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Category: Coasts & Marine

Fish that hang out in surface waters

Surface waters provide a huge, but nearly featureless place for fish to live. In bottom waters there’s vegetation like seagrass and mangrove roots, there’s rock outcrops, oyster reefs, docks and pilings, and even artificial reefs. But up at… Read More

Resources for understanding blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms

Summer is here. Sunshine, high temperatures and drenching rains are what make Florida summers so spectacular. These environmental conditions can also favor spectacular algae blooms. Note: For a quick list of resources related to blue-green algae blooms, just… 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 and sea grass… Read More