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UF scientists discover how a native fish prevents the establishment of a globally invasive species

RUSKIN, Fla. — In the battle of mosquitofish against guppies, University of Florida scientists found that the native mosquitofish won, and that’s good for our ecosystems. Invasive species are one of the greatest threats to biodiversity as they… Read More

Are Your Trees Ready for the Hurricane Season?

Hurricane season started on June 1st. Are you sure your trees are in good shape? When was the last time you pruned them? How does the root system look? Do they have any broken or dead branches? How… Read More

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is Approaching! Here three ideas to help prevent financial abuse in senior adults.

Help prevent financial fraud abuse in senior adults. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse,  90% of financial fraud in senior adults is caused by family members or people who know the senior adult well. Sadly, senior… Read More

What are IC3 and IC3.Gov?

Scammers are doubling their efforts to scam people out of their money and personal information. According to the Federal Trade Commission site, scammers are doubling their efforts to scam people out of their money and personal information.  As… Read More

Fish Kills and Strandings in Biscayne Bay

Following reports of fish kills in Biscayne Bay earlier this week, this morning the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station reported a strange sight: a large aggregation of Atlantic stingrays along the shallow edge of the bank on the north… Read More

Happy National Lighthouse Day

On August 7, 1789, Congress approved an Act for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers (lighthousefoundation.org). Two hundred years later, Congress passed a resolution designating August 7th National Lighthouse Day. Why is this… Read More

Virus throttles Florida’s lucrative ornamental plant industry (Interview)

How is COVID-19 pandemic affecting the ornamental plant industry in Florida? Follow this interview by AFP news to a nursery grower and UF/IFAS Extension expert in Miami-Dade County By AFP. The palm trees that line many US boulevards,… Read More