Science

Brittany Barbara, a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), deploys a baited platform equipped with GoPro cameras to "spy" on fish living in rare hard-bottom habitats in Tampa Bay. The stinky bait attracts fish to come within camera range, giving scientists...

Scientists in Tampa Bay are using remote underwater video cameras to "spy" on fish living in rare "hardbottom" habitats -- reef and rubble areas with soft corals, brightly colored sponges and limestone outcroppings. A cage of stinky bait is attached to one end of the...

A woman views the planet Venus through Greg Simpson's 11-inch telescope in Gulfport earlier this year, during that city's  monthly "Art Walks." Greg says he sets up his telescope there to share the beauty of the night sky twice a month, weather permitting. Photo by Greg...

Tampa Bay is Science. Ray Dennis, and his kids, Sydni and Jacob, help record seagrass species information along a monitoring transect near the MacDill AFB peninsula. They recorded nice Halodule (shoal grass) & Syringodium (manatee grass) beds, as well as, many sightings of small bonnethead sharks. –...

Every August volunteers snorkel in underwater seagrasses in lower Tampa Bay looking for bay scallops. The Great Bay Scallop Search, hosted by Tampa Bay Watch, helps scientists track progress in restoring scallops to the bay.  Adults and kids of all ages love to float above the grasses...