Tuesday, August 31, 2010
- Naples News
- Bradenton Herald
Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
but this one will have to do.
Dark brown, ovoid, about one inch long....
lots of them running all over exposed rocks in the water.
Lots of them until the camera comes out. Boat roaches hate cameras.
(See also Bird Key Boat Roach, my first boat roach)
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
- Anna Maria Island News
- Anna Maria Island News
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Pieiran Spring Academy is offering a course this Fall with a lecture given by Dr. Eugenie Clark at Argosy University.
(This is a life long learning group.)
- F10E03-A • Marine Science of the Gulf of Mexico
- Survey the ecology and animals of Gulf and Bay waters. As part of this course, Dr. Eugenie Clark, Mote Marine Laboratory founding director, will lecture on the behavior and conditioning of Gulf sharks, and the amazing hermaphroditic fish, Serranus.
- Thursdays, October 28-November 18 (4 weeks)
- 9:30-11:30 am, Argosy University
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
- Sarasota County Government
Thursday, August 19, 2010
". . . As birds of this genus feed by night as well as by day, the White Ibis attends the tides at whatever hour they maybe. Some of which bred on Sandy key would go to the keys next the Atlantic, more than forty miles distant, while others made for the Ever Glades; (Everglades) but they never went off singly. They rose with common accord from the breeding ground, forming themselves into long lines, often a mile in extent, and soon disappeared from view. Soon after the turn of the tide we saw them approaching in the same order. Not a note could you have heard on these occasions; yet if you disturb them when far from their nests, they utter loud hoarse cries resembling the syllables hunk, hunk, hunk, either while on the ground or as they flop off."
-- John Audubon's account of the White Ibis in the Florida Keys
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
• Saturday August 21, 2010
• 9 am until 1 pm (on-site check-in begins at 8 am)
• Meet at the docks of Mar Vista, Longboat Key
• Registration is required and limited to 150 participants
Bay scallops are an important component of Florida’s coastal marine ecosystem and an indicator of ecosystem health due to their sensitivity to changes in water quality. The annual Scallop Search is an important component of assessing the overall health of bay waters.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
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off the southwest corner of the Sunshine Parkway.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
with new tree plantings and grassy spots.
There are shell and concrete paved areas,
shady sitting areas, and kayak/canoe facilities.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
at the mouth of the Weekiwachee River
Bayport is less than 50 miles north of Tampa.
36 people lived there during the 2000 census.
The channel was dredged recently. In the process, seagrass was being killed. To compensate, much of the seagrass was moved to another area close by. These markers were placed to warn off boats and give the seagrass a chance to grow.
A little creek and a fishing pierBait and blue crab catch in the same bucketEarly in the 1860s, clumps of locals' white tents lined the landing at Bayport. Large plantations nearby were exporting sugar and other crops for the Confederacy. Salt works operated along the shores. In July 1864, Union ships arrived offshore to pick up the United States 2nd Florida Cavalry soldiers after the Raid on Brooksville.Sentry - Herring Gull
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
- Daytona Beach News Journal
Monday, August 9, 2010
- Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times
Where: Headquarters will be at Montauk Manor - which includes lodging and meals starting Friday breakfast to Sunday breakfast.
Cost: Prices vary depending on the length of your stay. Download the registration form below for options and pricing. These prices are for double occupancy only, and are based on the price per adult. There is a special rate for kids under 12.
Other Info: Dress is casual all weekend.....Field trips go rain or shine..... The Manor boasts a hot tub and indoor pool. No car? Take the LIRR to Montauk train station - the Manor will pick you up.
To Reserve Your Place: Mail form and payment to American Littoral Society, 18 Hartshorne Dr., Suite 1, Highlands, NJ 07732
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Hey! My name is “Jake.” I am a member of the class of ’10 (Black Skimmers that hatched in 2010). I am now seven weeks of age and almost as large as my parents (see last image). I’m one of the lucky ones; only 25% of my class has made it this far. Since our parents nest in colonies on the beach by making a “scrape” in the sand, we are very vulnerable to a host of perils, including high tide flooding, predation by crows and laughing gulls, infanticide by neighboring adults and sibling rivalry. It is a wonder any of us make it. The photographer taking the images that follow documented nestlings killing their siblings, adults chasing, mauling and taking off with chicks and gulls swooping in to grab chicks. And you would not believe the competition and squabbling within the colony. We grow fast and start to fly at four weeks. However, our lower bill does not start to grow longer than our upper bill until about 28 days, so we remain dependent on our parents until we can learn to skim for fish ourselves. I can’t wait to be able to explore this crazy world. All the best, Jake
Check out Lou’s 2010 Art Gallery Exhibit “Wild and Wonderful” on his web site beginning August 14th: www.lounewmanphotography.com
See photos here: http://www.exploresouthernhistory.com/bayportbattle.html
Note: The great-great-grandfather of this webmistress was one of the Union soldiers (from Florida and enlisted in 2nd Florida Cavalry, Co. B) who took part in the Raid on Bayport. We'll have some more shoreline photos one of these days.
- Ft. Myers News Press
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
We're not sure which ones are pictured here. The photos were taken on S. Turtle Beach.