Monthly Archive: November 2016

Sea Grant Notes – June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017

Sea Grant Notes





FDEP did not sample this week but it would be wise to stay out of the Bayous until they do.

FDOH did sample Bayou Texar Monday Jun 19 and levels of bacteria were fine.


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2016 Florida Panhandle Diamondback Terrapin Survey Report

Project Objective:

  • Record sightings of terrapin, or terrapin sign to determine if terrapins still exist in the Florida Panhandle.
  • Identify nesting beaches for future population studies.

    Project Methods:

  • Train citizen scientist on how to identify terrapins or terrapin sign
  • Assign volunteers to geographic regions to conduct their surveys
  • Keep records of all …

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    2016 Great Scallop Survey


    Bay scallop (Argopecten irradians) were once common along the entire Gulf coast of Florida and portions of the Atlantic coast along southeast Florida.  A combination of habitat loss, poor water quality, and over harvesting reduced their populations to where the commercial harvest had to be banned and recreational harvest restricted to a specific season …

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