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Category: Natural Resources

Bat benefits outweigh their viral risk if we do our part

From Hollywood movies to Halloween celebrations, bats have a reputation as spooky, vile creatures to be avoided. The novel coronavirus has deepened the disdain and fear some people hold toward bats around the world. Although bats are associated… Read More

Air potato beetle larvae: new orders are on hold

Air potato vines have become a common sight across most of Florida. Efforts have been underway for many years to control the spread of this invasive, non-native vine. For the past few years, the University of Florida and… Read More

Join Florida Sea Grant as we cook blue crab cakes for dinner on Facebook LIVE!!

  Does a blue crab bite or pinch? The front claws of a blue crab are very powerful and are used for defense and feeding. A blue crab’s mouth is a small triangle shaped opening. Blue crabs stuff… Read More

New Federal South Atlantic Fishing Regulations: Descending Device Required On-Board

Beginning July 15, all recreational, commercial, and for-hire vessels will be required to have a working descending device on-board and readily available when fishing for any of the fish in the snapper-grouper complex in federal waters of the… Read More

Polk County’s Invasive Amphibians (Webinar Opportunity)

Join UF/IFAS Extension Agent, Shannon Carnevale, to learn about cane toads and Cuban treefrogs. Invasive species, like cane toads and Cuban treefrogs, are species that (a) are nonnative to a specified geographic area, (b) were introduced by humans… Read More

New research examines how hurricanes impact inland waters

A hurricane is a devastating natural disaster. Loss of life and destruction of property are two things most people think of in the aftermath of a hurricane. New UF/IFAS-led research focuses on how hurricanes impact some inland waters…. Read More