That’s what Emma DeRoy calls lionfish: the Indo-Pacific marine species that reproduces rapidly and exponentially, eats just about anything, and faces almost no predators here. These spiny, colorful creatures are proliferating in Florida, raising serious environmental concerns. However, data to help predict their impacts is limited. That’s what drew DeRoy, an environmental science graduate student from the University of Windsor in Canada’s Ontario province, to Southwest Florida.
Katy Danca Galli is the first female Artist in Residence for Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. Here's a small sample of her work done on behalf of the bureau during the third quarter of 2017. Galli, a former photo editor for Scuba Diving magazine, brought a new perspective to local tourism promotion with her split-image or over-under shots of waterfronts. PHOTOS by KATY DANCA GALLI, used with permission of Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau.
That declaration made in promotions for the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest hit the airwaves days after Hurricane Irma hammered Southwest Florida on Sept. 10. After consulting partners, Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau decided the annual music event designed to put heads in hotel beds during tourism’s slowest month – September – wouldn’t be scrubbed, Irma be darned. That doggedness – and other promotional efforts – appear to have paid off.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".