Monthly Archive: March 2016

Water Quality Update – March 25, 2016

FDEP only sampled one location this week – Bayou Texar – all is good

ECHD – reported for both Bayou Texar and Bayou Chico – bacteria counts are good

 

RED TIDE

Background levels were detected in West Bay near Panama City. All other records were from SW and SE Florida.

 

FISH KILLS …

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Enjoying Local Seafood; What’s in Peak Season for March?

Continuing our monthly series of “what’s in season for this month?” we take a look at March.

 

Several species that were in season for February are still in season now – those include:

Clams, Oysters, Pompano, Pink Shrimp, Snapper, and Spanish Mackerel.  You can read about these by visiting by scrolling down the website …

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Vanishing Vitex!

In 2013 a local citizen in Gulf Breeze Florida alerted me that Beach Vitex (Vitex rotundifolia) was on her property and may be growing on Pensacola Beach.  The plant was not listed as an invasive species in Florida at the time but was a huge problem in the Carolina’s; forming large monocultures crowding out native …

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