At their December 2021 meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) passed two rulings designed to enhance the conservation of diamondback terrapins, a small estuarine turtle.
As of March 1, 2022, no one can possess ... READ MORE
No one species has altered the land, sea, and sky – as well as decreased the overall biodiversity of the planet in such as short time as has Homo sapien. Since we have arrived on this planet we have slowly dispersed across ... READ MORE
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection sent the following information Jan. 31 regarding a grant program for beach restoration projects resulting from Hurricane Ian and/or Hurricane Nicole damages:
For Immediate Release: Jan. ... READ MORE
The definition of an invasive species used by the University of Florida IFAS has three parts.
It is not native to the area.
Was brought to the area by humans; either intentionally or accidentally.
Is causing an environmental or economic ... READ MORE
The land of the wet and muddy – that’s what lot of folks call the salt marsh. If you have ever experienced walking through one you know why they call it that. Salt marshes are wetlands that are dominated by grasses and are partially ... READ MORE
Written by Adam Searles, a Ph.D. student in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment
The Nature Coast Biological Station has facilitated a plethora of field- and classroom-based opportunities for students at UF. A highlight of ... READ MORE
41st Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival: The Cortez Kind are Getting Ready to Party with a Purpose!
Every February for the past four decades, people have gathered in one of Florida’s last true fishing villages to celebrate the cultural ... READ MORE
The Nature Coast Currents webinar series aims to communicate and catalog research happening along Florida's Nature Coast. In 2022-2023, the series focuses especially along the southern portion encompassed by the Nature ... READ MORE
In 2017 researchers from Auburn University published a paper looking at the impact of development in Baldwin County on the streams that feed the lower Perdido Bay system. In this study they also included streams from the Florida side of Perdido ... READ MORE
For some the forest is a scary place; for some it is a magical one; and for others it is spiritual. For wildlife it is a popular place. There are many places to shelter and plenty of food. Though the forest of our barrier islands is not ... READ MORE