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Gulf Islands NS @GulfIslandsNPS Florida & Mississippi

The official Twitter account of Gulf Islands National Seashore; 160 miles of white sand, blue waters, and history.

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Joined Twitter 3/29/16


🎶“Saturday in the park, I think it was the Fourth of July...” Happy #July4th from Gulf Islands! Enjoy the colorful… https://t.co/zLLXEsvUlH
7/4
2020
When you realize you forgot to pack a swimsuit for the beach... Swimsuit styles may have changed but the importance… https://t.co/nm1IDFokOL
7/2
2020
Female alligators build a nest of soil or vegetation to lay an average of 32-46 eggs. At #GulfIslandsNS find alliga… https://t.co/QTi7NFc4Ui
7/1
2020
What can you do during this period of very hot and muggy conditions? 👕Wear light, loose-fitting clothing 🥛 Drink w… https://t.co/Hi8wm8F7d3
Retweeted by Gulf Islands NS☀️🌴⛱ Beach-goers: 🌡Heat index is already 96° in Destin, 94° in Pensacola, & 92° in Gulf Shores as of 8am. Drink ple… https://t.co/ulzjDwT87U
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6/29
2020
“Loose yourself in nature and find peace.”~Ralph Waldo Emerson Let your soul wander at #GulfIslandsNS:… https://t.co/kgOooUWWYT
6/27
2020
😷Your mask protects them. Their mask protects you. Wearing a mask correctly can prevent the spread of #COVID19 to o… https://t.co/fOZwqkwbUa
Retweeted by Gulf Islands NSIf someone is struck by lightning, they are NOT electrified afterwards. It is safe to touch them. Perform life sav… https://t.co/SPTUgzeXB8
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6/26
2020
#JokeoftheDay: “What did the bee wear to the beach?” Answer: A Beekini! #GulfIslandsNS ecosystems depend on pollina… https://t.co/psZf9cGZMv
6/24
2020
Today is #NationalSeashellDay! One of the best national parks to find seashells is @GulfIslandsNPS in Florida. What… https://t.co/5xawu0QBTo
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6/20
2020
Thank you @SecBernhardt for meeting with #GulfIslandsNS this week to discuss restoration of historic mine buildings… https://t.co/16jebW3igo
6/19
2020
Sunshine is intense at #GulfIslandsNS, and too much sun can lead to a bad burn and dehydration.… https://t.co/OQnZfq8Jg3
6/16
2020
The Fort Pickens Area will reopen tomorrow morning at 7:30 am! The area will be open daily from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm… https://t.co/f3Vx2l6N4H
6/15
2020
Gulf-side and sound-side facilities at the Opal Beach Complex are expected to be accessible starting tomorrow, June… https://t.co/yUbj2I1gpcHave you driven J. Earle Bowden Way? 🚗 The most scenic drive along the northern Gulf is @GulfIslandsNPS and is ope… https://t.co/yJ0OTZzJTj
6/12
2020
Alligators are in all 67 #Florida counties & can be found anywhere there is standing water: https://t.co/3eXCAbkiSThttps://t.co/CSvxfK1Sx5
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6/9
2020
All Florida areas (except the Naval Live Oaks Area) of @GulfIslandsNPS will close at 3pm today (June 6) ahead of Tr… https://t.co/TAUZkCjEcj“These trails are made for runnin’!” 🏃‍♂️Change-up your exercise routine and celebrate #NationalTrailsDay at Gulf I… https://t.co/fbXNr6NIdL
6/6
2020
In February, a controlled burn was conducted at Davis Bayou to maintain habitat vitality and renewal in the park.… https://t.co/G116SY5S9C
5/29
2020
Tropical storm #Bertha is a good reminder that it's important to have an emergency plan: ✅ Learn your evacuation r… https://t.co/s0i9sH1Rwi
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5/28
2020
Our free BOTW is here! Check out Gulf Island National Seashore: The Park in Pictures, to get a visual tour of this… https://t.co/c05UzZKN0b
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5/26
2020
