Wildlife monitoring

1st Annual Banquet

  Quality Deer Management Association – Escambia Branch   1st Annual Banquet When:  Friday, May 19, 2017 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Where:  Skopelos at New World Landing 600 S Palafox Street, Pensacola, FL 32502 Tickets: $50 Singer,  $75 Couple (price includes meal and QDMA membership or renewal!) Sponsor, Corporate and youth tickets also available. For …

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2016 Coastal Marine Life Survey Reports

Volunteers in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties have been assisting Florida Sea Grant with surveying our bay area for indicator species.  Bay scallops were once found in high enough numbers to support both a commercial and recreational harvest, but no longer.  Declining water quality, loss of habitat, and overharvesting have made the animal rare in …

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Training for Monitoring Diamondback Terrapins

Diamondback terrapins are the only brackish water turtles in the United States.  They prefer salt marshes and can be used as an indicator of the health of our bay.  To that end Sea Grant Agent Rick O’Connor provides training on how to monitor our bay for the occurrence of this neat creature, and coordinates the …

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An Ancient Mariner… the horseshoe crab

Talk about weird and cool at the same time! The horseshoe crab is one of the oldest living species we have in the Gulf of Mexico.  Fossils of this animal date back to almost 500 million years… this is before there was such a thing as fish!  The separating of Pangea, the rise and fall of …

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