Friday, April 28, 2017

The Disappearing Apalachicola Oyster

The Disappearing Apalachicola Oyster: Florida’s Fight to Save Its Prized Delicacy by Chris Fuhrmeister, July 23, 2015 http://www.eater.com/2015/7/23/9010545/oysters-apalachicola-bay-florida-georgia-altanta Inside a three-state legal fight over what are arguably the world's tastiest oysters. Peg Leg Pete's is a Pensacola Beach,...

Shared Information: What you Risk

Information is something that in the hands of the ethical is a valuable tool.   In the hands of the unethical, that data can be trouble.  You have gone out and scouted, learned how to...

Sewage dump may lead to algae blooms, fish kill, lost seagrass

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Spilled sewage suspected in mass bird die-off in St. Pete Beach

http://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/wildlife/spilled-sewage-suspected-in-mass-bird-die-off-in-st-pete-beach/2293311 ST. PETE BEACH — A grisly discovery has alarmed environmental groups: 45 juvenile seabirds called black skimmers have been found dead along the beach over the past six weeks. Volunteers who have been monitoring the...

Tampa Bay’s sewage mess: 29 million gallons spilled into the bay and rising

http://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/water/tampa-bays-sewage-mess-29-million-gallons-spilled-into-the-bay-and-rising/2292477 Since the Category 1 storm brushed by Tampa Bay last week, tens of millions of gallons of sewage — much of it partially-treated, plenty of it raw — have been unleashed into the waters...

Sunken boats are polluting Tampa Bay waters

http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-south-pinellas/st-petersburg/sunken-boats-are-polluting-tampa-bay-waters TAMPA, Fla. - On the blue waters of Tampa Bay, lies a watery graveyard. “It's derelict that's our definition of derelict right there,” says Officer Michael Robertson with the St. Petersburg Police Marine Unit as he...

Long Bar Pointe Developers Withdraw Mitigation Bank Permit

http://thebradentontimes.com/long-bar-pointe-developers-withdraw-mitigation-bank-permit-p16725-158.htm BRADENTON — The ongoing saga of the Long Bar Pointe development was updated on Tuesday when developers Carlos Beruff and Larry Lieberman withdrew their application to the state for a controversial mitigation bank along...

Flooding, more sewage dumps another sign of dire infrastructure woes

http://www.cltampa.com/news-views/local-news/article/20832574/flooding-more-sewage-dumps-another-sign-of-dire-infrastructure-woes Wind and rain pummel Redington Shores ahead of Hurricane Hermine's landfall some 200 miles north. As Hermine — now a tropical storm again — clears Florida, officials in dozens of counties are assessing the damage...

Lionfish Removal Program

For immediate release: Aug. 12, 2016 Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943 or Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com   Suggested Tweet: 9,216 #lionfish taken so far in the Lionfish Challenge program! https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/15c9a10 #Florida #fishing   Facebook: Facebook.com/LionfishReefRangers Website: ReefRangers.com and MyFWC.com/Lionfish Photos available on the FWC’s...

Where the Mississippi Meets the Gulf

Dead Zone A photograph showing the place the Mississippi meets the Gulf of Mexico is often shared with misinformation. Dan Evon Updated: Apr 28, 2016 CLAIM: A photograh showing a body of water with two distinct colors is...