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Month: July 2020

Solving the Mystery of Blue Holes

By: Kyle Grammatica You’ve heard of black holes in the universe, but what about blue holes in our oceans? Florida researchers are hoping to learn more about these unique formations found in the Gulf of Mexico. Blue holes are thought to be ancient sinkholes created 10,000 years ago when the Florida landmass extended farther into […]

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Impact of Hurricanes on the Environment

By: Kyle Grammatica As the peak of hurricane season nears, it is important to ensure that you and your family are prepared. The impact of hurricanes on our communities is obvious, but their effect on the environment is also profound. Hurricane Fish Kills Hurricanes often lead to an increase in fish kills due to: Changes […]

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Return of the Clam

By: Kyle Grammatica One important project is working to restore lost clam populations from the Indian River Lagoon. Blair Wiggins of Addictive Fishing Television, the Coastal Conservation Association, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), and UF’s Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience are planting 3.4 million clams throughout lagoon this year. Clams in the […]

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Northern Crested Caracara Request for Proposals

CLOSED FOR 2020   Contract amount Up to $300,000; proposals above that amount with adequate justification may be considered. (Source: Caracara Fund, administered by the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida) Deadline for Submissions Must be postmarked by September 18, 2020. Project Goals To understand the demographic significance of gathering areas and communal roosts to […]

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Florida’s Newest Nature Preserve

By: Kyle Grammatica Exciting news: Florida has a new aquatic preserve! The recently created Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve is the first aquatic preserve designated by Florida lawmakers in 32 years, and the 42nd aquatic preserve established in the state overall. The preserve covers about 800 square miles of Gulf of Mexico coastal waters off Citrus, […]

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