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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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Breaking News! $10,000 Prize Announced for 2021 Python Challenge

Thanks to the generosity of Virtual Business Services, the 2021 Florida Python Challenge now has a $10,000 Ultimate Grand Prize! The award will be presented to the participant who removes the most pythons as part of the competition. Virtual Business Services offers free business development services for businesses of all sizes, helping with insurance solutions, […]

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2020 Impact Report

Click below to read our 2020 Impact Report.

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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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In Need of Rescue: Florida Coral Rescue Center Established to Help Save Florida Reefs

  Orlando, FL (April 14, 2021) – A diverse group of coral reef management and conservation leaders has banded together to respond to an environmental crisis and save Florida’s coral reefs. The Orlando-based Florida Coral Rescue Center (FCRC) is a state-of-the-art facility established for gene banking and care of Florida corals rescued from reefs not yet […]

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