In Florida, this year’s sea turtle nesting numbers were record-breaking! 2023 state-wide statistics from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) counted 133,941 loggerhead sea turtle nests. This is 30,000 nests more than average ... READ MORE
Sea turtles are among the most majestic creatures on our planet. With their gentle nature and graceful movements, they have captivated people for centuries. However, these incredible sea dwellers are facing numerous threats that endanger ... READ MORE
The mission of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is to promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Florida's natural world among Florida's citizens and visitors. We’re highlighting graduates of the Florida Master Naturalist ... READ MORE
About this Habitat Evaluation Course
The UF/ IFAS Extension offices in Indian River and St. Lucie Counties are pleased to announce the upcoming Florida Master Naturalist Program Habitat Evaluation hybrid steward course which starts June 14, ... READ MORE
I am blogging about the great opportunity I had during my summer internship shadowing scientists and blogging about the experiences. My name is Sean M. and I was born and raised in coastal SE Florida. I am currently a senior ... READ MORE
My name is Sean M. and I was born and raised in coastal SE Florida. I am currently a senior at the University of Florida studying Forest Resources and Conservation with a specialization in Protected Areas Management. I was informed ... READ MORE
Why are balloons a problem?
Did you know Florida's protected sea turtles can mistake balloons on the beach and in the ocean for jellyfish? Please remember to properly dispose of your balloons and other trash on the beach.
The problem with ... READ MORE
The Florida Master Naturalist Program's 20th Anniversary Celebrations continue in St. Lucie County with a permitted sea turtle night walk. This event took place on July 13, 2021 and was hosted by Ecological Associates Inc of Jensen Beach. ... READ MORE
In St. Lucie County, sea turtle nesting season is March 1 - November 15th. It is a perilous time for nesting sea turtles and hatchlings on Florida's coast. Help make St. Lucie County a sanctuary of sea turtle friendly beaches. Artificial ... READ MORE
Seven species of sea turtles swim in all of the world's oceans except for the polar seas. Their adult lives at sea remain relatively unknown, but different species of sea turtles venture to shallow seagrass meadows while others dive to depths ... READ MORE