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Protecting butterflies from the cold

Alachua County experienced a loud burst of cold earlier this week. And for visitor attractions, keeping the ice of the plants isn’t the only concern. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich spoke with Florida Museum of Natural History Visitor and Operations Coordinator Jeff Hansen, who says keeping the butterflies warm is a seasonal …

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Yearly dig unearths fossils and more

The Florida Museum of Natural History hosted a volunteer fossil dig from November 11-20 at the Thomas Farm site in Gilchrist County. WUFT-FM’s Juliana Valencia says people digging at the site discovered more than just old bones. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/valenciafossilwrap.mp3]

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Solving seafood confusion

The Florida Musuem of Natural History is hosting Seafood Choices: Why am I confused? A Science Cafe focusing on seafood industry changes and the effect on  consumers. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Veronica Vilar reports. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/editedsciencecafewrapVeronicaVilar.mp3] “Seafood Choices:  Why Am I Confused” gets underway at the Florida Museum of Natural History on October …

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Florida Cattle Ranchers Exhibit opens at the Florida Museum of Natural History

“Move Over Texans, Floridians are the original cowboys.” That’s the slogan being used to describe the latest exhibit opening Saturday, February 12th at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. WUFT-FM’s Phillip Marks talks to the Co-Curator of the Florida Cattle Ranchers Exhibit, Robert Stone. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/cowboysQA.mp3]

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Shark attacks down in Florida but up in the nation

With Florida’s long coastline, the state traditionally sees the highest number of shark attacks per year globally. Last year, the number of attacks around the world climbed, but there were actually fewer reported in the state. WUFT’s Kara VanHoose spoke with the Director of the Florida Museum of Natural History …

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Coral reefs remain at risk from BP oil spill and global warming

The Obama administration will no longer allow new deepwater drilling projects to go forward without environmental reviews, as happened with BP’s Deepwater Horizon. The administration announced the new policy today (Monday) after the White House Council on Environmental Quality reported that BP got environmental exemptions based on decades-old data. Shallow-water …

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