The #PerdidoKey Area is at full capacity. No parking is available at this time. #Pensacola #MemorialDayWeekend https://t.co/HbeGBCWwy2Fort Pickens Area is near capacity, visitors may only be able to find parking at Battery Worth for the next several… https://t.co/vfzdtOVDN5Opal Beach has reached full capacity. No additional cars will be permitted to enter until parking spaces become ava… https://t.co/zuBri7iPAuIf your #SaturdaySwag includes a boat, check out the park’s boating safety tips before you go, and always Pack it i… https://t.co/VysLZniZASMemorial Day Weekend has arrived! Pitch your tent and grab your sleeping bag - it's time for a #VirtualCampout! ⛺… https://t.co/EqJkiSDCVn
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5/23
2020
Curious about the naming of Tropical Systems? Check out this informative graphic. https://t.co/xijimVpckx
Retweeted by Gulf Islands NSVisit https://t.co/QNdhQQv6jE for more hurricane tips and information. #2020hurricaneseason https://t.co/wABv74MkxW
Retweeted by Gulf Islands NSEntrance fee collection will resume @GulfIslandsNPS on Wednesday, May 20. Only credit/debit cards will be accepted… https://t.co/jUgVsTrfp5
5/19
2020
While at home to reduce the spread of COVID-19, take time to secure attractants around your house. Wildlife, includ… https://t.co/szSO4zoqGI
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5/12
2020
Happy #MothersDay from all of us @GulfIslandsNPS! https://t.co/TqmG8TZ68x
5/10
2020
⚠️ MODERATE #RipCurrent Risk for coastal Alabama & northwest Florida beaches today. 🌴 Local Beach Forecast:… https://t.co/rQor2qMHjE
Retweeted by Gulf Islands NSThe Perdido Key Area will reopen at approximately 9 a.m.! 🐣 Slow down for shorebirds ⛱ Johnson Beach - restrooms… https://t.co/JNKm68uRMNWe all ❤️ the beach - the sun, the sand, & the surf. 🏖️ BUT! Just because you are having fun at the beach does NOT… https://t.co/2JsNDpHuv2
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5/9
2020
EAST PASS BEACH AREA CLOSED The 96th Test Wing Commander, Brig. Gen. Scott Cain, ordered the closure of Eglin’s EPB… https://t.co/cvVQNELQkM
Retweeted by Gulf Islands NS*Heads up to any beach goers today.* There is a HIGH RISK of rip current along the Alabama and northwest Florida be… https://t.co/FxGhrlFctj
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5/8
2020
Hurricane season begins June 1! What are you doing for #HurricanePreparednessWeek to get ready? NPS Photo of the… https://t.co/YFoA8qjKCAWe know you're familiar with the hurricane categories of the Saffir-Simpson scale. Here's a short video about how… https://t.co/A4mwH4CWzU
Retweeted by Gulf Islands NS🌀 #HurricanePrep Tip: One thing you can do before hurricane season to reduce risk of wind 🌬️ damage is to trim la… https://t.co/WdQnApnh6i
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5/7
2020
In addition to social distancing, keep your pet on a leash and away from the water. Find more #alligator safety tip… https://t.co/4wep5r4u8j
Retweeted by Gulf Islands NSSanta Rosa Area & Hwy 399 (2 of 2) 🚓 Increased speed limit patrols 🚗 No roadside parking ↔️ Practice social distan… https://t.co/6bejv5hz0UThe Santa Rosa Area and Highway 399 will reopen between 8-9 am, today, May 6. 🐣 Slow down for shorebirds 🚧 Parking… https://t.co/MqNYI57BO1
5/6
2020
It only takes one storm to change your life and community. If you live in an area near the Gulf or Atlantic Coast,… https://t.co/nbzZ8gQnDD
Retweeted by Gulf Islands NS#NationalStartSeeingMonarchsDay!! The monarch butterfly is a frequent visitor to the national seashore. Learn more… https://t.co/JPUfPplsMr
5/2
2020
Highway 399 between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach is projected to reopen on Wednesday, May 6. Read… https://t.co/uOToDK1E1W @GulfIslandsNPS is implementing a phased reopening plan. Starting tomorrow the Okaloosa and Naval Live Oaks areas w… https://t.co/cM1jyqnIsBMany beaches are reopening in #Florida! Remember that sea turtles, shorebirds and seabirds depend on beach habitat… https://t.co/uospWYOInr
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5/1
2020
#WildlifeWednesday: Seven to eight weeks after hatching, young Osprey begin to “fledge,” or develop flight wings. W… https://t.co/Ojr2B4Xsbr
