Monthly Archive: June 2016

Water Quality Update – June 24, 2016

FDEP and ECHD both sampled this week – all clear!

 

RED TIDE

Background levels of Karenia brevis were not detected anywhere in the state of Florida this week woo-hoo!

 

FISH KILLS for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties

No fish kills reported this week.

 

HEALTH ADVISORIES

No advisories this …

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Peak Seafood – June

To help locals and visitors find fresh local seafood, we post monthly “peak seafood” articles to let everyone know which species are in peak harvest season. Here is June.

 

Shellfish

Softshell crabs are still in peak harvest season, as are crawfish, brown shrimp, white shrimp, and pink shrimp. Rock shrimp are just now beginning …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/marine/2016/06/17/peak-seafood-june/

Water Quality Update – June 17, 2016

FDEP did not sample this week; ECHD sampled Texar and Sanders Beach – no advisories

Marine Science programs on summer vacation – LAKEWATCH data not in yet

 

RED TIDE

Background levels of Karenia brevis were detected off of Sarasota County – panhandle all clear

 

FISH KILLS for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties …

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FWC Lionfish Challenge – 2016

Most folks know we have a real issue with lionfish locally and that many community groups and agencies are trying to provide programs to help educate the public about the issue – as well as get rid of these fish.  This year the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is holding a LIONFISH CHALLENGE.  This …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/marine/2016/06/13/270/

They Call it “Sea Lice”

 I have played in the waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico all of my life… but I have never heard of this – “sea lice.” It has been in the news recently and I have had a couple inquiries concerning it so I decided to investigate.

 

A few weeks ago there was a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/marine/2016/06/10/they-call-it-sea-lice/