September 21, 2019

Florida Trend Video Picks

In the early 2000s, scientists taking samples in open water looking for tiny organisms instead stumbled on something man-made – microplastics. What are microplastics? Lara Milligan, UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County natural resources agent, breaks it down.

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Human chain guides four dolphins out of a St. Petersburg canal
Human chain guides four dolphins out of a St. Petersburg canal

Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and Clearwater Marine Aquarium formed a human chain to guide the dolphins out of the canal and back into Tampa Bay. Officials say they think the animals were scared of going back under the bridge.

Hillsborough goat farm goes for Guinness world record
Hillsborough goat farm goes for Guinness world record

More than 500 people and 110 goats attended a yoga class Sept. 14 at the Grady Goat Farm in eastern Hillsborough County. The owner, Debbie Canton, hopes to set a Guinness world record for the largest-ever goat yoga session.

Nikki Fried talks hemp during visit to West Volusia
Nikki Fried talks hemp during visit to West Volusia

Nikki Fried, Florida’s commissioner of agriculture and consumer services, told West Volusia leaders of her goals for the agricultural community, including making hemp a regular crop.

This penthouse is the highest point in St. Petersburg
This penthouse is the highest point in St. Petersburg

The penthouse at One St. Petersburg is for sale and the three-bedroom, three and a half bath luxury apartment is the highest spot in the city with spectacular bay views.

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What are microplastics? An expert breaks it down.
What are microplastics? An expert breaks it down.

In the early 2000s, scientists taking samples in open water looking for tiny organisms instead stumbled on something man-made – microplastics. What are microplastics? Lara Milligan, UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County natural resources agent, breaks it down.

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