4/29
2020
Alligator tip #2: Never feed alligators – it’s dangerous and illegal #Florida https://t.co/js1qORilI1 https://t.co/N5dGiRdqCx
Retweeted by Gulf Islands NSVisit https://t.co/asAP108BNk for more tips on how to keep you and your family safe in the heat. https://t.co/WlA1oNM6hq
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4/28
2020
Bayous seem quiet during the day, but when the sun sets they erupt with a chorus of wildlife sounds for a nightly s… https://t.co/1sGphFnsQ7
4/26
2020
Sea turtle hatchlings navigate to water using the moon and stars, but artificial light confuse them. Turn out light… https://t.co/O2WzC4UaWb
4/22
2020
Happy #BatAppreciation Day! Baseball bat appreciation, that is! In the early 20th Century, soldiers stationed at… https://t.co/ubhJ1uKB4P
4/17
2020
We have one more #HurricanesAtHome webinar for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in #Louisiana, #Mississippi, and #Alabamahttps://t.co/Ke3TKrJ9Mw
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4/15
2020
Happy #NationalDolphinDay! These bottlenose dolphins were playing in the stern wake of one of Gulf Islands' tour bo… https://t.co/BkvQDVXtAK
4/14
2020
We had a great time talking #HurricanesAtHome with kids from #Texas this week! Next up: webinars next Tuesday and T… https://t.co/dloUqU88sU
Retweeted by Gulf Islands NSCasting a net can be difficult. Practicing social distancing isn't. #MSCoastLife https://t.co/45PkSj76gV
Retweeted by Gulf Islands NSPlanning to go #boating in #Florida? Stay safe by following these 5 tips: https://t.co/ua3FzrOTym #Coronavirushttps://t.co/N9Oru0i0pE
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4/10
2020
#ThrowbackThursday: Battery Pensacola The Army Corps of Engineers broke ground on the battery this month in 1898 t… https://t.co/IdMsNprjoM
4/9
2020
#WildlifeWednesday: A cute least tern chick to brighten your day! In mid-April, least terns begin to lay eggs in s… https://t.co/TBJ5CxgRQO
4/8
2020
Happy #TriviaTuesday! Although dolphins live in water, they breathe air just like other mammals. How long can dolp… https://t.co/4OoGRbGaXq
4/7
2020
cdcgov: Social distancing can help slow the spread of #COVID19 in affected communities. This means avoiding crowded… https://t.co/UxvSF8cHZ7
Retweeted by Gulf Islands NSHappy #ThrowbackThursday! Gulf Islands has certainly changed through the years. Uncover more Then and Now photos du… https://t.co/NkMsg20Sa2
4/2
2020
The Blue Angels are required to fly at least 6 feet apart when practicing over Gulf Islands. Photo of Blue Angels… https://t.co/Y8NRnkGgKm
4/1
2020
Happy #TriviaTuesday! Can you guess what these are? Hint: They are very soft! Photo by NPS/Willis #GulfIslandsNShttps://t.co/tibkKbS8Kk
3/31
2020
Happy #MotivationMonday! “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” ~Nelson Mandela Spend sometime ref… https://t.co/8m0avV6VXz
3/30
2020
Beginning in April when the weather is finally warm, alligators look for that special someone. 😍 Courtship in April… https://t.co/Yhy81I0Aa3
3/25
2020
UPDATE: Additional operational changes have been implemented @GulfIslandsNPS. In addition to closures already in pl… https://t.co/1Afo9jmLUq
3/23
2020
UPDATE: Effective immediately, the Okaloosa Area will be closed until further notice. The Santa Rosa, Fort Pickens,… https://t.co/tfyhvgLDWL"Hey! You're too close!" When visiting Gulf Islands, create space between you and other visitors to stay healthy.… https://t.co/Ufwbz5KBzK
3/20
2020
🎵"You make me feel so young. You make me feel as though spring has sprung!"🎵 Discover the beautiful wildflowers at… https://t.co/EamIKSKOx0
3/19
2020
UPDATE: Effective tomorrow, 3/19, additional operations modifications will be made @GulfIslandsNPS in accordance wi… https://t.co/t7bfIkhQY3Is it lunchtime yet? We know what this raptor is having. An Osprey’s diet is primarily fish, about 99%! They catch… https://t.co/ZkJXYDzMqH
3/18
2020
