Queen Conch (current scientific name Alger gigas, formerly Strombus gigas) is such an iconic animal in the Florida Keys that local born residents are called “conchs,” especially those living near Key West, Florida. Most locals have ... READ MORE
The Gulf of Mexico is the ninth largest body of water in the world and is home to a huge variety of marine life. This marine life includes more than 1,443 finfish species, 51 shark species, and 42 ray/skate species as well as many, many others.
Some ... READ MORE
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is the agency responsible for evaluating the status of scallop populations in Florida's Gulf of Mexico waters. FWC uses pre-season counts to estimate the size of the harvestable population. ... READ MORE
Sarasota County has a long history of commitments to sustainability for both its own operations and the community. Twenty years ago, Sarasota County formed the Sustainability Program to implement changes and improvements for a more sustainable ... READ MORE
Traditionally the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) have evaluated the status of scallop populations in Florida Gulf of Mexico waters. Specially through the pre-season counts to estimate the size of the harvestable population. ... READ MORE
Last year we needed someone fluent in USDA-speak and nimble enough to juggle 26 side conversations simultaneously. Fortunately, we already employed her.
Meri Nantz works in Food Science and Human Nutrition as a research administrator ... READ MORE
Introduction to financial assistance program for all farm and forestry operations will be Offered Dec 13th, 2022 at the NFREC-SV for Suwannee all surrounding counties
Financial Assistance Expo flyer
Who do farm and forestry producers go ... READ MORE
What is that!?
Wondering about the green caterpillar you found nestled in your broccoli or the manylegged creature crawling up your pants leg? Learn all about it in the Featured Creatures collection on Ask IFAS!
Creatures with Stories
UF/IFAS's ... READ MORE
For plants to be healthy and grow they must use sunlight to produce foods from carbon dioxide and water. This process called photosynthesis involves the plant drawing up water from roots, and leaves taking in CO2 from the air and trapping ... READ MORE
The University of Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released 30 tagged snook in Pasco and Hernando counties. Each fish has an internal acoustic tag that communicates its unique ID onto a receiver and an external ... READ MORE