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Hundreds of Cold Stunned Sea Turtles Wash up in St. Joe Bay

By Joe Vitale January 5, 2018 | 10:44am | Updated Hundreds of sea turtles rescued due to ‘Cold stunning’ Share   Florida’s unusually cold weather is keeping more than just tourists out the water. Hundreds of sea turtles are washing up on Gulf County shores due to “cold stunning,” an ecological phenomenon caused by cold water temperatures, according to reports. Read More

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Scallop Festival Kicks off Friday!

  By TIM CROFT / The Port St. Joe Star | 850-227-7827 / @PSJ_Star | tcroft@starfl.com Posted at 1:00 AMUpdated at 8:43 AM    The 21st annual Florida Scallop and Music Festival arrives at Port St. Joe’s George Core Park this weekend, with plenty of music, food and fun for kids of all ages. The 21st annual Florida Scallop Read More

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Scallop Season Opens!

GULF COUNTY, FL — (WTVY) The Gulf County bay scallop season will soon open. It will run from September 23rd until October 9th.  Thanks to a naturally occurring algae bloom, it seemed like this day would never arrive. After the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission received two clean tests of the bay they were prepared Read More

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Scallop Season Remains Closed

PORT ST. JOE, Fla. – It’s been nearly one month since this year’s scallop season was postponed in St. Joseph Bay in Gulf County. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has also issued a closure for the harvest of all clams, mussels and oysters in St. Joseph Bay. Locals in gulf county are Read More

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Gulf County Scallop Season still Postponed

GULF COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, those who want to go scalloping in St. Joseph Bay have to wait just a little longer. FWC officials say the season will be postponed until scallop samples test safe for people to eat after a naturally occurring algae bloom. Also, the Florida Department Read More