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Category: Natural Resources

Bacteria at the Beach

The threat of bacteria in coastal waters can be scary and a challenge to understand. Here is information that helps clarify the threat to beach visitors and recreational users of marine waters. This is a good opportunity to… Read More

NISAW 2016 – Working together to remove Giant Salvinia (Salvinia molesta) from Northwest Florida

    Matthew Phillips and Scott Jackson – UF/IFAS Extension and Research works with many partners supporting invasive species management actions and strategies across Florida. One key partner is the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conserva­tion Commission (FWC), Invasive… Read More

NEW volunteer days for West Bay Oyster Reef Habitat Restoration with FWC

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and partners are grateful for such wonderful volunteer assistance in this effort. Please continue to support us by coming out to one of the upcoming events listed below. With your help, we can… Read More

Shark Safety Tips

Shark Safety Tips UF/IFAS Extension – Florida Sea Grant By L. Scott Jackson (Bay County) and Rick O’Connor (Escambia County) Recently, two teens were victims of unusual shark attacks in North Carolina. The two attacks occurred within minutes… Read More

Invasive Species of the Day: Tiger Prawn and Climbing Ferns

Giant Tiger Prawn (Penaeus monodon): Giant Tiger Prawn: This large shrimp, also known as the Asian Tiger Shrimp and the Black Tiger Shrimp, can reach lengths between 8-12 inches.  It resembles are native edible penaeid shrimp but differs in… Read More

2015 Florida Artificial Reef Summit – Live Broadcast Jan 13 – 16 from Clearwater Beach, FL

2015 Florida Artificial Reef Summit January 13-16, 2015 Clearwater Beach Marriott on Sand Key Clearwater Beach, Fla. Florida has one of the most active artificial reef programs in the nation. The Florida Artificial Reef Summit has become a… Read More