WFSU PREMIERES NEW DOCUMENTARY IN APALACHICOLA IN THE GRASS, ON THE REEF: OYSTER DOCTORS

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Rob Diaz de Villegas, WFSU-TV

(850) 487-3170 ext 332; rdiazdevillegas@fsu.edu

 

WFSU PREMIERES NEW DOCUMENTARY IN APALACHICOLA

IN THE GRASS, ON THE REEF: OYSTER DOCTORS

Four years of collaboration with marine researchers culminates in WFSU’s latest documentary, Oyster Doctors.  Dr. Randall Hughes, Dr. David Kimbro and their crews have let WFSU cameras be there for the twists and turns, failures and successes, and ultimately the discovery that has taken their research in a fascinating new direction.  While pursuing this new direction into animal behavior and it effects on these productive ecosystems, they were also investigating oyster reef failures in drought stricken areas. 

On the one hand, they have relentlessly pursued this idea that animal behavior, the menace of a predator, can influence the health of marshes, oyster reefs, and seagrass beds.  On the other hand, does any of that matter if nature one day turns its back on these coastal habitats and cuts off the water?  It’s a question we ask as we delve into this spectacular world. 

The premiere will take place:

SATURDAY, MARCH 8

4 P.M.

FORT COOMBS ARMORY

APALACHICOLA, FL

To celebrate the premiere WFSU is inviting the public to join us on a few EcoAdventures:

Thursday, March 6 at 9 am Kayak Tour of Wakulla Beach led by Dr. Randall Hughes and Dr. William “Doc” Herrnkind

Saturday, March 8 at 10 am ET Walking Tour of the Saint Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve led by Dr. Randall Hughes

Saturday, March 8 at 1 pm ET Boat tour of the Apalachicola River & Bay led by Apalachicola Riverkeeper

These are free events, but some have limited spots available.  Registration is required to be a part of a lottery for these trips (winners will be selected on February 28).  Register online at: http://wfsu.org/television/igor-events.

MEDIA SPOTS ARE AVILABLE FOR THESE TRIPS. For more information contact Rob Diaz de Villegas (850-487-3170 ext 332; rdiazdevillegas@fsu.edu)

On February 13, 2014, posted in: Events, Media, News, Press Release by
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