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Marine and Coastal


The NE Florida Sea Grant Extension program is based at the UF/IFAS Extension Flagler County Office. It serves St. Johns and Flagler Counties. The program works closely with commercial and recreational fishing groups, marinas, environmentally-concerned groups, 4-H and other youth programs, local school teachers and marine researchers. Maia McGuire is the NE Florida Sea Grant Extension agent.

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Within this section, you will find information about the sources of microplastics, how they end up in our waters, and the threats they pose to marine life.

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Marine and coastal invasive species

Invasive species, like the lionfish, pose a threat to native marine life.

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Environmental Education

Education resources include marine-themed curricula for K-12 grades, other educational activities/resources for teachers, and programs for lifelong learners (adults).