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Food Wrappers for Thought


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!


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

UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant Develops Scallop Sorter Tool


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

A Boost for Hernando County’s Scallop Season


July 27, 2021

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

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

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