Monthly Archive: October 2015

Health Advisories, Red Tide, it has been a busy week… Water Quality Update – October 31, 2015

MAN! I lot has happened with water quality since our posting last Friday. The big news this week was the massive amounts of dead fish from a red tide that is covering the entire panhandle. Let’s get to the notes.   First, with the heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Patricia that came across …

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It’s Happening… Red Tide

Many coastal Panhandlers woke up this week to the sight and smell of dead fish. Thousands of them washed ashore from Panama City to Pensacola. This mass die off included a variety of species including whiting, sheepshead, hake, cusk eels, and even lionfish; there were also reports of dead bass from the Dune Lakes in …

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National Seafood Month – the future of seafood

So what now? What lies ahead for the seafood industry in the Florida Panhandle?   Well I will start by saying I do not have a crystal ball… so I truly do not know, but most people plan for the future and many have looked at what COULD happen for Florida seafood.     Will …

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Thankful for Jane

November in the Panhandle of Florida. Time for pumpkins, cooler weather, hay rides, football games, harvesting cotton and peanuts, and of course, Thanksgiving.  It’s also time for the annual Peanut Butter Challenge!  We gather peanut butter to give to those who could use a little help feeding their families.  Why peanut butter?  It is the …

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Sugarcane Field Day November 2, 2015

The annual Sugarcane Field Day hosted by the University of Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy (NFREC-Quincy) will be held on November 2nd at the Gadsden County Extension Office, 2140 W Jefferson St., Quincy, FL 32351. This event is geared to new and existing sugarcane producers and syrup makers interested in learning new and …

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Recreation Pond Management Workshop

Join specialists from the University of Florida and local Extension Agents for a Pond Management Workshop on November 3, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jay Community Center (Santa Rosa County Extension Office), 5259 Booker Lane, Jay, FL 32565. Bring your pond weeds for free identification. For meal reservations, please register by phone or email …

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Safetacular Fall Celebrations

Fall is in the air. Cooler weather brings thoughts and plans for hayrides, carnivals, festivals, trick-or-treat, and more fun. Halloween may be a fun holiday for kids, but for parents, trick-or-treat time can be a little tricky. Concerns about children’s safety whether they are out in the neighborhood or back home with bags of loot …

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Water Quality Update – October 23, 2015

Samples were collected from all stations except Bayou’s Chico and Grande. Water temperatures are beginning to decrease (we have a couple logged in the 60’s). Salinities remain a little higher than normal for most locations. Less than 50% of the stations we monitor measured dissolved oxygen this week but for those that did – no …

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National Seafood Month – Blue Crabs

Well… we have talked about the “big two”… snapper and shrimp, but there are other popular fin and shellfish harvested from the Gulf of Mexico.  This week we look at my personal favorite… blue crab.   Probably like many of you out there, the very first sea creature I ever caught was a blue crab. …

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Water Quality Update – October 16, 2015

Not all stations were sampled this week but those that were sow no problems this week.   High levels of Karenia brevis (red tide) were reported along shore and offshore of Bay and Gulf counties (Panama City and Port St. Joe). Moderate levels were reported for Manatee, Sarasota, and low values were recorded from Charlotte …

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