Brown Pelicans hang out at piers and docks frequented by fishermen. They always look hungry and are very good at making eye contact to communicate their fishy request. Any angler can attest to having a Brown Pelican or other wild water bird ... READ MORE
Despite the morning rainstorms, 178 volunteers dedicated their Saturday towards keeping coastal Hernando County beautiful. Spanning from Alfred McKethan Pine Island Park to Aripeka, volunteers removed 7,412 pieces of trash from the land and ... READ MORE
Suppose you have ventured to coastal boat ramps in Hernando and Citrus counties this summer. In that case, you may have been asked by UF/IFAS Extension employees to be seagrass safe. But why?
Seagrasses are completely submerged grass-like ... READ MORE
Over the last year, a team of volunteers worked hard to help give the bay scallop population off Hernando's coast a much-needed boost. These volunteers go by the name of "Scallop Sitters." Their efforts have not gone unnoticed by visitors ... READ MORE
It was finally the season we had all been waiting for.
Time to grab our snorkeling gear and head out the door!
With a handful of snacks and a cooler full of ice,
our fingers are crossed the weather goddess plays nice.
Full speed we go to ... 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
Join us to learn more about recreational scalloping in Florida virtually! Don’t miss out!
During these online events, biologists from the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute will provide updates about the scallop populations in the area ... READ MORE
Consider implementing Catch and Release Fishing Best Practices during your next fishing trip!
Tip 1: Fish need water to breathe so minimize the time that the fish is in the air. If possible, dehook the fish in the water alongside your boat. ... READ MORE
We live in a world where we are surrounded by plastics. We can find plastics from packaging materials to appliances and medical devices. Plastics have brought many societal benefits, but our current approach to plastic use and disposal have ... READ MORE
The 2020 recreational scalloping season is in full swing! Here are some tips and tricks to participate safely.
Make a safety plan! Before you leave the dock, make sure someone on land knows where you are going. Show everyone on board the ... READ MORE