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Growing Nemo: UF scientist to lead research into improved clownfish production

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October 11, 2022

Aquarium enthusiasts love clownfish, best known as the featured species in the movies “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory.” Recognizing their popularity – and some of the hurdles the industry currently faces-- a University of Florida ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Aquarium Fish, Clownfish, Finding Dory, Finding Nemo, Grant, Matt DiMaggio, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Nutrition, Production, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

UF research shows a step toward restoring sea urchins: ‘The lawnmowers of reefs’

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August 15, 2022

Coral reef ecosystems are severely threatened by pollution, disease, overharvesting and other factors. For thousands of years, long-spined sea urchins helped keep reefs intact. They eat seaweed, which can kill or seriously damage coral. Without ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Coral Reefs, Ecosystem, Fish, Florida Aquarium, Josh Patterson, Long-spined Sea Urchins, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Sea Urchins, Seaweed, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

UF scientist helps perfect tool to reduce invasive species worldwide

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May 31, 2022

A University of Florida scientist is working with a global research team to help control plants, animals and fish before they become invasive. To do this, resource managers first need protocols. In addition to preserving natural, native fishing ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species
Tags: Aquatic Invasives, Fisheries, Global, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Jeff Hill, Protocols, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

UF survey: Florida tropical fish farmers bring state $172 million in sales

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April 13, 2022

Through a first-of-its kind survey, UF/IFAS has shown that tropical fish farmers bring over $172 million in sales to Florida’s economy. The $172 million reflects the sales of fish by members of the Florida Tropical Fish Farmers Association ... READ MORE

Category: Recreation
Tags: Covid19, Craig Watson, Farm-gate Value, Florida Tropical Fish Farmers Association, Hobbies, Imports, Pandemic, Pet Shops, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory, Tropical Fish, Tropical Fish Farming, Tropical Fish Sales

UF/IFAS, FDACS to help teach science, engineering through aquaculture

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February 22, 2021

RUSKIN, Fla. – It’s like “Finding Dory” comes to the classroom. Through a $64,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to Schools program, the University of Florida and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Aqucualture, Curriculum, Engineering And Math, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Science, STEM, Teachers, Technology, Training, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Few aquarium fish come from salt water; with research, that’s changing

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July 8, 2020

Tropical fish hobbyists are pretty serious about their pastime. So much so that it’s a $40 million-a-year industry in the United States. Most of the fish in home tanks come from fresh water. Only about 10% are raised in salt water, according ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Aquariums, Blue Tang, Dory, Eric Cassiano, Freshwater, Matt DiMaggio, Ornamental Fish, Saltwater, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Words to use and to avoid in describing invasive plants and animals

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July 1, 2020

Most people want their yard to look good, but they likely don’t know the differences between an “invasive” plant and a “native” one, say University of Florida researchers. That’s why Basil Iannone and several of his UF/IFAS colleagues ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species
Tags: Basil Iannone, Brazilian Pepper Tree, Introduced, Jeff Hill, Lionfish, Native, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Shannon Carnevale, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

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