Florida is supposed to be the Sunshine State. Even during the winter, Florida might have cold days every now and then, but typically it doesn’t stay cold like it has been the past couple of weeks.
Lows in Navarre have consistently been in the 30s and 40s since the beginning of the year and Floridians are starting to wonder why.
Publisher of Navarre Press Sandi Kemp took a walk down the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier and snapped these tropical shots this week. Enjoy!
Deployment of new reef modules for the one-mile out reef expansion is expected to begin Tuesday morning at three sites off the shore of Navarre Beach.
A total of 47 structures will be deployed, including 20 at a site a little more than a mile south of the pier. The other two sites are a little less than a mile west of the pier.
In addition to the numerous sea birds that walk along the shoreline or fly overhead, small marine creatures wash up on shore or make their home near its edge.
Some are easy to identify. Others are not.
There’s a variety of wildlife teeming just below the surface and down into the depths of the Gulf of Mexico, from tiny microbials to massive great white sharks and every shape and size between.
But for marine biologists and other scientists who need air to breath, observing and understanding this diverse ecosystem can be tricky. That is where tracking comes in.