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Taking a New Path: Junior Water Academy


June 4, 2021

(This blog post is first in a series recounting a summer internship opportunity for the author. Collaborating with Martin County 4-H Youth Development and Florida Sea Grant extension agents, this account provides a unique perspective on the ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Curriculum, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: 4-H, Conservation, Florida Sea Grant, IFASwater, Indian River Lagoon, Martin County, St. Lucie River, Youth Development

Fish of Florida: Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) Species Profile


June 4, 2021

Northern Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus Florida State Record: 46 lbs 8 oz, Destin 1985 IGFA World Record: 50 lbs 4 oz, Louisiana 1996 For most current red snapper regulations please check out this the FWC snapper page, Gulf Council Fisheries ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: American Red Snapper, ARS, Boating, Dinner, Diving, Fish, Fish Fillet Friday, Fish Of Florida, Fisheries, Fishing, FL Sea Grant, FWC, Growth, Id, Opening Day, Otolith, Red Snapper, Red…, Regulations, Seafood, Season, Snapper, Snappers, Spearfishing, Sustainability

Sea Turtles in Florida


June 3, 2021

Seven species of sea turtles swim in all of the world's oceans except for the polar seas. Their adult lives at sea remain relatively unknown, but different species of sea turtles venture to shallow seagrass meadows while others dive to depths ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Nesting, Sand Castle, Sea Turtle

2021 Annual Recreational Scalloping Seminar Gone Virtual


June 2, 2021

Join us to learn more about recreational scalloping in Florida virtually! Don’t miss out! During these online events, biologists from the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute will provide updates about the scallop populations in the area ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Recreational Fishing, Scallops, Summertime Fun

Summer Time Boating Safety Stats and Tips!


May 19, 2021

Florida leads the nation with many impressive statistics such as having the most IGFA fishing world records (925), being the state with most amount of coastline in the lower 48 (1,350 miles) and having more boats registered here than any other ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Events, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Accidents, Boating, Canal, Channel, Coast Guard, Collier, Collier County, Dive Flag, Diving, Dock, Education, Fishing, Fourth Of July, FWC, Life Jackets, Lobster Season, May…, Memorial Day, Mini Season, Naples, Paradise Coast, PFD, Prevention, PWC, Safety, Sandbar, Scallop Season, Scuba, Sea Grant, Snorkeling…, Summer, Swimming
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Study: Hook designed to help fish survive catch and release shows promise


May 19, 2021

Catch and release practices can help conserve fish populations but they do not guarantee the fish will survive, as handling and air exposure can have negative health impacts and cause mortality Scientists have developed a new fishhook ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Holden Harris, Micheal Allen, Nature Coast Biological Station, News

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