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Aug 8, 2013

Program blends conservation, history and fun for area youth

This year’s Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) serving at the Gulf Islands National Seashore included five Navarre High School students, along with other teens from Gulf Breeze and Pensacola.

Aug 1, 2013

Gray triggerfish, greater amberjack seasons open

Recreational season for gray triggerfish and greater amberjack opened today in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters. The commercial harvest of gray triggerfish also reopened today in Gulf state and federal waters.

Aug 1, 2013

Florida’s beaches to be available on Google Maps 

ST. PETERSBURG — Florida’s 825 miles of beaches are coming to a computer near you.

Aug 1, 2013

Beach communities urge safety after 3 drownings 

PENSACOLA BEACH — Parents Steve and Jamie Colbert kept a constant watch Tuesday as their sons played in the gently rolling surf off Pensacola Beach.

Jul 25, 2013

Red snapper quota increased for federal waters

NEW ORLEANS — Fishing regulators voted to increase this year’s red snapper quota by 2.5 million pounds and to start a recreational season Oct. 1 if the anglers’ share of the catch so far allows it.

Jul 25, 2013

Two Navarre Beach groups seek county funding

There is much excitement over projects planned by two groups housed in county property at Navarre Beach County Park. Santa Rosa County Commissioners heard two separate funding requests from the lessees at the July 22 committee meeting.

Jul 25, 2013

Sunken boat near Juana’s not illegal

A sunken boat just off the coast near Juana’s Pagoda in the sound has attracted the attention of both playful children and concerned citizens. As kids are climbing on and leaping from the boat, residents and visitors have wondered if there is a safety concern – or even a legal one.

Jul 18, 2013

Kayak fishermen rescue injured sea turtle off of Navarre Beach

Three kayak fishermen rescued a badly injured Loggerhead sea turtle Tuesday after they found it exhausted and close to death about a half-mile off shore at Navarre Beach.

Jul 11, 2013

Volunteers are lifeblood of turtle center

Volunteers showed their support for the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center at a recent volunteer orientation meeting. The center, which is run entirely by volunteer positions, had 41 volunteers attend the meeting at the Hampton Inn ready to help in any way possible.

Jul 11, 2013

Controlling deer and horse flies

Tourists aren’t the only visitors flocking to the beach this time of year. Pesky deer and horse flies are also hitting the coast.  And, unlike ordinary flies, these winged pests have a noticeable bite and can leave an itchy bump.
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