Tag Archive: “Sea

The Christmas “Sea Star”

The Florida Orange Sea Star.Photo: Florida Sea Grant One of the more popular traditions this time of year is placing the star on top of the Christmas Tree. The star represents the Christmas Star which led the wise men to the manager.  The stars that have been placed on Christmas Trees over the decades have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/16/the-christmas-sea-star/

Thanksgiving and the Sea…

I was trying to think of a topic that could connect Thanksgiving and our marine environment. Like many others, when I think of Thanksgiving images of Pilgrims and native Americans come to mind.  There is the turkey – and I wrote about “turkey fish” (another name for lionfish) last year.  So I continued to think.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/18/thanksgiving-and-the-sea/

They Call it “Sea Lice”

I have played in the waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico all of my life… but I have never heard of this – “sea lice.” It has been in the news recently and I have had a couple inquiries concerning it so I decided to investigate.   A few weeks ago there was a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/10/they-call-it-sea-lice/