By Adia Sovie, PhD student, Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Dept.
On islands throughout the Southern Ocean king penguins inhabit bare and windswept beaches. Contrasted next to the gray cobbles and brown-green patches of hardy grass the ... READ MORE
Most coastal residents along the panhandle are aware of the invasive lionfish and the potential impacts they could have on local fisheries and ecosystems. Since they were first detected in this area in 2010, there have been tournaments, workshops, ... READ MORE
By Les Harrison
Wakulla County Extension Director
Kermit the Frog, Muppet philosopher and foil for Miss Piggy, has been quoted as saying, “It hard to be green.” It does not take much imagination to appreciate the potential multiple meanings ... READ MORE
This close-up photo of a Seminole bat and her two pups exhibits their furry, mammalian traits. Photo credit: Carrie Stevenson, UF IFAS Extension As we enter Halloween season, one of the most popular images of this spooky time of year is that ... READ MORE
Recently I attended a conference that included a series of talks at the University of Florida’s Whitney Marine Lab. One of the talks was presented by the director of the lab, Dr. Mark Martindale, who discussed the history and mission of the ... READ MORE
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, the UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Santa Fe College have teamed up to manage the Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory, an off-shore facility in the Cedar Keys National ... READ MORE
By Wes Boone, PhD student, Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Dept.
Madagascar is a land of endemism and anthropogenic destruction. In the ~88 million years since Madagascar separated from the Indian sub-continent, both plants and animals ... READ MORE
I always enjoy being outdoors and watching butterflies and hummingbirds as we move into late summer and fall.
Fall is the peak season for butterflies in the Florida Panhandle and there are a surprising number of hummingbirds that migrate to ... READ MORE
Both African and Asian elephants are in danger of becoming extinct. Latest surveys report that wild populations of African elephants are much lower than anticipated. With current rates of poaching, some estimates have elephants going extinct ... READ MORE