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Are you ready for a hurricane? How to prepare for Florida storm season


May 26, 2022

Hurricane season officially starts June 1, but it’s never too early to prepare. As a matter of fact, meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center are already issuing daily reports about tropical activity in the Atlantic Ocean amid a ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, Water
Tags: Hurricane Season
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A new study outlines the do’s and don’ts of managing invasive lionfish


May 24, 2022

Native to the Indo-Pacific, lionfish cause problems when introduced to areas outside their native range. Two invasions are underway: one in the western Atlantic, and one in the Mediterranean Sea. Now scientists are applying lessons learned ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Holden Harris, Lionfish, Nature Coast Biological Station

UF survey: Florida tropical fish farmers bring state $172 million in sales


April 13, 2022

Through a first-of-its kind survey, UF/IFAS has shown that tropical fish farmers bring over $172 million in sales to Florida’s economy. The $172 million reflects the sales of fish by members of the Florida Tropical Fish Farmers Association ... READ MORE

Category: Recreation
Tags: COVID19, Craig Watson, Farm-gate Value, Florida Tropical Fish Farmers Association, Hobbies, Imports, Pandemic, Pet Shops, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory, Tropical Fish, Tropical Fish Farming, Tropical Fish Sales
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Florida Youth Naturalist Program launches statewide


February 22, 2022

A new program is available for young nature enthusiasts interested in learning more about Florida’s environment. Inspired by the Florida Master Naturalist program, this youth program takes kids aged 10 to 13 on a journey through Florida’s ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Curriculum, Forests, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, Wildlife
Tags: 4-H Youth Development, Curriculum, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Florida Sea Grant, Florida Youth Naturalist Program, Nature, Tag/Florida-Youth-Naturalist-Program/, UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore, Youth

UF/IFAS scientists offer safety tips for potential dangers of drone use


August 11, 2021

Some people seem to view drones as toys, but they can be dangerous. In fact, about 1,000 people per year are injured from using drones incorrectly. To address the potential peril, two University of Florida scientists are offering ways to keep ... READ MORE

Category: Recreation
Tags: Agricultural, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Federal Aviation Administration, Recreation, Safety, Serap Gorucu, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Yiannis Ampatzidis

UF/IFAS scientists help preserve Nature Coast, one sample at a time


June 28, 2021

This summer and fall, UF/IFAS scientists will collect data on water quality and seagrass in the recently created Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve, which includes waters off Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties. These data will be available ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Laura Reynolds, Nature Coast Biological Station, News, Savanna Barry, Soil And Water Sciences

UF scientists discover genetic markers tied to loss of the ability to sweat in horses


June 21, 2021

Sweating is a critical tool to keep horses comfortable and healthy, but chronic idiopathic anhidrosis, a dangerous equine condition can impede their natural cooling mechanism and cause performance and health issues. For the first time, UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: Farm Management, Livestock, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Anhidrosis, Animal Sciences, Animal Sciences Department, College Of Veterinary Medicine, Equine, Equine Business, Genomics, Heat, Horses, Summer

Father’s Day feature: a family’s love for the water becomes an act of service


June 17, 2021

To the Wetzel family, a perfect day is one spent on the water fishing and enjoying each other’s company. For the past 10 years, they have added a volunteer component to their outdoors time by collecting samples for Florida LAKEWATCH. The ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Citizen Science, Florida LAKEWATCH, Lakewatch, Osceola County, Volunteers, Water, Water Bodies, Water Quality

Study: Hook designed to help fish survive catch and release shows promise


May 19, 2021

Catch and release practices can help conserve fish populations but they do not guarantee the fish will survive, as handling and air exposure can have negative health impacts and cause mortality Scientists have developed a new fishhook design ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Holden Harris, Micheal Allen, Nature Coast Biological Station, News

A hole-in-one for golf courses: more pollinators


March 31, 2021

From duffers to golf pros to casual fans, millions of people worldwide will watch the Master’s tournament April 8-11. As they do, it may come as a surprise to know that about half of the land at golf courses is not actually used to play the ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, Recreation
Tags: Adam Dale, Armyworm, Beneficial Insects, Entomology And Nematology, Golf Courses, Green Spaces, Master's Golf Tournament, Pollinators, Wasps, Wildflowers

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