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Category: Natural Resources

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

Bay County Reefs two F101 Fighter Jets

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Valerie Sale Public Information Officer Phone: (850) 248-8170 Cell: (850) 814-6122 vsale@baycountyfl.gov UPDATE: Bay County deployment of jets rescheduled for Friday F101 Voodoos, prefabricated modules to be placed along… Read More

Manatees: Wakulla Springs Most Interesting Guests!

Check into the lodge at Wakulla Springs State park on a crisp cool evening and you are immediately greeted with the warmth of an open hearth fireplace and the security of stone walls radiating comfort and solace. These… Read More