Category: Coasts & Marine

One fish, two fish, where’s that huge fish? Collaborative efforts inform Goliath grouper management

Goliath grouper are one of Florida’s most iconic fish. Capable of reaching sizes greater than 7 feet in total length and weighing in at over 700 pounds, this fish is not afraid of much of anything. A reef… Read More

Loving the Florida Master Naturalist Program in Manatee County

Joining the Master Naturalist Training Program in Florida is a wonderful experience for Florida residents and visitors too.  The program introduces many facets of Florida ecology, fauna (our wonderful wildlife and some invasive species too), and flora (native… Read More

Sea Grapes are Protected, Sometimes….

Posted by: Michelle Atkinson, Environmental Horticulture Agent Let’s start with the legal stuff: The Florida Legislature recognized the importance of coastal plant species. Therefore Florida law states that no person, firm, corporation, or governmental agency shall damage or… Read More