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Florida Celebrates High Sea Turtle Nest Count This Season

Oct. 30, 2014 ~Conservation efforts reduce human impact on sea turtle nesting~ A sea turtle hatchling makes its way to the ocean. Researchers are again seeing a high number of sea turtle nests on Florida’s beaches this year. The number of nests in Florida has increased over the past several years as a result of […]

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Apalachicola NERR Staff Help to Rescue Nearly 50 Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles

Florida’s shallow bays and estuaries provide important habitats for threatened and endangered sea turtles. Apalachicola is home to adults and juveniles of three species of sea turtle: the loggerhead, green and Kemp’s Ridley. As subzero temperatures swept most the north and western parts of the nation this week, Florida also experienced a cold snap. While […]

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Rookery Bay Reserve Welcomes New Research Coordinator

Florida Department of Environmental Protection is pleased to announce a new staff member in the Research Department at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Kevin Cunniff has joined the staff as Research Coordinator. “We are so pleased to welcome this outstanding professional to our staff,” said Alberto Chavez, Operations Manager for the Reserve, which protects […]

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