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Now is a great time to clean your purple martin birdhouses!


October 25, 2021

Purple martins are the largest swallows in North America and are known for their aerial acrobatics and the glossy purple feathers adoring the males of this species. Purples martins are migratory and arrive in Collier County in early February. ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Wildlife
Tags: Artifical Nest, Bird Hotels, Collier County, Conservation, Hamutahl Cohen, Migratory Birds, Ornithology, Purple Martin, Swfl Birds

Fish of Florida: Atlantic Tripletail (Lobotes surinamensis) Species Profile


October 14, 2021

Atlantic Tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis Florida State Record: 40 lbs 13 oz, Ft. Pierce 1998 IGFA World Record: 42 lbs 5 oz, South Africa 1989 For most current tripletail regulations in the Florida please check out this FWC page, for Gulf ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Atlantic Tripletail, Buoy, Buoyfish, Crab Pot, Debris, Eddyfish, Fillet, Fish, Fish Facts, Fish Fillet Friday, Fish Of Florida, Fishing, Fishing Guide, FWC, How To, How To Fillet, Igfa, Lobotes Surinamensis, Marine Debris, Regulations, Sea Grant, Seafood, Species Profile, Stonecrab, Sustainability, Tripletail

Living and Working Safely In The Florida Sun!


July 21, 2021

This piece was written by Dr. Lindsey Warner and I stumbled upon the article while checking out the UF Lakewatch Program's awesome newsletter! The sun safety info included was one of the most comprehensive and easy to read summaries I've read ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Coasts & Marine, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Atlantic Ocean, Beach, Boating, Cancer, Carcinoma, Diving, Fishing, Gulf Of Mexico, Heat, Heat Stroke, Keys, Lobster Season, Melanoma, Mini Season, Ocean, Safety, Scallop, Scallop Season, Scalloping, Sea Grant, Skin Cancer, SPF, Squamous, Summer Vacation, Sun, Sunny, Sunscreen, UPF, UV, Water, Weather

The Mystery of the Missing Amorphophallus


July 15, 2021

What is Amorphophallus paeoniifolius? A novelty plant in Southwest Florida, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (A. paeoniifolius) is a favorite of eclectic plant collecting gardeners. Examples of common names are Elephant Foot Yam, Sweet Yam, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Conservation, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Collier County Extension, Farm Business, Food Business, Landscape, Master Gardener, Stinky Flowers, Sustainability, Unusual Plants

Fish of Florida: Yellowtail Snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus) Species Profile


June 29, 2021

Yellowtail Snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus Florida State Record: 10 lbs 3 oz, Ft. Myers 2015 IGFA World Record: 11 lbs 0 oz, Bermuda 2004 For most current yellowtail snapper regulations please check out this FWC page, Gulf Council Fisheries ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Blackened Fish, Boating, Collier, Cook Your Catch, Deep Sea, Diving, Fillet, Fish, Fish Fillet Friday, Fish Fry, Fish Of Florida, Fisheries, Fishing, Freedive, Freelining, Freespooling, Fried Fish, FWC, How To, Jighead, Lee, Offshore, Paradise Coast, Reef, Regulation, Scuba, Sea Food, Sea Grant, Seasons, Snapper, Species Profile, Sustainable, SWFL, Yellow, Yellow Tail, Yellowtail, Yellowtail Snapper

Fish of Florida: Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus) Species Profile


June 28, 2021

Male Hogfish. Note the darker pigmentation on the face and steeper sloping head when compared to a female of this species. Hogfish, Lachnolaimus maximus Florida State Record: 19 lbs 8 oz, Daytona 1962 IGFA World Record: 21 lbs 15 oz, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Bahamas, Cuban Hogfish, Diving, Fillet, Fish Facts, Fish Fillet Friday, Fish Of Florida, Fishing, Florida, Freedive, Freediving, Fried Fish, FWC, Hog Fish, Hog Snapper, Hogfish, Hogsnapper, Pole Spear, Reef, Regulations, Scuba, Sea Grant, Seafood, Spanish Hogfish, Spearfishing, Species Profile

Fish of Florida: Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) Species Profile


June 4, 2021

Northern Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus Florida State Record: 46 lbs 8 oz, Destin 1985 IGFA World Record: 50 lbs 4 oz, Louisiana 1996 For most current red snapper regulations please check out this the FWC snapper page, Gulf Council Fisheries ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: American Red Snapper, ARS, Boating, Dinner, Diving, Fish, Fish Fillet Friday, Fish Of Florida, Fisheries, Fishing, FL Sea Grant, FWC, Growth, ID, Opening Day, Otolith, Red, Red Snapper, Regulations, Seafood, Season, Snapper, Snappers, Spearfishing, Sustainability

Summer Time Boating Safety Stats and Tips!


May 19, 2021

Florida leads the nation with many impressive statistics such as having the most IGFA fishing world records (925), being the state with most amount of coastline in the lower 48 (1,350 miles) and having more boats registered here than any other ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Events, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Accidents, Boating, Canal, Channel, Coast Guard, Collier, Collier County, Dive Flag, Diving, Dock, Education, Fishing, Fourth Of July, FWC, Life Jackets, Lobster Season, May, Memorial Day, Mini Season, Naples, Paradise Coast, PFD, Prevention, PWC, Safety, Sandbar, Scallop Season, Scuba, Sea Grant, Snorkeling, Summer, Swimming

Federally Permitted For-Hire Fishing Operations In Florida States Listen Up! A Quick Review of NOAA’s New Southeast For-Hire Electronic Reporting Program


December 23, 2020

Beginning January 2021, NOAA Fisheries is implementing a new reporting requirement for federally permitted South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico for-hire fishing vessels called the Southeast For- Hire Electronic Reporting Program. The official start ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Events, Home Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Angling, Boating, Charter, Charter Fishing, Electronic Reporting, FL Sea Grant, Florida, For-hire, FWC, Headboat, NOAA, Regulations, Reporting, Sea Grant, Seafood

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