La comunidad hispano hablante de la Florida representa cerca del 26.8% de la población, con alrededor de 5.8 millones de hispanos/Latinos en el estado en 2021. Segun la Comisión de Conservación de Pesca y Vida Silvestre de la Florida (FWC ... READ MORE
The Gulf of Mexico is the ninth largest body of water in the world and is home to a huge variety of marine life. This marine life includes more than 1,443 finfish species, 51 shark species, and 42 ray/skate species as well as many, many others.
Some ... READ MORE
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is the agency responsible for evaluating the status of scallop populations in Florida's Gulf of Mexico waters. FWC uses pre-season counts to estimate the size of the harvestable population. ... READ MORE
Traditionally the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) have evaluated the status of scallop populations in Florida Gulf of Mexico waters. Specially through the pre-season counts to estimate the size of the harvestable population. ... READ MORE
by Ana Zangroniz and Savanna Barry
What are mangroves?
Mangroves are salt-tolerant trees and shrubs that reside in low-energy, intertidal areas. They like to grow in warm areas, or where the temperatures do not hit lower than freezing for ... READ MORE
Big Bend Shellfish Trail
Florida's Big Bend is one of the last places in Florida with wide swaths of undeveloped coastline. Here, natural shorelines mix with abundant wildlife and clean water to produce amazing visitor experiences. But, many ... READ MORE
Many boaters wonder why there are so many different types of markers out there in navigational waters, and how they work. Well, it works just like road signs, and they are as important to keep us safe in the water. On the road, ... READ MORE
by Jamie Hammond and Savanna Barry
On Wednesday, January 5th, 2022, partners worked together to remove 52 derelict blue crab traps from the Steinhatchee estuary. They removed a total of 1,120 pounds of debris, continuing a years-long effort ... READ MORE
What are scallops?
Scallops are bivalve mollusks that live in shallow waters close to shore along Florida's Gulf Coast, from Pensacola to the Florida Keys, and have a characteristic 40 blue eyes along the shell borders. They are quick swimmers ... READ MORE
Where is the Seagrass?
The Extension Office has received several calls from boaters with a concern about the changes in large seagrass areas that seem to be “gone”, showing only sandy patches where it used to be a good seagrass ground. ... READ MORE