January Fish of the Month: Bluenose Shiner Pteronotropis welaka Dr. Geoffrey Smith NWFSC Biology Instructor The Bluenose Shiner is a small (maximum size of about 2 inches) freshwater species that is endemic to a few of the river drainages in the southeastern US. Endemic species, are organisms that have a very limited natural distribution…
About the Contest
Each January through March, we put out a call for submissions to local amateur photographers to submit their best nature photography. The pictures must encompass the natural heritage of the Northwest Florida Panhandle region. Our NWFSC judges evaluate creativity, photographic quality, the ability to encompass science in the natural world, and effectiveness in conveying the beauty and unique character of the Northwest Florida region. The top winners get featured on our social media, website, and in our special 12-month calendar.
Rules and Submission Guidelines
Official contest rules and the required entry form are available through the MKEI office beginning in January when the contest begins. All entrants must be amateur photographers. Submitted photos must have been taken in the Northwest Florida region within the last two years.
For our most recent contest, the top three winning photos and additional honorable mentions will be featured in the 2021 MKEI Calendar. Prizes were awarded with $250 for first place, $150 for second place, and $100 for third place.
Questions and More Information
Specific contest questions and inquiries can be directed to the MKEI office.
December Fish(es) of the Month: Gulf Flounder Paralichthys albigutta and Southern Flounder Paralichthys lethostigma
December Fish(es) of the Month: Gulf Flounder Paralichthys albigutta and Southern Flounder Paralichthys lethostigma Dr. Geoffrey Smith NWFSC Biology Instructor December 1st marks the reopening of harvest for these two species in Florida’s waters. The Gulf and Southern Flounder are very similar in appearance and life history characteristics, hence their management as a single species…