DEP Nominated Project Receives Funding for Coral Mapping Research (10/18/13)
- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute has been awarded
a grant to create new detailed maps of the coral reefs off Martin,
Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties in order to
provide a better view of the coral reef ecosystem.
Sea Turtle Nest Count Second Highest on Record (8/16/13) -
Researchers at Florida's three National Estuarine Research Reserves
are reporting that this year's sea turtle nesting season is boasting
the second highest nest count on record at the reserves.
Guana Tolomato Matanzas Research Reserve Receeives Outstanding
Business Partner Award (6/14/13) - Florida Education
Commissioner Dr. Tony Bennett awarded The Guana Tolomato
Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve the 26th Annual
Commissioner's Business Recognition Award Thursday night in Tampa.
South American Bird Spotted for First Time in Florida at the GTM
Research Reserve (6/6/13) - The Guana Tolomato
Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve documented a sighting
of the Variegated Flycatcher bird (Empidonomus varius) Wednesday
afternoon, June 5 near the Reserve's Guana Dam, the first such
viewing of the bird in Florida and less than five times in the
Rookery Bay Premieres Lely High School Students' Films (5/24/13)
- The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, in
partnership with Collier County Public Schools and Discovery
Education, hosted Lely High School's first ever marine science film
Guana Tolomato Matanzas Research Reserve Commemorates
Ponce de Leon's Arrival to Florida on 500th Anniversary (4/3/13) -
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Guana Tolomato Matanzas National
Estuarine Research Reserve unveiled the Ponce Educational Exhibit, a new educational
display at its North Beach Access today on the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leon's
landing in Florida.
Fifteen Local Students Participate in "Girls in Science
Day" at Rookery Bay Reserve (3/29/13) - Fifteen Collier County students middle school
students participated in Rookery Bay Reserve's "Girls in Science Day," a day of hands-on learning
at the reserve with activities such as a boat trip to Keewaydin Island, viewing beach-nesting
birds through binoculars, a scavenger hunt and demonstrations of GIS.
Florida Pays Tribute to the State's Seagrasses (3/4/13) - Governor Rick Scott
March 2013 Seagrass Awareness Month, the 12th annual statewide recognition from the Executive
Office of the Governor. Awareness of seagrass and its integral role in the marine ecosystem, will
help to create an understanding of the way seagrass damage can impact both the economic and
ecological value of our marine resources.