Monthly Archive: July 2017

Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus)

 

Also known as the Water Moccasin, this is a snake that is all too familiar with most Floridians… Or is it? Several non-venomous water snakes are often confused with the cottonmouth and are thus killed.  That said, cottonmouths are common in the state near areas of water and many residents do have encounters with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/marine/2017/07/31/cottonmouth-agkistrodon-piscivorus/

The Health Advisory Bug; Enterococcus faecalis

Water quality is a concern for many in the Pensacola Bay area. Our bay has had many human induced stressors over the decades but “swimming alerts” or “health advisories” are of primary concern.

Health advisories are issued when indicator bacteria levels reach a high point. These bacteria are what care called fecal bacteria due to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/marine/2017/07/02/the-health-advisory-bug-enterococcus-faecalis/