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Month: February 2020

Foundation Awards Exemplary FWC Employees

Tallahassee, FL (February 19, 2020) – Two Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) employees received awards for their exemplary work from the nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida at FWC’s Commission meeting in Tallahassee on February 19, 2020. FWC Avian Conservation Coordinator Craig Faulhaber was awarded the 2019 Rodney Barreto FWC Employee of […]

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Daphne and C. Martin Wood III

Conservation Spotlight: Daphne and C. Martin Wood III

Daphne and C. Martin “Marty” Wood III share a lifelong passion for nature and traditional outdoor sports and are determined to pass it on to new generations. Although Daphne grew up in the South and Marty in the North in the 1950s, their childhoods were united by an exploration of the outdoors. Marty was raised […]

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Women in Science: FWRI’s Lindsay Huebner

Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) Researcher Lindsay Huebner has combined her love of the ocean with her passion for solving environmental science puzzles throughout her education and career. Her graduate thesis project focused on corkscrew sea anemones and a cleaner shrimp which associates with them. These anemones and shrimp form “cleaning stations,” where the […]

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Florida’s Shrinking Oysters

By: Kyle Grammatica A study published recently in the journal Biology Letters shows that Florida’s oysters have undergone a substantial size reduction over time. In prehistoric times, the oysters found in the Crystal River area would grow up to 7 inches long; now their typical size is 4 ½ inches long maximum. The study was […]

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