Tuesday morning, January 4, 2022. The sun rose, warming up the cool air. Sand crunched beneath my sneakers for my regular morning walk along Hobie Island Beach Park, the narrow beach that’s just north of the big Rickenbacker Bridge along Biscayne ... READ MORE
By Ana Zangroniz and Angela Collins, Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent, Manatee County
The October 6th meeting of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) ended with a new draft proposed rule: the permission for a limited harvest ... READ MORE
Though Covid-19 is still present, this past Saturday, September 18, my partners and I were pleased to return to a feeling of relative normalcy through our International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) event at Biscayne National Park (BNP).
Elliott ... READ MORE
Tomorrow marks a holiday so fabulous that it’s celebrated twice a year. On September 4 and February 22, we celebrate National Wildlife Day, created to bring recognition to not only enjoy and appreciate the types of wildlife we have living ... READ MORE
As a UF/IFAS extension agent I, like all my extension colleagues, receive a lot of resources about the state of the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, as someone who specializes in water resources, I couldn’t envision how COVID-19 would impact ... READ MORE
Sanctuary: “a place of refuge or safety” and “a nature reserve,” according to Oxford Languages.
The National Marine Sanctuary System was established in 1972 for the purposes of conservation, research and monitoring, and education ... READ MORE
Caribbean spiny lobster in Florida
This week marks the two-day lobster mini-season, the always-anticipated sport season for recreational harvest only. In Florida, the Caribbean spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) is a very well-managed fishery. ... READ MORE
Recently, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), released its 2020 Boating Accident Statistical Report. Miami-Dade County ranked second for the highest boating accident rate. Monroe County ranked first. In general, the ... READ MORE
The ordinance creates Chapter 18C of the Code of Miami-Dade County (Code) as the "Miami Dade County Ordinance for Florida-Friendly Fertilizer Use on Urban Landscapes" to minimize the negative environmental effects from the misuse and overuse ... READ MORE
Both on land and underwater, many species possess specialized adaptations to either blend in with their surroundings and/or deter predation. Common examples of this include counter-shading of marine fish and mammals (dark coloration on the top ... READ MORE