Urban Wildlife

Rip Currents Expected Today

Rip Currents Expected Today

 

Florida Division of Emergency Management officials are reminding beachgoers to stay alert as strong onshore winds along the entire Atlantic Coast will bring rough surf and a high risk of rip currents throughout the week. These conditions will also bring an elevated risk of rip currents along portions of the Panhandle through tomorrow. Those traveling to the beach should be aware that when red beach warning flags are flying, swimming in Florida’s coastal waters can be dangerous. 

The SAM Club to hold First Annual "Paws in the Sand"

The St. Augustine Humane Society will benefit from The Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) dog walk-a-thon to be held on Sat., March 31. The event will be held at Butler Beach Park East on SR-A1A across from the fire station, with free parking at Butler Beach Park and the parking lot at the Mary Street ramp. The walk-a-thon begins with registration and entertainment at 9:00 am and the walk-a-thon runs from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. The fundraiser includes a one mile walk on the beach, dog training presentations, and demonstrations by St. Johns County K-9 officers. Music, food, and prizes will also be featured.

St. Augustine Humane Society Receives 300 lbs. of Pet Food from Nease High School's

St. Augustine Humane Society Receives 300 lbs. of Pet Food from Nease High School's

 

The St. Augustine Humane Society has received approximately 300 lbs. of pet food for dogs and cats from Nease High School's "Panthers for Pets", a student run organization. Jason Lee, a Nease High School junior and International Baccalaureate (IB) student, and president of the civic club started Panthers for Pets in August and initiated the plea for pet food to help the Humane Society and its Pet Food Bank. The Pet Food Bank provides food and supplies to pet owners in financial need and allows families to receive assistance for up to six months.

Tiger Shark, Hammerhead Prohibitions Start Jan. 1

Tiger Shark, Hammerhead Prohibitions Start Jan. 1

 

The recreational and commercial harvest of tiger sharks and smooth, scalloped and great hammerhead sharks will be prohibited in Florida state waters beginning Jan. 1.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved the management change at its Nov. 16 Commission meeting in an effort to further protect these top predators.

Strong Storm Winds Cause Problems For Pelicans

Strong Storm Winds Cause Problems For Pelicans

SOUTH ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, FL- The recent nor’Easter weather impacting the First Coast throughout the duration of the weekend has had the marine life is stirred up. The churning seas and coastal winds are causing massive schools of fingerling mullet to run into the Matanzas Inlet. This massive schooling of baby fish, and the strong consistent wind gusting off the ocean, caused quite a commotion among the marine birds in the Matanzas area Saturday.