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NISAW 2016 – Tiger Prawn (Penaeus monodon) “Lions in the Gulf and Tigers in the Bay”


February 25, 2016

  Giant Tiger Prawn (Penaeus monodon): This catchy phrase coined by Robert Turpin (Escambia County Marine Resources Division) describes a recent invader to our marine waters in the past decade. Many coastal residents are aware of ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Aquaculture, Fisheries, Invasive, Invasive Species, Invasives, Lend A Hand, Mariculture, NISAW, NISAW2016, Panhandle Outdoors, Prawn, Sea Life, Seafood, Shrimp, Shrimping, Tiger Prawn

NISAW 2016 – Controlling Weeds in Your Pond: Water Hyacinth


February 24, 2016

Libbie Johnson UF IFAS Escambia County Extension Northwest Florida can be a pond owner’s paradise. There is usually enough rainfall to keep ponds filled, catfish, bass, and brim are well adapted to the environmental conditions, and there is ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Aquatic Weed Control, Hyacinth, Invasive, Invasive Species, Invasives, Lend A Hand, NISAW, NISAW2016, Panhandle Outdoors, Pond Management, Waterfronts, Wildlife

NISAW 2016 – Beach Vitex in the Florida Panhandle


February 23, 2016

In 2013 we began writing about a potential invasive plant in the Florida panhandle called Beach Vitex (Vitex rotundifolia). The first record we knew of was reported from Pensacola Beach and was posted on EDDmaps.org. According to this website ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Beach Vitex, Exotic Species, Invasive, Invasive Control, Invasive Of The Day, Invasive Species, Invasives, Lend A Hand, NISAW2016, Panhandle Outdoors, Plants, Sustainable Living

NISAW 2016 – An Update on the Lionfish Situation in the Panhandle


February 21, 2016

Lionfish (Pterois volitans):   An Update on the Lionfish Situation in the Panhandle In the past couple of years, we have posted articles about the lionfish during NISAW week. A question we hear more now is – “how is lionfish management ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Invasive, Invasive Control, Invasive Management, Invasive Of The Day, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Of The Day, Invasives, Lend A Hand, Lionfish, NISAW, NISAW2016, Northwest Florida, Panhandle, Panhandle Outdoors

Invasive Species of the Day: Cuban Tree Frog and Hydrilla


February 28, 2015

Cuban Treefrog (Osteopilus septentrionalis): The Cuban Treefrog: was introduced into Florida as a stowaway on vehicles and plants in the 1920’s. As of 2013, breeding populations have been recorded as far north as Georgia. Cuban Treefrogs ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Aquatic Weed, Cuban Tree Frog, Environmental Education, Habitat Conservation, Hydrilla, Invasive, Invasive Management, Invasive Species Of The Day, Invasives, Land Management, NISAW2015, Panhandle Outdoors, Plants, Urban Wildlife, Watershed, Wildlife

2013 Lionfish Summit; update on FWC meeting in Cocoa Beach


November 22, 2013

It seems everyone in the Panhandle is talking about the invasive lionfish. This non-native member of the scorpionfish family was first seen in U.S. waters in 1989 near Ft. Lauderdale. Over the last two decades, much has been learned about the ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Artificial Reef, Curiosities, Diving, Environmental Education, Fisheries, Fishing, Invasive, Invasives, Lionfish, Panhandle Outdoors, Wildlife

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