Tag Archive: Historic

Tung Trees – Historic Crop; Toxic Legacy

The bright blossoms of the tung oil tree come from the center of new growth. Photo by Jed Dillard The highway from Monticello to Tallahassee (US 90) is famous for its summer blooming crape myrtle trees donated by nurseryman Fred Mahan. This month, there’s another historic tree flowering along that highway, as well as in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/28/tung-trees-historic-crop-toxic-legacy/

Historic and Modern Use of Artificial Reefs in Northwest Florida

Photo Courtesy of NOAA – Car bodies and other thin metal materials such as appliances were once used to create artificial reefs. Monitoring revealed these materials deteriorate quickly. History of Artificial Reefs and Materials Ancient mariners observed large numbers of fish inhabiting areas near sunken vessels. Our first sailors quickly realized objects placed in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/11/21/historic-and-modern-use-of-artificial-reefs-in-northwest-florida/