Have you ever asked a question about permitting along a shoreline and heard the answer “Well, it depends”? Well, it does! It depends on whether the land or water jurisdiction is private, state, or federally managed.
Furthermore, ... READ MORE
Thank You Partners and Course Participants for a Great Start in 2023!
The Florida Sea Grant Living Shoreline Program core team - Dr. Savanna Barry, Armando J. Ubeda, Rick O’Connor, Dr. Vincent Encomio, and Mandy Sunshine Baily- would like ... READ MORE
June 8, was World Oceans World Day, so to celebrate, I decided to spend the day at one of our local and most popular beaches in Sarasota County, Siesta Key Beach. I talked to visitors and residents about things that we could do to help the oceans, ... READ MORE
Happy World Ocean Day!
This year, I won't go into why we are celebrating; you can read about that in one of my previous blogs. But, I will mention that we celebrate the world's oceans for all of their critical contributions to the survival ... READ MORE
An Introduction to World Environment Day
On June 5th ,1972, the first-ever global conference that put international environmental issues at the forefront, took place in Stockholm, Sweden. The “Conference on the Human Environment” gathered ... READ MORE
As part of Sarasota County’s ongoing commitment to water quality and protecting area water resources, the county has launched an interactive web tool showcasing a variety of water quality preservation projects and initiatives.
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As part of my Florida Sea Grant Extension work, I teach and present about elasmobranchs (which includes sharks, rays, and skates) to diverse groups of people. Topics vary, from basic biology to shark fishing regulations, conservation status, ... READ MORE
As a Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent, I get many questions about red tide and requests to present on this topic. The number of inquiries regarding red tide intensifies during periods when harmful algal blooms are occurring, just like now.
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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection sent the following information Jan. 31 regarding a grant program for beach restoration projects resulting from Hurricane Ian and/or Hurricane Nicole damages:
For Immediate Release: Jan. ... READ MORE
El huracán Ian causó daños significativos en gran parte de Florida, y las industrias de pesca y acuicultura del estado se vieron particularmente afectadas. Varios recursos están disponibles para los miembros de estas industrias que necesiten ... READ MORE