Category Archives: Conservation & Restoration

Kittiwake Death a Wake-Up Call

Sometimes it takes a tragedy to change the way things have always been done. It started last winter when two kittiwakes – Arctic birds seldom seen in Florida – showed up at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Pier State Park. Birders from...

Shinn’s Escapades Enlighten, Entertain

The first time I ever heard Gene Shinn’s name was in 1995 when he published a report in a journal called Applied and Environmental Microbiology showing how quickly raw sewage flowed from a Key Largo septic tank to an adjacent cana...

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...

Make a Worm a Home!

By Barbara Fincher. Kids across Hillsborough County have an amazing opportunity to kick up their recycling skills! You know those blue and green recycling bins everyone has laying around? They’re not going to be used anymore, but ...