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Reporting Sightings of Tagged Horseshoe Crabs in Hernando: A Citizen Science Opportunity


April 18, 2024

Since 2018, volunteers in Hernando have been diligently tagging horseshoe crabs as part of an ongoing statewide effort to study and conserve these fascinating creatures. Horseshoe crabs are known to come ashore during the new and full moons ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Ecosystems, Wildlife

Fire from the Sky


April 11, 2024

The University of Florida recently hosted an intensive 4-day drone course for the Florida Forest Service, providing foresters with the essential aviation knowledge and hands-on drone operation skills. This initiative is revolutionizing how the ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Professional Development, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Drones, Florida Forest Service, Florida Sea Grant, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County

M.A.T.E.S. on the Weeki Wachee


October 24, 2023

Manatees are unquestionably one of the most fascinating and gentle creatures to grace the warm waters of Florida. These herbivores, renowned for their slow, deliberate movements, play a vital role in preserving the health and balance of their ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Manatees, Save The Manatee Club, Weeki Wachee

7th Annual UF/IFAS Hernando County Coastal Cleanup


August 22, 2023

Gear up for the 7th Annual UF/IFAS Coastal Cleanup in Hernando County! Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Check-in Location: 6340 Shoal Lind Blvd., Spring Hill Pre-registration: https://2023coastalcleanup.eventbrite.ca Each ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Events, Natural Resources, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Coastal Cleanup, Florida Sea Grant, International Coastal Cleanup, Marine Debris, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County

Catch a Tagged Snook?


November 18, 2022

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Snook, UFIFAS Tropical Aquaculture Lab

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