Sea turtle nesting season in Flagler and Volusia Counties spans from May 1 to October 31. As we start to see more nests marked off on the beach, your best bet will be that they belong to a loggerhead sea turtle. Florida is the epicenter of ... READ MORE
June 8 is World Ocean Day! The UN officially recognized World Ocean Day in 2008 to cultivate public interest in the protection of our oceans. I hope you celebrate by spending some time near the ocean and by learning more about the importance ... READ MORE
This piece was written by Dr. Lindsey Warner and I stumbled upon the article while checking out the UF Lakewatch Program's awesome newsletter! The sun safety info included was one of the most comprehensive and easy to read summaries I've read ... READ MORE
What is the Explore Your World backpack?
The Explore Your World backpack kit is one of three backpacks designed by UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County in partnership with Sarasota County Libraries. It is designed to help explorers of all ... READ MORE
I always enjoy looking for sea beans when I am walking on the beach. What are sea beans? This name is used for a group of seeds that float in water. Many of the plants that produce these seeds grow in tropical or sub-tropical areas. Many grow ... READ MORE
Recently, beachgoers may have noticed fairly large (eight to ten-inch diameter), brownish, rubbery jellyfish washed up on the shore. This is not a rare occurrence. However, somewhat like the sea butterflies that I wrote about last summer, the ... READ MORE