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        Seagrass Bed | In the Grass, On the Reef

        Seagrass beds are home to a wealth of marine life, from the strange to the commercially important. Just off of our Florida coasts, this ecosystem also stores carbon from the atmosphere and filters the water. Seagrass beds remain submerged most of the time. Infrequent low tides off of Alligator Point allow Dr. David Kimbro to study a diverse population of predatory snails and explore issues related to predator diversity and keystone species.

        Learn more about ecology in North Florida by visiting the WFSU Ecology blog.

        Bay Mouth Bar: Seagrass Bed Species | In the Grass, On the Reef

        Bay Mouth Bar is a seagrass bed off of Alligator Point, Florida. It is home to an incredible diversity of predatory snails and bivalves.

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        Seagrasses and Blue Carbon | In the Grass, On the Reef

        Seagrass beds provide an array of services to both humans and animals. Dr. Randall Hughes studies the seagrass beds of Saint Joseph Bay to better understand these services and the decline of this important ecosystem.

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        Bay Mouth Bar: Where Everything is Hungry | In the Grass, On the Reef

        Bay Mouth Bar holds what is reputed to be the largest diversity of predatory snails in the world. Dr. David Kimbro is investigating how top predators on this group of seagrass beds affect the system as a whole, which in turn affects local fisheries.

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        Predator Diversity at Bay Mouth Bar | In the Grass, On the Reef

        Dr. Kimbro’s graduate student, Tanya investigates the loss of predator diversity at Bay Mouth Bar. Over the last few decades, Bay Mouth Bar lost one of its main predators, the true tulip snail.

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