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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

Six Simple Ideas for Dealing with Your Unwanted Exotic Pet


March 6, 2015

Now that we have completed National Invasive Species Awareness Week many readers have learned what NOT to do with their unwanted exotic pets… but what DO you do with them? Here are six simple suggestions for you to consider. Many professional ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Environmental Education, Exotic Pet, Exotic Species, Fighting Panhandle Invasives, Habitat Conservation, Invasive Control, Invasives, Lend A Hand, Panhandle Outdoors, Pet, Stewardship, Urban Wildlife, Wildlife

Diamonds in the Marsh


December 5, 2012

It is hard to say one turtle is more beautiful than another but this is one beautiful turtle! The diamondback terrapin is the only brackish water turtle in the United States. These turtles can be easily distinguished from other species by ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Brackish Turtle, BRD, Bycatch Reduction Device, Crab Trap, Curiosities, Diamondback Terrapin, Habitat Conservation, Lend A Hand, Panhandle, Panhandle Outdoors, Research, Sea Life, Wildlife

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