Five tiger shrimp captured by shrimpers in Pensacola Bay. Giant Tiger Prawn (Penaeus monodon): This catchy phrase coined by Robert Turpin (Escambia County Marine Resources Division) describes a recent invader to our marine waters in ... READ MORE
In 2014, five Extension agents involved with www.naturallyescarosa.com launched the first Gulf Coast Agritourism & Ecotourism Business Development Conference. Over sixty business owners and members of the hospitality industry met to discuss ... READ MORE
Yep, but do not get to alarmed just yet… it is not the same species as the famous one from Australia. That said… who is this new invader to our waters and is it of concern? This Four-handed box jelly was found near NAS Pensacola in 2015.Photo: ... READ MORE
After the recent report of a fatality due to the Vibrio bacteria near Tampa many locals have become concerned about their safety when entering the Gulf of Mexico this time of year. So what are the risks and how do you protect yourself? ... READ MORE
What is the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone you ask? Well…it’s a layer of hypoxic water (low in dissolved oxygen) on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. It was first detected in the 1970’s but reached its peak in size in the 1990’s. The low levels ... READ MORE
Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director
There are many species of the animal kingdom known to use tools. To humans, this is a sign of intelligence, at least to some degree.
While hermit crabs may not be considered a ... READ MORE
This catchy phrase coined by Robert Turpin (Escambia County Marine Resources Division) describes the new invader to our marine waters. Many coastal residents are aware of the invasive lionfish that has invaded our local reefs but few have probably ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Extension Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and Naturally EscaRosa would like to invite agritour and ecotour providers to the 2014 Agri/Eco-tourism Business Development Conference on November 5-6, 2014. The conference is geared for ... READ MORE
Oyster Boats on Apalachicola Bay: Photo by Erik Lovestrand, UF/IFAS Franklin County Extension Director
A notice has been issued by the California Dept. of Public Health dated June 27 that is seeking public comment on a proposed rule change ... READ MORE
Gulf of Mexico Research Plan Interim Report
You can provide input to numerous groups around the Gulf of Mexico that are developing regional science and restoration plans or funding Gulf research through a single survey.
This survey is ... READ MORE