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Food Poisoning from Marine Toxins

Our Score Click to rate this post! [Total: 0 Average: 0] By Vernon E. Ansdell Seafood poisoning from marine toxins is an underrecognized hazard for travelers, particularly in the tropics and subtropics. Furthermore, the risk is increasing because of factors such as climate change, coral reef damage, and spread of …

NE Florida’s 2nd Annual Lionfish Derby

Our Score Click to rate this post! [Total: 0 Average: 0] Come on… You know  you love to hate lionfish. To help the state control lionfish population, NE Florida is conducting its 2nd annual lionfish derby. Last years event handed out thousands of dollars in cash awards and more. Be …

Expansion of US marine protected zone could double world reserves

Our Score Click to rate this post! [Total: 0 Average: 0]  By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent, BBC News The US plans to create the world’s biggest marine protected area (MPA) in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The White House will extend an existing protected area, known as the Pacific …

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, FWC

Our Score Click to rate this post! [Total: 0 Average: 0]  April, 2014 Commission Meeting Time: 8:30am each day Dates: April 15 – 17, 2014 Place: Florida Public Safety Institute 85 Academy Drive Havana, FL 32333 https://www.tcc.fl.edu/Current/Academics/FPSI/Pages/Directions.aspx This meeting is open to the public   8:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 16, there …

REEF Webinars / Fishinars

Our Score Click to rate this post! [Total: 0 Average: 0] Some call them webinars. We call ’em Fishinars! Fishie fun in the comfort of your own home. Great for first-timers or those wanting a review. These short, free webinars will teach you the finer points of identifying fish and …

Lionfish Facts

Our Score Click to rate this post! [Total: 0 Average: 0] Pterois volitans Pterois miles The genus name, Pterois, pronounced (tare-oh-eese) is defined as “lionfish.” The word Pterois comes from the Greek word “pteroeis” meaning “feathered” or “winged” The species name, volitans, pronounced (vole-ee-tahnz), is Latin for “flying” or “hovering,” …

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