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Tag: Sea Life

Sea Turtles of the Panhandle: 2016 Nesting Numbers and Notes

June 3, 2017

There are five species of sea turtles that nest from May through October on Florida beaches. The loggerhead, the green turtle and the leatherback all nest regularly in the Panhandle, with the loggerhead being the most frequent visitor. Two ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Barrier Islands, Coastal Wildlife, Ecotourism, Environmental Education, Florida Panhandle, Marine Life, Marine Resource Conservation, Panhandle Outdoors, Sea Life, Sea Turtles, Turtles

Oil Spill Science: Five years later, what have we learned?

April 22, 2016

The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill occurred about 50 miles offshore of Louisiana in April 2010. Approximately 172 million gallons of oil entered the Gulf of Mexico. Five years after the incident, locals and tourists still have questions. ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Barrier Islands, Environmental Education, Estuaries, Fisheries, Florida Master Naturalist, Oil Spill, Panhandle Outdoors, Sea Life, Seafood, Water Quality, Waterfronts

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