Educating with Extension Newsletters

Each month, the Extension Service publishes a newsletter about its exciting programs and events both past and upcoming. See what we are doing and how you can become involved. 

For our February 2021 newsletter, we featured an article written by our Sea Grant  Agent, Shelly Krueger, Florida's Coral Reef- Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease.coral

"Two years ago this month, a student at College of the Florida Keys was the first to report and photograph the spread of stony coral tissue loss disease off Key West, Florida at the Eastern Dry Rocks.  He was able to identify the disease because he was trained by Florida Sea Grant agents Shelly Krueger and Ana Zangroniz and completed the UF/IFAS Extension Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Underwater Observer Training course.  Stony coral tissue loss disease is devastating Florida's Coral Reef and the Caribbean from the Bahamas to St. Lucia and affects more than half of the 45 species of stony corals that live in our region.  Thankfully, staghorn and elkhorn coral are not susceptible."

To read the article, and find events and programs of the Extension Service, check out the February 2021 Newsletter!

If you, or someone you know, would like to begin receiving these newsletters, please contact UF-IFAS Monroe County Extension Services at or (305) 292-4501. 

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