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Manatees’ mysteries uncovered thanks to foundation grant

Tallahassee, FL (January 11 , 2021) – Despite their popularity, Florida manatees’ movements remain a mystery, especially in the Ocklawaha and Silver River. Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute (CMARI) will be seeking answers thanks to two grants from the nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida totaling $39,970. The threatened Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) […]

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Saving the Suwannee River’s springs

Tallahassee, FL (January 4, 2021) – With its crystal waters and old cypress forests, the Suwannee River is one of the last vestiges of “Old Florida.” The second-largest river in Florida, the Suwanee is home to at least 237 springs, contributing significantly to local economies. Springs-related tourism and businesses generate $1 billion annually. But springs […]

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Finding a prized Florida sportfish

Tallahassee, FL (January 4, 2021) – Manatees aren’t the only wildlife that flee to Florida’s warm springs during the winter. Common Snook (Centropomus undecimalis) also seek warmer waters at this time of year. But we do not know enough about their winter movements to properly protect the prized sportfish. University of Florida and Florida Fish […]

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Female veterans find a new home in the outdoors

Tallahassee, FL (December 29, 2020) – With women accounting for 10% of the United States’ military, veteran organizations are finding creative ways to be more inclusive. One such organization is Operation Outdoor Freedom (OOF), thanks to a $26,700 grant from the nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida. OOF helps wounded or disabled veterans reconnect […]

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27,000 Acres of Wild Florida Protected in Osceola County

St. Petersburg, FL (December 14, 2020) – The late Fred DeLuca launched the Subway sandwich empire at age 17 with $1,000. Johnny Morris started Bass Pro Shops by selling fishing gear in the back of his father’s liquor store. Both grew into two of the world’s most successful businesses. But neither family was satisfied solely […]

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