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Category: Coasts & Marine

Northern Gulf Salt Marshes: Vital for Many Reasons

Different plant zones are plainly visible here between cordgrass and needlerush patches.

Franklin County is fortunate to have an abundance of salt marshes fringing our coastal environs. Although this habitat may not receive the appreciation it deserves by those seeking a white-sandy beach, it is intricately linked… Read More

Neither A Sea Turtle nor a River Cooter: Our Special Coastal Terrapin

Most residents of our area have never encountered this beautiful aquatic reptile the Diamondback Coastal Terrapin. Population numbers are small, and they live in a very narrow band of habitat where our coastal salt marshes… Read More

A Rough 2018 for Mid-Florida Panhandle Seafood Industry: Post- Hurricane Michael

13 mile seafood house totally destroyed after Hurricane Michael

It will be a long time before the memories of Hurricane Michael fade in the mind’s eye of many seafood workers in the Mid-Florida Panhandle. Most people have been made aware of how destructive the… Read More