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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
The Swamp Sunflower Helianthus angustifolius, is a good choice to add diversity to a pollinator garden because of their lengthy bloom time, summer through fall. These flowers are a great pollinator attractor especially to bees and butterflies ... READ MORE
So where does all the water from a summer rainstorm go?
It rushes off rooftops onto yards and driveways; from there it picks up fertilizers, pesticides, and other chemical pollutants before flowing into a nearby storm drain. This stormwater ... 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
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
If you want to enjoy some good time fishing on the coast of the Big Bend, Sheepshead might be one of your options. They are considered one of the most important coastal trophy fish. Their most common habitat is coastal waters near ... READ MORE
Is the red tide a current threat to Taylor County waters?
The most accurate short answer is perhaps no. Red tide is a phenomenon caused by the blooming of toxic microalgae known as Karenia brevis. Which not only accumulates in filter-feeding ... READ MORE