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Category: Wildlife

University of Florida Researchers Boost Ornamental Aquaculture

In Florida, the most valuable sector of aquaculture is providing ornamental fish, plants and invertebrates for the aquarium industry. About 90 percent of freshwater ornamental fish are produced in captivity however only a few marine species are currently… Read More

During the outbreak be like a gopher tortoise, stay in your burrow

Gopher Tortoises Spend Eighty Percent of Their Time in Burrows You may have been driving down a road in the middle of nowhere Florida and noticed a large tortoise crossing. It most likely was a gopher tortoise (Gopherus… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping – Scavenger Hunt Activity!

The 9 Principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping​ (FFL) can help protect our water, create beautiful neighborhoods, and support awesome wildlife! The FFL Program is all about: putting the “right plants” in the “right place” giving them the right care… Read More

Florida manatees: a winter vacation in the springs

As warmer weather arrives, manatees prepare to leave their winter shelter in the Florida springs. Learn why manatees spend winter in the springs and get tips to keep manatees safe with a UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant expert…. Read More

Inshore Fishing Is Hot In SWFL But Remember To Check The Regulations!

A friendly reminder as anglers may have some extra fishing time that there has been a change in inshore fishing regulations. Snook, red drum and spotted seatrout are closed to harvest from Gordon’s pass North to Pasco county… Read More

UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension NOTICE

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion,… Read More

Manasota Regional Envirothon 2020

At the annual Manasota Regional Envirothon held in early February, over 120 students representing nine Manatee and Sarasota county high schools, competed at Oscar Scherer State Park in Osprey. The Envirothon is an outdoor environmental team competition for… Read More