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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
UF scientists tagging snook

Scientists collaborate with Duke Energy to tag snook to learn more about winter survival and migration patterns


February 16, 2021

Snook, a prized game fish, have been moving farther north in the Gulf of Mexico during the last few decades as hard freezes become less frequent Researchers have tagged 20 snook to track their movements during the winter when the fish ... READ MORE

Category: NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Charles Martin, Citrus County, Nature Coast Biological Station, News, Snook

New podcast explains how prescribed fire helps plants, animals and people


January 11, 2021

You might already know that prescribed fires help prevent potentially dangerous wildfires. But did you also know that they help conserve plants and animals in our natural areas? [inlinetweet prefix="" tweeter="" suffix=""]A new podcast from ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Livestock, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Marcus Lashley, News, Podcast, Prescribed Fires, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation
Crab cake lumps on a long narrow dish with green garnish

Seafood: A holiday tradition


December 22, 2020

By Rhett Register On Christmas Eve, many Italian Americans join family and friends for a fish and seafood dinner. The Feast of the Seven Fishes, as some call it, seems to have its origins in Southern Italy and was introduced to America in the ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Health & Nutrition, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Commercial Fishing, Cooking, Cooking Fish, Dinnertime, Feast Of The Seven Fishes, Fresh From Florida

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