog Island Lease Area off Cedar Key on August 4, 2016. Detailed information will be collected to document practices (for example, biofouling control, bag transfers), production, and labor.

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