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by Erika Zambello

Choctawhatchee Bay encompasses a large estuary along the Florida Panhandle, a watershed that stretches across Okaloosa, Walton, Washington and Holmes Counties before extending into Alabama.

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Sunny Day Flooding
Sunny Day Flooding

by Melissa Papp

Flooding and storm surges are dangerous threats that became all too real for the entire state of Florida when Hurricane Irma struck on September 10, 2017. Living on the west coast of Florida, I was frantically…

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- Jun 20, 2018
From Restaurant to Reef: An Oyster’s Journey
From Restaurant to Reef: An Oyster’s Journey

by Erika Zambello

I sat at a high table at Half Shell Oyster House in Destin, Florida. Christmas music played softly in the background, complemented by fir boughs adorned with red bows on each table. General Manager Stephen…

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- Apr 11, 2018
Hurricane Impact on Wildlife
Hurricane Impact on Wildlife

by Erika Zambello

In the United States, the news is currently dominated by storm stories, from Hurricane Harvey’s assault on Texas and Louisiana, to the incoming Hurricane Irma heading toward island nations, Puerto Rico,…

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- Sep 06, 2017
New Fishing Line Recyclers Along the Emerald Coast
New Fishing Line Recyclers Along the Emerald Coast

by Erika Zambello

For a few months this winter, my office in Okaloosa County became storage space for ten monofilament recyclers. Wide PVC pipes had been painted with beautiful marine designs — from herons to crabs to mermaids…

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Florida's Manatee - No Longer an Endangered Species
Florida's Manatee - No Longer an Endangered Species

by Maddie Southard

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) just reclassified one of Florida’s most iconic endangered wildlife species to “threatened” status. This controversial decision was made despite the fact that…

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- Apr 11, 2017
Saving Selfless Shellfish from Sunscreen
Saving Selfless Shellfish from Sunscreen

by Madison Toonder

Oysters are bivalve mollusks that provide shelter and food for a variety of organisms, all while improving water clarity and quality through filtration. Oyster reefs formed by aggregations of shells are…

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- Mar 29, 2017
Conservation Partnerships Protect Species at Eglin Air Force Base
Conservation Partnerships Protect Species at Eglin Air Force Base

by Erika Zambello

Eglin Air Force Base (Eglin AFB) on the Florida Panhandle does more than fulfill its military mission. In its over 700 square miles of territory, base staff and federal agents oversee the management of…

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