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Category: Recreation

NCBS Intern Report: Fisheries Independent Monitoring – Marine Research

Written by 2019 Summer Intern Shea Husband, with host Caleb Purtlebaugh from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission   Introduction My name is Shea Husband and this summer I worked with Florida Fish and Wildlife’s Fisheries Independent Monitoring… Read More

Meet the bivalves

Bivalves are mollusks that have a two-part hinged shell which hides the soft-bodied animal inside. Clams, oysters, scallops and mussels are all considered bivalves. Let’s take a closer look at a couple. Bay Scallop Bay scallops (Argopecten irradians)… Read More

Economic Impact of the Florida Horse Industry

Marion County is notably the Horse Capital of The World, and even as a state, Florida is ranked among the highest in terms of equine numbers. Check out the economic impact of the equine industry in Florida. This… Read More

Ranching: It’s Not Just about the Beef

Cattle ranching has been a pillar in the American community since its founding, but ranching isn’t just about the beef. Nearly 620,000 ranching operations occupy 337 million acres in the US Cattle pastures account for every 1 in… Read More

Battling Invasive Plants Good Investment, but More Funding Needed, Study Finds

For decades, Florida communities have battled invasive plants on land and water. These plants disrupt native ecosystems and livelihoods, and more arrive each year. Now a new study from the University of Florida and The Nature Conservancy shows… Read More