Island News

Lionfish research planned for Saturday at Fort Pickens

Gulf Islands National Seashore will conduct lionfish research in the water west of the Fort Pickens fishing pier between sunrise to noon, Saturday, July 24. A total of four survey dives will be conducted between May and October 2021 by the Ocean Strike Team in partnership with the University of Florida Extension Program. The purpose of these surveys is to […]

Using horse sense to heal hidden wounds




It’s name – War Horse Project – may evoke initial images of man’s inhumanity to man, but Dr. Sean Hollonbeck’s commitment is to encouraging humanity at its best, helped along by some beautiful four-legged creatures that, he believes, not only know how to carry humans into battle but also how to help heal their battle scars. Retired U.S. Army Col. […]

SRC Animal Shelter in danger of losing ‘no kill’ status

The Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter is currently at full capacity with over 300 animals receiving care. While the recent addition of a foster care program has been a large relief, the shelter’s space and resources are limited. Providing care for the growing numbers of dogs and cats is becoming increasingly difficult. The shelter’s goal is to provide a positive […]

Join Pensacola Beach Junior Lifeguards this Summer

The Pensacola Beach Junior Lifeguard program is seeking aspiring lifeguards between the ages of 13 and 15 to join an exciting and challenging two-week training session this summer on Casino Beach. A tryout for the Junior Lifeguard Program will take place Saturday, June 12 at 7:30 a.m. at Quietwater Beach. The tryout will consist of an approximately 400-yard open water […]


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