Category: Coasts & Marine

Heavy Rain Brings Water Quality Concerns – Part I of 5: Introduction

During the past two summers Pensacola saw extensive rainfall.  Residents will often notice the increase in turbid (muddy) water.  This is sometimes followed by health advisories and, in extreme cases, fish kills.  Residents and visitors alike become concerned… Read More

Sea Turtle Nesting Information – Escambia County

  Year                  # of Nests                    # hatched            # disoriented 2011                 84                                 52                        26 majority on Perdido Key 2012                 74                                 44                        24 majority between Pensacola and Navarre

Beach Vitex… Is It A Growing Problem?

It’s actually a pretty plant, this beach vitex (Vitex rotundifolia), and it is very good at stabilizing eroding dunes; but folks along the Atlantic coast had no idea how invasive it would become.  In the 1990’s the state… Read More