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Carnivorous Plants Along the Apalachicola

Join us on an adventure across the Apalachicola Lowlands, home to an incredible diversity of carnivorous plants and other wildflowers. he shoot, technically,...

Oyster Farming and Doing The Right Thing!

Doing the right thing! We hear a lot about “helping businesses” and “creating jobs”,...
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Frosted Flatwoods Salamanders: Recovery, Redundancy, & Fire

The Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission and its partners work to protect the frosted flatwoods salamander, a fire dependent animal in serious decline. Once common...
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Research and Adventure in Guyana: Bruce Means Reflects

After 30 years, local biologist Bruce Means' has completed his final adventure in the tepuis (table-top mountains) of the Guyana Shield. Home...
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Garden of Eden Trail | Family Hike to the Apalachicola River

Originally Posted May 28, 2020 Early in the Pandemic, WFSU Ecology Producer Rob Diaz de Villegas and his family...
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The Repeating History Behind the FAMU Hospital Closure

With the passing of the civil rights act in 1964, integration has been repeatedly used as a reason to close historically black Institutions. This...
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Searching a Steephead for the Apalachicola Dusky Salamander

Originally Published: November 16, 2017 In a steephead ravine by the Apalachicola River, we look for the Apalachicola dusky salamander...
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Dwarf Salamander Search in the Chipola River Floodplain

Originally Published: November 9, 2017 Bruce Means and his fellow researchers at Florida State University have recently discovered that what...
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Bradwell Bay: a Last Refuge of the Southern Dusky Salamander

Originally Published: November 16, 2017 Deep in the Apalachicola National Forest, the Bradwell Bay Wilderness is the best remaining...

Virtual Reality Has Gone RotoLoco

When I think of virtual reality and immersive experiences, I think of Disney World or Universal Studios. I visualize...
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New Ecology Blogger a Researcher, Artist, and Communicator

FSU graduate student Dani Davis introduces herself and shares what she'll be doing with WFSU's Ecology Blog. Hi, I’m Dani. As a new (well, technically returning)...
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Lower Lake Lafayette: Kayak Tallahassee’s Hidden Swamp

Many people in our community may be more familiar with the Piney Z Lake than Lower Lake Lafayette, but the two are actually only...