Gulf Islands National Seashore is modifying park operations to implement latest health guidance. Visit… https://t.co/YgheZbYLJkHappy #StPatricksDay! ☘️ The name shamrock comes from the Irish word seamróg, which means "young clover." Photos… https://t.co/9eHiOYCG5G
3/17
2020
Happy #PiDay! "What do you get when you take the sun and divide its circumference by its diameter? ~Pi in the sky… https://t.co/yiYbdSwrbs
3/14
2020
Free Gulf Islands Chick Magnets will be available at the Ft. Pickens & Perdido Key Entrance Stations, Ft. Pickens D… https://t.co/gLBUQ19k7F
3/11
2020
Tis’ the season! Catch a ride to Ship Island starting Saturday, March 14th! Next week, the park’s concessioner Sh… https://t.co/VjOWobVtKQ
3/6
2020
The Turtle Runner and Pelican Perch cruise ships are ready for action! The park's concessioner, Pensacola Bay Cruis… https://t.co/Jf4KoEskwB
3/4
2020
It's #TriviaTuesday! Shorebird nesting season is right around the corner @GulfIslandsNPS, test your knowledge on t… https://t.co/7QUYsbHfYE
3/3
2020
"Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them." ~A.A. Milne Image of a thistle plant by NPS/Doggrell… https://t.co/ZRlXhLkr3P
3/2
2020
Thought it was March? Don't sell February short, there is still one more day! Spend the day at Gulf Islands! When… https://t.co/ESgesuNnj4
2/29
2020
Where does this African Spurred Tortoise belong? Not at Gulf Islands! Exotic pets can become invasive when they es… https://t.co/rLxo8qqvZb
2/28
2020
It's National #InvasiveSpecies Week! Night camera monitoring help park biologists track the invasive Nutria's loca… https://t.co/iWKrqL6Idx
2/27
2020
Coming soon! This spring we’re introducing a new education section on our website. Look forward to easy navigation… https://t.co/49UJNHvQnN
2/26
2020
Mardi Gras colors, purple, green, and gold are symbolic of justice, faith, and power. To celebrate, Gulf Islands is… https://t.co/tb4qKDYIOc
2/25
2020
Mothers always warn, "If you stare at the sun, you are going to hurt your eyes!" How can you resist staring at Gul… https://t.co/nBQmjyG9fW
2/23
2020
#FunQuoteFriday "Every single day do something that makes your heart sing!" ~Marcia Wieder The Song Sparrow, alt… https://t.co/5cJcjiael5
2/21
2020
It's #TriviaTuesday! Which U.S. President was responsible for the establishment of the Naval Live Oak Reservation,… https://t.co/E874VCYbH5
2/18
2020
Happy #PresidentsDay! There is no better way to spend President's Day than with a visit to Gulf Islands. A patrioti… https://t.co/AhgTvCy6Xn
2/17
2020
Happy Valentine's Day! To: You From: Gulf Islands National Seashore “When the sun has set, no candle can replace… https://t.co/Ze86cDp89z
2/14
2020
Shorebird nesting season is around the corner at Gulf Islands! First nests may be seen as early as this week. Poste… https://t.co/7AwZQ5CvJR
2/12
2020
It's #TriviaTuesday! Name the U.S. President whose election was the stimulus for much of Gulf Islands' military his… https://t.co/sz6MsBLWCD
2/11
2020
Gulf Islands National Seashore provides visitors stunning star and red carpet evenings. NPS/Brandon #SunsetSundayhttps://t.co/Tr7QBKISLs
2/9
2020
It's #TriviaTuesday! How does a fort with only one way in and out, get soldiers back in if the drawbridge is raise… https://t.co/U1moUN5aFF
2/4
2020
Tips for Super Bowl food recovery: exercise and eat healthy. The highly-active Yellow-rumped Warbler eats berries… https://t.co/AV7LzgfuXw
2/3
2020
What does Punxsutawney Phil know anyway? If you're wearing sunglasses then can you really see your shadow? Spring… https://t.co/M3g4Zzh3LC
2/2
2020
No, I'm not a flower or a leaf, "I'm a fungi!" Could I be the non-poisonous Chanterelle mushroom? If so, I smell… https://t.co/gwvyqiIHY5
1/31
2020
Get you a National Park that can do it all! Do you follow Gulf Islands on all of these social media platforms? Ea… https://t.co/Tku2EMKtQT
1/29
2020
It's #TriviaTuesday! At first this fuzzy insect appears to be an ant. Do you know its true identity?… https://t.co/FMGpP7Nvsz
1/28
2020

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