Tag: sea turtles

Kids explore a sea turtle’s world in new children’s book by UF faculty

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida educator Maia McGuire has at least one tried-and-true way to get kids interested in science: big, recognizableanimals that spark a child’s imagination and curiosity. McGuire, a Florida Sea Grant agent with the… Read More

Night Lighting: Become Wildlife Friendly

Many of you have heard this before – artificial lighting on the beach is bad for sea turtles – so this article is nothing new. However, this article will expand to discuss the problem with night lighting in… Read More

Plastic in My Toothpaste?!

I didn’t use this title just to catch your attention; I used this title because it’s true. Some toothpaste products actually contain tiny pieces of plastic. Often the “stuff” that makes your toothpaste look pretty is really plastic… Read More

Salty Topics Emerald Coast Series: Sea Turtles of the Emeald Coast

The University of Florida IFAS Extension & Florida Sea Grant program of Okaloosa/Walton Counties invites you to join us on April 28th at 5:00 PM for our Salty Topics Emerald Coast Series “Sea Turtles of the Emerald Coast.” … Read More

Salty Topics Emerald Coast: Marine Debris Removal for Coastal Habitat Restoration

The University of Florida IFAS Extension & Florida Sea Grant program of Okaloosa/Walton Counties invites you to join us on Mar 11th, 11:00 AM for our Salty Topics Emerald Coast Series “Marine Debris Removal for Coastal Habitat Restoration.” This free seminar… 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