Tag Archive: barrier islands

Nature Tourism in the Panhandle – Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) – Pensacola Beach

Photos by Molly O’Connor We began our series on Nature Tourism along the ICW at the Alabama state line on Perdido Key and discussed the ICW itself.  This month we will continue in Escambia County with a visit to Pensacola Beach. BARRIER ISLANDS Pensacola Beach is on Santa Rosa Island.  The longest barrier island in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/02/12/nature-tourism-in-the-panhandle-intracoastal-waterway-icw-pensacola-beach/

Ghost Crabs… raiders of the night

  For locals along the coast ghost crabs are as common as mockingbirds and mourning doves. Before Ivan, when the dunes were larger and closer to the road, viewing the white crabs scurrying across the road at night in your headlights forced all into defensive driving maneuvers. And for those who have ever tried to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/07/31/ghost-crabs-raiders-of-the-night/