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Sea Grant Partners with Bob Graham Center To Sponsor Two UF Student Interns in Florida’s Capital

Two University of Florida students have been selected for newly-piloted Florida Sea Grant Tallahassee internships as part of the Spring 2022 class of the Bob Graham Center’s Tallahassee Internship Program. The specialized placements of the Florida Sea Grant Tallahassee Internship are designed for University of Florida students with interest and experience in relevant coastal topics,…


2022 Knauss Fellow Spotlight: Gray Vickery

Hometown: Decatur, Georgia Areas of study: B.A. Environmental Science; M.S. Environmental Science and Policy; Graduate Certificate, Project Management   Tell us about your background, previous professional experience and research? I’ve worked in the environmental field for the last seven years, give or take, although I’ve bounced around plenty during that period. After finishing my undergrad…


Victoria Gambale Named Clean Vessel Act Education Coordinator

Victoria (Vicki) Gambale, a former Community Engagement Program Director for The Bay Foundation, part of Santa Monica Bay’s National Estuary Program, has been named Florida Sea Grant’s Clean Vessel Act Education Coordinator. In her new role, Gambale will work collaboratively with Florida’s recreational boating community to reduce boat-based pollution. Her efforts are currently focused on…

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2022 Knauss Fellow Spotlight: Kate Shlepr

Hometown: Palm Bay, Florida & Greenville, Wisconsin Areas of study: B.A. Human Ecology, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine M.Sc. Biology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada Ph.D. candidate Integrative Biology-Environ. Sci., Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL   Tell us about your background, previous professional experience and research? I have a…

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Three Sea Grant Agents Bringing Inclusion to Conservation

During Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate and honor the contributions and achievements of our Hispanic UF/IFAS Extension marine agents, who are championing efforts to protect and enhance Florida’s vital marine resources, as well as innovating new inclusion-minded solutions and local insight to meet the challenges of Hispanic communities of Florida. Since 2017, Victor Blanco, a…

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Climate change alliance will address human health impacts

By: Tory Moore, 352-273-3566, At the mention of climate change, most people think of melting ice and increasing global temperatures. While those are key elements of climate change, one of the lesser-known aspects is the direct impact on human health. Low-income communities, communities of color, rural communities and tribal and indigenous communities suffer the…

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Florida Sea Grant Bids A Fond Farewell to GIS Specialist & Student Coordinator

Florida Sea Grant bids a fond and optimistic farewell to Ms. Corina Guevara, our Student and Education Coordinator for the past seven years. Corina came to the United States from Guatemala in 2003, accompanying her husband, Christian, who was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue M.S. and then Ph.D. degrees from the University…

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Get Involved In Beach Clean Ups This Saturday For International Coastal Cleanup Day

September is marked as Microplastics Awareness Month and September 18th is International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICC) for people around the world. As Floridians, coastal cleanups are essential to preserving the quality of life for not only humans, but for our aquatic friends as well. The Ocean Conservancy, a national nonprofit, started International Coastal Cleanup Day…