New Hurricane Forecast Website: Beyond the Cone

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1st and so far the weather has been fairly docile. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s annual hurricane season forecast, the 2018 season projects an active next few months with high levels of storm activity. When a hurricane first begins to form and move […]

Read More

Sunscreen: Coral’s Demise

Summer is here once again, and it is the perfect opportunity to spend some time outside with family and friends. Many people are flocking to Florida beaches for the warm sunshine and salty sea air. This popular pastime allows individuals to become one with our natural world. What we don’t always realize, is that we […]

Read More

Celebrate World Oceans Day with Nature’s Academy

June 8th is World Oceans Day. The oceans of planet Earth connect all of us and provide us with so many things such as food, water, even medicine. The bulk of our oxygen supply is also provided to us at no cost from this priceless resource that is essential to life as we know it; […]

Read More

Sea Turtle Nesting – Impacts from Increasing Temperature

Summer is upon us and that means we are in the middle of sea turtle nesting season. Sea turtles typically nest from May through October along beautiful coastlines all over the world. Of the seven species of sea turtles that exist, five are found in Florida! They are the Kemp’s Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), Hawksbill (Eretmochelys […]

Read More

Florida on the Freeze

Currently throughout Florida, many reptiles are being found motionless due to the unusually cold temperatures being experienced in the south. You may be wondering, why is this happening? This is occurring because reptiles are ectotherms – meaning that their internal body temperature relies on external forces to regulate. Ectotherms, or coldblooded animals, become immobile when […]

Read More