It’s spooky season, and we want to get you in the mood with some ghosts, goblins, and Halloween… crabs? Organisms are often named for something else they resemble, and that is especially true for marine creatures. Whether they are named ... READ MORE
Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent/CED Lorna Bravo
What is the UF/IFAS Extension Summer Internship Program?
The summer internship program is a collaboration between the Florida Cooperative Extension Service and ... READ MORE
Echinoderm means “spiny skin” and some members of this phylum are very spiny. The sea urchin is almost like a round shaped roaming cactus on the seafloor. Many think the spines are venomous, and some are, but not all. Though it is not ... READ MORE
The crustaceans belong to the most successful group of animals on the planet – the arthropods. The phylum Arthropoda has an estimated 800,000 species, some say almost one million, which equates to about 90% of all animals on the planet. ... READ MORE
Based on diversity and species richness, at 80,000 species (maybe more) mollusk are one of the most successful animal phyla on the planet. These creatures are bilateral/coelomates meaning they have a distinct head region and a coelomic cavity. ... READ MORE
There are an estimated 2 million species of animals on our planet. 1.3 million (65%) are invertebrates – animals that lack backbones – 1 million (50%) are insects. These animals cover all parts of the Earth. From the coldest mountain ... READ MORE
2019 is almost gone; where did the time go? I should have seen this coming! After all, holiday decorations started popping up in stores in October… or was it September? I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking much too soon. But, did you know ... READ MORE
With the exception of humans, and our spayed and neutered pet friends, survival and passing on genes through reproduction are all encompassing for the remainder of the animal kingdom, the marine environment included. Marine organisms have a ... READ MORE
By: Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director
Tropical Storm Debby brought much needed rain to Wakulla County and the Big Bend region. Many, but not all, pastures, paddocks and hayfields have absorbed the moisture.
Scattered ... READ MORE