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Month: December 2019

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Explore Big Talbot Island State Park

By: Kyle Grammatica Big Talbot Island State Park is located on one of northeast Florida’s sea islands. It was home to some of Florida’s oldest human inhabitants, the Timucua people. Evidence of their occupation can be found from shell middens, ancient trash piles of oyster shell and food refuse found throughout the island. By the […]

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Counting Florida’s Birds this Christmas

By: Kyle Grammatica Birds play an important, and often overlooked, role in Florida’s ecosystem. Some keep other species of animals and insects in check, others act as pollinators or planters, and some like vultures are important in the decomposing process of animals. If you’re interested in participating in research that will directly benefit these wonderful […]

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Innovative Partnership Continues to Save Florida’s Corals

Orlando, FL (December 12, 2019) – The nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida announced the continuation of their partnership with Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund to save Florida’s coral reefs, including a pledge of $100,000 by the outdoor retailer for the coming year to support a long-term coral propagation facility in Orlando. […]

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Are You Ready for Python Bowl?

By: Kyle Grammatica Floridians have two very exciting events coming to the Miami-Dade area next year: Super Bowl and the Python Bowl! The Python Bowl is a Burmese python hunting competition set to start January 10th, 2020. It was recently announced by Governor DeSantis, and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez. The competition is designed to […]

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Encouraging Coral Resiliency

By: Kyle Grammatica Florida’s coral reefs are immensely important. They are sanctuaries for hundreds of marine species, including many that are rare and at-risk. Unfortunately, they are also under threat. Luckily, various partners are addressing these threats head-on, including the University of Miami. Scientists with the University of Miami are trying to create climate change […]

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