About Hunter Safety
I've taught hunter safety for the Florida Fish and Wildlife and Conservation Commission (FWC) since 2008. In the class I teach, which is the online completion class, we review safety, laws, and regulations, and significant ... READ MORE
Written by 2023 UF/IFAS NCBS Undergraduate Intern Thaleia Roda
This summer, I had the pleasure of being the Nature Coast Biological Station’s (NCBS) Coastal Ecology Intern under Dr. Mike Allen. Since I was stationed at NCBS, I became ... READ MORE
The introduction of spectacled caimans into Florida, reported as early as the 1950s, has impacted the biodiversity of native wildlife in some of the most sensitive areas of the Florida Everglades.
A University of Florida study, ... READ MORE
Written by Ashley McDonald, UF/IFAS NCBS Research Scientist
The Suwannee River system was targeted this past winter by biologists in electrofishing boats to study a new addition to the local fish community, the recently ... READ MORE
At their December 2021 meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) passed two rulings designed to enhance the conservation of diamondback terrapins, a small estuarine turtle.
As of March 1, 2022, no one can possess ... READ MORE
It's 2023 and along with those New Year's resolutions, put becoming a better steward of Florida's marine environments and fisheries near top of your list!
Florida is the fishing capital of the world with over 4 million unique fishing license ... READ MORE
Hurricane Ian’s impact on Florida’s coast lingers, even weeks after the storm’s passing, leaving questions about derelict vessels, water quality and more. Florida Sea Grant UF/IFAS Extension agents and other experts answer commonly asked ... READ MORE
What is Florida Friendly Angler?
Florida Friendly Angler is a free, online course open to anyone, especially anglers looking to up their game! The course teaches skills and practices that help fish and the environment, a win-win for our ... READ MORE
Written by Jordan Bajema, Ph.D. Student, School of Natural Resources and Environment. Advisor: Will Patterson.
Anglers along the Nature Coast may have noticed a new species in town the last few years, the Common Snook. This iconic Florida ... READ MORE