The University of Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released 30 tagged snook in Pasco and Hernando counties. Each fish has an internal acoustic tag that communicates its unique ID onto a receiver and an external ... READ MORE
The 2022 Coastal Cleanup was a success! We had 266 volunteers of all ages remove debris from land and sea.
Our trash sorting station not only logged the types and amounts of trash but also weighed the debris this year. We estimated that ... READ MORE
Introduced in the 1840s as an ornamental, the Brazilian peppertrees (Schinus terebinthifolia) are one of Florida's most widespread invaders. They are abundant throughout the south, central, and parts of northern Florida, spanning canals, coastal ... READ MORE
Through online classroom discussions, videos, presentations, and field trips, participants will learn about the ecology, wildlife, vegetation, and conservation issues of Florida’s coastal and marine environments. Students will explore ... READ MORE
It's that time of year again! SAVE THE DATE for the 6th Annual UF/IFAS Extension Coastal Cleanup!
Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County are teaming up with local businesses and the County government to host the 2022 International ... READ MORE
Common Name: Wild Pig, Wild Hog, Feral Swine
Status: Invasive Species
Scientific Name: Sus scrofa
Occurrence: Year-round resident throughout Florida
Identification: The average wild pig can be about three foot tall, and over five ... READ MORE
Chuck before you shuck! Leave the small scallops behind!
Did you know bay scallops in Florida's waters only live for 18 months? Or that the recreational harvest season along the Gulf Coast occurs before scallops are allowed to reproduce? ... READ MORE
Recreational scalloping along Florida's Adventure Coast is finally here! Are you ready? Here are some answers to some FAQ about scalloping in Hernando County.
Is there somewhere I can walk off of the shore and go scalloping? Scallops are ... READ MORE
"Help! We went scalloping for the first time and harvested some scallops. How do we clean them?"
Don't worry. We have a solution!
What you will need:
• A cleaning utensil such as a butter knife or spoon from your kitchen. Nothing sharp!
• Disposal ... READ MORE
Common Name: Hooded Merganser
Status: Native Species
Scientific Name: Lophodytes cucullatus
Occurrence: Winter Resident
Identification: Both the male and female species can be identified separately based on their own unique coloration, ... READ MORE