Category Archives: People and the Bay

Pilot program re-creates low-salinity habitat

Once upon a time, when Florida panthers and black bears still freely roamed the Tampa Bay watershed, more than 300 creeks and rivers supplied the estuary with fresh water, creating low-salinity habitats that supported the vast maj...

Profile: There’s something about Mary

Tampa Bay’s Mary Mangiapia becomes the first woman to through-kayak 1,500 miles around Florida By Marcia Biggs When the 300-mile Everglades Challenge sea kayak race from St. Petersburg to Key Largo was cancelled in early March due...

Mark Rachal: Audubon sanctuary manager

Growing up in Chicago, Mark Rachal wanted to be a zookeeper. About 25 years later, he’s manager of Florida Audubon’s Coastal Island Sanctuaries, including islands named the state’s most important bird colony by the Florida Fish an...