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2014-11-20 23:11:36

Samuel L. Hill, III, MD, FACS and Patrick M.

2014-11-20 23:10:14

Popular Loyalty Program Launches Mobile App on October 1st, 2014 (PRWEB) November 20, 2014 When it was founded in 1998, the Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club

2014-11-20 23:07:33

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Allergy Sleep & Lung Care is offering advice on maintaining a healthy set of lungs FORT MYERS, Fla.

2014-11-20 23:06:23

Ashford Global IT, a leading provider of IT training services, has made a generous donation of employee time, money and supplies to the Eustis, Florida-based Cat Protection Society.

2014-11-20 23:02:05

An excellent program and cutting-edge research trials drew a near-record crowd to the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Balm November 5, for the 9th annual Florida Ag Expo.

2014-11-20 16:30:08

Inmates Graduated with Fully Accredited High School Diplomas and Advanced Career Certificates from First-of-its-Kind Education Program for Correctional Institutions TALLAHASSEE, Fla.,

2014-11-20 16:27:52

Nuclear Engineering Firm Chosen as Designer and General Contractor for Florida Medical Isotope Production Facility CORAL GABLES, Fla., Nov.

2014-11-20 16:24:47

Families are joining together online to help each other deal with the damage of favoritism. CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov.


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Sand Pine, Pinus clausa
2014-04-14 10:28:55

Sand Pine (Pinus clausa) is found along the Florida coasts line mainly the Florida Peninsula from Tampa to Naples on the Gulf Coast and from St. Augustine to Fort Lauderdale on the Atlantic Coast. Some trees can be found in higher elevations of the peninsula from Clay County to Lake Okeechobee. The sand pine grows best in sandy and otherwise unsuitable soil depleted of any nutrients. The sand pine is a short and shrubby tree, which grows to heights of 16-33 feet with some growing to 69...

Ocala National Forest
2014-01-20 10:22:39

Ocala National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Florida. This forest, established in 1908, encompasses 430,447 acres and is the oldest national forest east of the Mississippi River. It holds four designated wilderness areas including Billies Bay Wilderness and Juniper Prairie Wilderness. This forest receives millions of visitors each year, more than any other national forest within Mississippi. Ocala National Forest resides within the Florida sand...

Apalachicola National Forest
2013-11-01 10:37:21

The Apalachicola National Forest is the largest U.S. National Forest within the state of Florida. It encompasses 632,890 acres and is the only national forest located in the Florida Panhandle. The National Forest provides water and land-based outdoors activities such as swimming, hiking, hunting, fishing, horse-back riding, and off-road ATV usage. The forest contains two Wilderness Areas: Bradwell Bay Wilderness Area and Mud Swamp/New River Wilderness. There are also several special...

Florida Black Bear, Ursus americanus floridanus
2013-05-17 11:12:26

The Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus) is a subspecies of the American black bear. It once held a range that included Florida and southern areas of Georgia and Alabama. Today it occurs in these areas and in southern Mississippi, but its range is now fragmented. This species prefers a habitat within forested areas like sand-pine scrub, wetlands, oak scrub, and upland hardwood forests. This is the only species of bear to prefer a subtropical habitat. The Florida black bear...

Dry Tortugas National Park
2013-04-18 12:21:11

Dry Tortugas National Park is located in the Gulf of Mexico in the United States. The park consists of a small chain of coral islands, comprising 64,701 acres, but only 104 acres of land. The islands are about seventy miles from Key West, Florida and comprise the far western portion of the Florida Keys. The first European explorer to visit the area was Juan Ponce de León, who named the islands the Tortugas after catching 160 sea turtles near them. The term “dry” is used to denote the...

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