Monthly Archives: December 2013

Stand Up for Florida Water & Land Legacy Now

By Pegeen Hanrahan, P.E. We’re all familiar with one spot or another in Florida that used to be untouched, and is now nearly untouchable. Our untouched natural areas make Florida the place we love, and we must leave a legacy...

White Pelicans are Show-Stoppers in Tampa Bay

The white pelicans are clearly related to our native brown pelican, but their enormous size, stark-white plumage and tendency to travel in large flocks makes them a show-stopper for nearly everyone who sees them. Weighing up to 30...

Planned Highway Becomes Haven for Wildlife

If all had gone as planned, Honore Avenue would be a bustling six-lane highway running south from Manatee County to Englewood. Instead, the 2.5 mile section just south of busy Fruitville Road is a two-lane road bordered by bioswal...

New Year’s Resolutions to Help our Planet

By Victoria Parsons If you’ve already given up on all those admirable resolutions to lose weight, exercise more and eat less junk food, consider making new resolutions that will help get our planet into better shape. Here ar...

Grow a Modern ‘Victory Garden’

By Avalon Theisen Victory gardens were planted in World Wars I and II to supply fresh food at home because so much food was being sent to soldiers overseas. As the gardens grew, so did the people’s morale. Everyone was proud becau...

“Snowbirds” Defend Their Feathered Friends

Like the snowbirds they never expected to become, Margaret and Steve Santangelo return to the same beach every winter. And like their feathered friends, who often nest in colonies to protect each other from predators, the Santange...

SPOTLIGHT: SRI St. Petersburg

SRI St. Petersburg is accelerating technology R&D in ocean science, marine technology and port security with cutting-edge technologies that have applications far beyond these realms. Experts in chemical sensing, optical imagin...

Probing the Deep

From the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, cutting-edge research by Ocean Team scientists is gaining international acclaim. In the days and months following one of the nation’s worst environ...