Queen Conch (current scientific name Alger gigas, formerly Strombus gigas) is such an iconic animal in the Florida Keys that local born residents are called “conchs,” especially those living near Key West, Florida. Most locals have ... READ MORE
The holidays are not here yet, I know. But the media is reporting holiday chaos. With shipping disruptions and limited supply they insist that we need to be shopping NOW! Maybe this year we can rethink what and with who we want to celebrate.
After ... 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
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
The Farm Bureau’s annual Thanksgiving price survey estimates that Thanksgiving Day accounts for $282 million of uneaten turkeys that end up in the trash. Added to our overall food consumption, we throw away 34 million tons of food each ... READ MORE
The nation’s economy, public health, infrastructure, and natural resources face an immediate and continued threat from climate change impacts, warns the comprehensive 4th National Climate Assessment (NCA4) released last Friday.
The report ... READ MORE
By Shelly Krueger, Florida Sea Grant Agent, Monroe County IFAS Extension
When I see a horseshoe crab I feel transported back in time. Horseshoe crabs roamed the continental shelves of the primordial seas 200 million years before dinosaurs ... READ MORE
by Jerry Lieberman, of the Monroe County Climate Change Advisory Committee
We’re all concerned with our fragile Keys environment and the impact of Climate Change, but often struggle what we can do to help. Our transportation choices have ... READ MORE
Can average folks, like you and I, become active in the fight to reduce the cause and impacts of climate change? Can the choices we make improve our environment? You bet!
Climate change impacts seem too global or too far in the future for ... READ MORE
Holly Abeels, Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent
Tunicates are found throughout the Indian River Lagoon growing attached to mangrove roots, pilings, oyster reefs, and any hard substance they can find every spring and into the summer. They ... READ MORE