Sea grass

Volunteers press on with Great Scallop Search

Volunteers press on with Great Scallop Search

While severe weather conditions have canceled parts of this year’s Great Scallop Search in Santa Rosa Sound, volunteers with the UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Santa Rosa County office will take to the surf again Saturday in hopes of finding seagrass-dwelling bay scallops. The Great Scallop Search is an annual event put on by the […]

Snorkeling program delivers different aspect of the national seashore

Snorkeling program delivers different aspect of the national seashore

Underneath the sparkling sun-kissed surface of the water off the shore of Naval Live Oaks, no more than a couple of feet really, there is a world that many forget exists. Tucked away in the seagrass that covers large areas of the bay floor are various forms of sea life, everything from fish and hermit […]

Scallop search comes up empty handed

Scallop search comes up empty handed

The creatures appear as something out of a science fiction movie. Their outer shell is hard and rounded with scaly groves. A mouth stretches along the entire diameter of the body with hundreds of fringe-like tentacles. A ring of bright royal blue eyes sweep around each edge of the mouth. But this bivalve mollusk is […]