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Sea Turtle Nesting Is Focus Of October Public Lecture at Marine Discovery Center

The 2019 sea turtle nesting season in Volusia County and Canaveral National Seashore will be the featured topic at the Marine Discovery Center’s October monthly lecture series. Kristen Kneifl, Canaveral National Seashore Chief of Resource Management, Volusia County Sea Turtle Conservation Plan Field Manager Sami McCorkle, and Jaymie Reneker, biologist with Ecological Associates, Inc., will co-present the update on this year’s record nesting season on … Continue reading Sea Turtle Nesting Is Focus Of October Public Lecture at Marine Discovery Center

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Smooth Waters Wildlife Park – Deleon Springs

Text // Photos by Kelsey Walters After a While, Crocodile Living in Florida, we all know about alligators. We joke to visitors that they are just as much a part of our daily lives as squirrels, but in reality, unless we are encroaching on their territory, we don’t often get an up-close experience. A new wildlife park is offering the chance to really get to … Continue reading Smooth Waters Wildlife Park – Deleon Springs

Florida’s Toxic Algae Blooms

The Shameful Truth Behind Florida’s Algae Blooms If you’re someone with at least two of your five senses, you’ve likely been made aware of Florida’s algae bloom crises. Along both coasts of our state, marine ecosystems are being laid to waste by toxic algae. The algae is so prolific this year because it is fed by nutrient-rich runoff from our agricultural industries, golf courses and … Continue reading Florida’s Toxic Algae Blooms

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Pool Safety for Your Pet

Pet Safety Around the Water Last month we had a great question regarding safety for dogs at the beach. As a follow up this month we will delve deeper into overall swimming and pool safety for our canine friends. Being aware of potential dangers and setting up for a fun experience will help make outdoor water activities an enjoyable time for all involved. Can Your … Continue reading Pool Safety for Your Pet