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Fire from the Sky

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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

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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

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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?

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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

Food Wrappers for Thought

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October 17, 2022

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Cleanup, Florida Sea Grant, Marine Debris

Bugs, Drones, and Trees! Oh, My!

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August 18, 2022

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Biological Control, Brazilian Peppertree, Florida Sea Grant, Invasive Species, UF Bugs, UF Entomology, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County

Land and Sea! 6th Annual Coastal Cleanup

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August 12, 2022

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Cleanup, Florida Sea Grant, International Coastal Cleanup

UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant Develops Scallop Sorter Tool

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July 27, 2022

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Best Management Practices, Florida Sea Grant, Scallop Sorter, Scallops

Frequently Asked Questions: Scalloping in Hernando County

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June 30, 2022

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Recreational Scalloping, Scalloping, Scallops

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