Tag Archive: citizen science

In Search of Horseshoe Crabs

Back in the spring, I wrote an article about the natural history of this ancient animal. However, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is interested in the status of horseshoe crabs and they need to know locations where they are breeding – and Florida Sea Grant is trying to help. If you are not …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/10/06/in-search-of-horseshoe-crabs/


Florida Sea Grant is looking for volunteers with boats and snorkel gear to help survey the scallop population in the Pensacola area.  There will be two events – Aug 1 in Santa Rosa Sound and Aug 8 in Big Lagoon.  Volunteers will need to work in teams of 3-4 / boat to conduct their surveys …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/07/26/the-inaugural-great-scallop-search/