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Category: Conservation

Fish of Florida: Atlantic Tripletail (Lobotes surinamensis) Species Profile

Atlantic Tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis Florida State Record: 40 lbs 13 oz, Ft. Pierce 1998 IGFA World Record: 42 lbs 5 oz, South Africa 1989 For most current tripletail regulations in the Florida please check out this FWC page, for Gulf… Read More

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We need to hear from you!    Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about our Florida-Friendly Landscaping outreach. Click the following Qualtrics link to participate in a brief anonymous survey. LINK: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9zNZnEd2ZAnx9s2     Why… Read More

Sharing spaces. Building communities.

Interested in learning how to share space in your community for fun projects like composting and gardening? We can help. We’re hosting the “Shared Spaces: Community Gardens and Composting” workshop Oct. 26. This free, in-person event at Bee… Read More

New FWC draft rule will allow for harvest of Goliath grouper

By Ana Zangroniz and Angela Collins, Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent, Manatee County The October 6th meeting of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) ended with a new draft proposed rule: the permission for a limited harvest… Read More

Ways to BEE in our community

Interested in connecting with your local community and BEEing more environmentally friendly? Keen on supporting pollinators or tapping into some of our many Extension resources on gardening or sustainability? Read on for ways to “BEE” connected on these… Read More

UF Study: Where brown anoles invade, native green anoles reach new heights

Green anole lizards used to be a common sight in much of the southeastern United States, but in places like Florida, people are now more likely to encounter the invasive brown anole, especially in urban areas. A UF… Read More

Arachnophobia and Florida Residents

The Other Florida Residents Generally, Florida residents are pretty hardy souls. For instance, early settlers required a healthy fear of bears. Florida Black Bears lived throughout the state at that time and were of great concern for anyone… Read More

Wild Sarasota Spotlight: comBATting bat myths

Swooping through the night sky, many people are quick to decry bats as blood suckers, rabies vectors, and a general nuisance. However, these miraculous flying mammals pose little risk to humans and are actually essential in managing our… Read More