I am going to end 2023 with an article on a project I hope to conduct in 2024. It will focus on insular cottonmouths and will focus on the western panhandle, though those in the eastern panhandle might be interested and could help. For obvious ... READ MORE
Based on an annual evaluation recent competed, and feedback from my advisory committee, water quality issues are the number one natural resource concern for those who follow my extension programs. It makes sense. Poor water quality can negatively ... READ MORE
We are getting close to the end of the year and here are the salinity numbers for the 3rd Quarter.
For those who have not been following this, we have trained volunteers to record the salinity at the surface near the shoreline around ... READ MORE
Marine invertebrate species are among the most diverse group of organisms on the planet. From giant squid and octopus with huge brains and mind-blowing camouflage capability to free-floating comb jellies, they are endlessly fascinating.
At ... READ MORE
Mark Twain once said – “Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.” A similar statement could be made about the Gulf Sturgeon – “Everyone talks about the Gulf sturgeon, but on one has actually seen one.” ... READ MORE
Diamondback terrapins are the only resident turtle within brackish water and estuarine systems. Their range extends from Massachusetts to Texas but, prior to 2005, their existence in the Florida panhandle was undocumented. The Panhandle ... READ MORE
Recently I was walking along the shore of Santa Rosa Sound near Park West searching for horseshoe crab nesting. I did not find any nesting activity, but the beach was covered with small comb jellies. These creatures reminded me of my childhood ... READ MORE
From the moment I joined Florida Sea Grant our community has been concerned with the number of health advisories issued in the Pensacola Bay area. Bayou Chico is our local BMAP waterway (Basin Management Action Plan) which ... READ MORE
For many who grew up in the Pensacola area October meant flounder gigging season. This once popular past time involved going out at night along the shores of Santa Rosa Sound with flounder lights and gigs seeking a local favorite flounder. ... READ MORE
Many scientists would agree that one of the countries’ number one water quality issues are excessive nutrients. Excessive nutrients can lead to algal blooms which in turn can reduce dissolved through the process of ... READ MORE