Tag Archive: wildlife conservation

Searching for Derelict Crab Traps

One of the program areas Sea Grant intends to focus on in Escambia County during 2014 is the reduction of marine debris.  Most citizens in our county are aware of the problem and the harm monofilament fishing line can cause.  Another issue are derelict (or ghost) crab traps.  These are traps, for whatever reason, have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/01/03/searching-for-derelict-crab-traps/

Heavy Rain Brings Water Quality Concerns; Part 3 of 5 – Living Shorelines

Since the early days of statehood humans in Florida have been altering shorelines to suffice their economic or domestic concerns.  Like so many who came after them, the idea that waste could be diluted by discharging into waterways was common thought.  The removal of vegetated buffers along shorelines significant increased point and nonpoint discharge in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2013/09/30/heavy-rain-brings-water-quality-concerns-part-3-of-5-living-shorelines/