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UF/IFAS scientists to shed light on aquatic symbiosis with a squid

MERRIT ISLAND, Fla. – The Hawaiian bobtail squid is a glowing example of aquatic symbiosis. It stands out as a unique cephalopod that lives with a light organ run by a luminescent bacterium, or microbes.  The bacterium allows… Read More

Summer 2020 Internship Q&A

Several College of Agricultural and Life Sciences students completed internships during the summer of 2020. The second student to be highlighted is Jarrett Douglas, an undergraduate animal sciences student. During this summer, Jarrett interned with Aviagen, a primary… Read More

4-H Virtual Open House September 8 and 10, 2020 at 7 pm

For families and 4-H, August means back-to-school time.  The new 4-H program year begins on September 1. A Virtual Beginning in September Throughout Florida, Extension faculty have been working with program volunteers to develop plans for safely offering… Read More

FFWCC awards UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant $92K to create communication plan alerting public of expected Florida red tide events

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Harmful algal blooms (HABs) of the toxin-producing dinoflagellate Karenia brevis occur regularly within the Gulf of Mexico. Despite the frequency of these red tide events and the amount of publicly available information, there persists… Read More

Pest Management in Deer Farming: First Steps Toward Best Practices

Deer on farms may be kept in pens (left) or free roaming (right). Penned deer are typically high-value animals that are used for breeding, whereas free-roaming deer are more often used to provide hunting opportunities. (Photos courtesy of… Read More

Research Update: Anatolian & Arabian Honey Bees

The UF/IFAS Honey Bee Laboratory has collaborated on research that led to two 2020 publications on different honey bee subspecies. Below are summaries of the research and links to the full publications. Apis mellifera anatoliaca – the Anatolian… Read More

Fresh from Florida Coastal Recipe of the Month

FLORIDA COASTAL SEAFOOD FAVORITES             Florida Steamed Clams Nothing says DELICIOUS like Fresh from Florida!   INGREDIENTS 2 dozen Florida clams in-the-shell 1 cup dry sherry 1/2 cup green onions, chopped 2 teaspoons… Read More

What Goes Up Comes DOWN! Alternatives to Helium Balloons

By Ana Zangroniz, Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent & Leanne Hauptman, Miami-Dade County Sea Turtle Conservation Program Now that sea turtle nesting season is in full swing, the Miami-Dade County Sea Turtle Conservation Program staff have their hands… Read More