Monthly Archive: July 2013

Sea Turtle Nesting Information – Escambia County


Year                  # of Nests                    # hatched            # disoriented

2011                 84                                 52                        26

majority on Perdido Key

2012                 74                                 44                        24

majority between Pensacola and Navarre

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Beach Vitex… Is It A Growing Problem?

It’s actually a pretty plant, this beach vitex (Vitex rotundifolia), and it is very good at stabilizing eroding dunes; but folks along the Atlantic coast had no idea how invasive it would become.  In the 1990’s the state of South Carolina planted this shrub to help restore dunes lost during hurricanes.  It is salt tolerant, …

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