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Making meals for manatees this new year

St. Petersburg, FL (January 4, 2022) The state’s iconic marine mammal received a surprise gift for the new year. A coalition of partners is rapidly responding to provide a meal for Florida’s manatees along the Atlantic Coast. The nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida announced that it is fundraising to support the Florida Fish […]

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Recent springs study reveals the shifting sands of time

St. Petersburg, FL (November 5, 2021) – Florida’s famous springs share many characteristics: refreshing, clear water, serene settings and plentiful wildlife. But a recent study by Stetson University revealed that no two springs are alike. Thanks to a $17,667 grant from the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida, researchers used core samples at five springs […]

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Conservancy of Southwest Florida partners with the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida to expand program to control Burmese pythons in Southwest Florida

Additional snakes with radio transmitters added 40 square miles of invasive Burmese python removal in ecologically sensitive areas NAPLES, Fla. (September 16, 2021) – The Conservancy of Southwest Florida in partnership with the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida reports the success of expanding its sentinel snake program targeting invasive Burmese pythons that are devastating […]

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Will we find corals’ white knights in spiny armor?

St. Petersburg, FL (July 30, 2021) – Corals create the castles that form the foundation of thriving marine ecosystems, but they are also their castles’ inhabitants, susceptible to siege by hordes of predators. But possibly marching to their rescue is the spotted spiny lobster (Panulirus guttatus), one of the white knights of the coral kingdom. […]

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Making a mussel with help from an unlikely source

St. Petersburg, FL (April 16, 2021) – Sometimes we need a little help to get going, and Lake Trafford is no exception. Luckily, nature has provided it assistance from some unlikely sources: native mussels and bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus). Mussels might not be much to look at, but they are an essential component to ecosystem health […]

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