Category: Wildlife

Horseshoe Crabs

By Shelly Krueger, Florida Sea Grant Agent, Monroe County IFAS Extension When I see a horseshoe crab I feel transported back in time.  Horseshoe crabs roamed the continental shelves of the primordial seas 200 million years before dinosaurs… Read More

Tunicates (aka Sea Squirts)

Holly Abeels, Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent Tunicates are found throughout the Indian River Lagoon growing attached to mangrove roots, pilings, oyster reefs, and any hard substance they can find every spring and into the summer. They are… Read More

IGUANA BE GONNA?

According to the UF/IFAS publication by W. H. Kern, Jr., Assistant Professor “Dealing with Iguanas in South Florida“ http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/IN/IN52800.pdf The best measures for iguanas are tolerance, exclusion, and habitat modification. Tolerance Many people enjoy sharing their living space… Read More