PBS and NPR for Southwest Florida
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

News

About This Section
News
  • 30936974797_33af4e9135_o.jpg
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser/Tim Donovan/FWC
    /
    We are all connected by the environment we share. The Earth is our home. This is the space where we share the environmental stories that caught our attention this week, in Florida and beyond.
  • Mangrove climate conquest of oysters
    Kevin Spear/Orlando Sentinel
    /
    Within a coastal refuge of tiny islands and sea water saltier than the ocean is a climate battle among natural Florida’s titans.It’s happening in Central Florida’s remote and alluring Mosquito Lagoon, which nearly abuts Kennedy Space Center launch pads at the Atlantic Ocean.Reigning guardians of the lagoon are oysters. They assemble in fortresses of low mounds, or reefs that appear above water at low tide. Their closely clustered shells suggest an invincible bristle of daggers and shields.Invaders of Mosquito Lagoon are mangroves. Leafy and leggy, they are the only tree species fond of saltwater. Mangroves expand their turf by launching hordes of floating invaders that are sort of like elongated seeds and are called propagules.