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Mar 5, 2024

Navarre Beach great white necropsy provides opportunity for biologists

When the great white shark which washed ashore on Navarre Beach was hauled off for its necropsy, many people assumed that was the end of the story, but for scientists who study these apex predators, it was only the beginning.

Mar 4, 2024

Navarre Beach great white necropsy provides opportunity for biologists

When the great white shark which washed ashore on Navarre Beach was hauled off for its necropsy, many people assumed that was the end of the story, but for scientists who study these apex predators, it was only the beginning.

Feb 27, 2024

Great white shark washes ashore on Navarre Beach

On Feb. 23, a great white shark washed ashore on Navarre Beach. The sight of a 15-foot shark, particularly a species as famous as the great white, garnered much attention on social media and throughout the Navarre community.

Feb 26, 2024

Navarre Beach Lifeguards welcome 13 new guards, get ready for season

With Spring Break just a few weeks away, Navarre Beach Lifeguards are getting ready. The beach safety outfit recently welcomed 13 newcomers.

Feb 19, 2024

Lionfish a featured topic at Northwest Florida Extension conference

On Feb. 8, ecologists and extension workers across Florida gathered on Okaloosa Island for the Northwest Florida Lionfish Workshop.

The goal of the workshop was to give the latest updates on the science around red lionfish, an invasive and venomous fish species native to the Indo-Pacific. They have been in Florida waters since the 1980s.


Feb 14, 2024

Fishermen catch 1,200 lb. great white shark off Navarre Beach

“That’s a monster, dude.”

Those were the words Dylan Wier used when he saw the giant, great white shark which had bit onto fellow angler Blaine Kenny’s fishing pole. The great white shark turned out to weigh about 1,200 pounds and was around 12 feet long.


Feb 2, 2024

Boy Scout brings his passion for firefighting to Eagle Scout project

On most days, firefighters are the ones helping others but on Jan. 20, firefighters with Navarre Beach Fire Rescue District (NBFRD) received a helping hand from a young man.

Jan 15, 2024

Navarre residents, businesses assess damage after January storm

Although Santa Rosa County faired better than other parts of north Florida, the storm system, known as Winter Storm Finn, left noticeable damage to boardwalks, businesses, churches and other places in the county when it rolled through the Florida Panhandle the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 9

Jan 10, 2024

Three cheers (and plunges) for the New Year!

Each New Year’s Day, people flock to Navarre Beach to brave the (sometimes) cold temps and jump into the Gulf or Sound to usher in the new year. For the past few years, there have been a couple of ‘plunges’ on Navarre Beach.

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