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More than a dozen species of the “requiem” shark family Carcharhinidae may occur in the brackish and salt waters around Escambia County. Bull sharks have been observed within fresh water rivers.
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I have been interested in sharks for as long as I can remember. Growing up on the Florida panhandle coast, I developed an interest in all forms of marine life, including sharks.
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August 1, 2017 RSS feed / Features

IF THIS OLD HOUSE could talk

A red brick ranch is rarely noticed by the thousands of people who travel Hwy. 98 through Gulf Breeze. It is nestled behind a gas station and an overgrown parcel of land. More...

Make a date with an apostrophe

Okay, here’s the problem.  Way too many of us are putting apostrophes in the wrong place where dates are concerned -- mostly when it comes to writing years.  I can’t tell you how many times things like this cross my desk: She lo More...

I've got friends in wet places...

MEET SOME CARCHARHINIDAE, better known as sharks

More than a dozen species of the “requiem” shark family Carcharhinidae may occur in the brackish and salt waters around Escambia County. Bull sharks have been observed within fresh water rivers. More...

Honoring Fallen Marines Aug. 19

A crew of six U.S. Marines aboard Vengeance 01 made the ultimate sacrifice May 12, 2015, while providing humanitarian and lifesaving assistance to Nepalese earthquake victims during Operation Sahayogi Haat.  More...

Lemony Baked Fish

4 3-5 ounce basa fish fillets or other mild white fish (emperor fish, trigger, etc… ) 4 tablespoons butter (or substitute,) melted 4 tablespoons lemon juice More...

Fish Stories

Gettin’ the dirt on fishing

This season, so far, will go down in the history books as the one with the worst water conditions for the entire summer. Generally, dirty water sticks around for two to three weeks, depending on the currents.  More...

Calendar

SavetheDATE!

August 3* National Watermelon Day | August 19* Aviation Day August 23* Ride the Wind Day | August 30* Toasted Marshmallow  PENSACOLA LITTLE THEATRE  “Cats” amateur production 400 South Jefferson St., Pensacola Aug. More...

Interview with LOVE GUN: KISS TRIBUTE BAND ON STAGE

KISS is a band that everyone has had some interaction with in their lifetime. I mean, who doesn’t want to “Rock and Roll All Nite” in “Detroit Rock City”? More...

AUGUST OUTDOOR CONCERTS

BANDS ON THE BEACH   Tuesdays * 7 p.m. * Pensacola Beach * Gulfside Pavilion Free concerts. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. More...

Summer Recipe

The following recipe was submitted through the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences by Lynn Moore,  Office Assistant II, at the Santa Rosa County Extension Office.   More...

BEACH GAMES

1. Fill the Bucket – with water or sand or lost bikini tops, whichever is more abundant in your spot on the beach. Divide players into teams. More...

Don’t dive into disaster, unless you want a bad break

Every year millions of people flock to U.S. beaches for some fun and relaxation. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the dangers that can turn their idyllic day into a medical emergency.  More...

Meeting sharks on their own wet turf

I have been interested in sharks for as long as I can remember. Growing up on the Florida panhandle coast, I developed an interest in all forms of marine life, including sharks. More...

BLUE ANGELS

(as written at the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Camp)   More...

Stargazing

Partial eclipse to attract star gazers’ attention in August

For August 2017, the waxing gibbous moon passes three degrees north of Saturn in the southeastern twilight on Aug. 3. The full moon, the Green Corn Moon, is only Aug. 7. The Perseid meteor shower peaks on the morning of Aug. More...