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An Updated Message from the Director of Florida Sea Grant

On May 23, the final version of the President’s budget was released, and as expected, the funding for Sea Grant is eliminated, along with funding for the National Estuarine Research Reserves, the Coastal Zone Management Program and many other programs that provide critical services to the US coastal economy and environment.

2017 Skoch Scholar Announced

Kelly van Woesik, a senior at Satellite High School, has been named the 2017 Skoch Scholar for her project focused on the migration of great white sharks.

Planning Workshop: Sea-Level Rise and Flooding

The workshop “Sea-Level Rise and Flooding: Planning & Law for Local Governments” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 4, 2017 in Largo, Fla.

Now Available: New Magazine Showcases Florida Sea Grant’s Recent Impacts and Accomplishments

We invite you to meet the specialists and agents of Florida Sea Grant, and learn how their programs help the sustainability of coastal communities around the state.

A Special Message From the Director of Florida Sea Grant

There is a potentially dire situation for the Florida Sea Grant program unfolding in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, March 28, the President sent Congress a request for drastic cuts to many government programs related to everything from the environment to health and human services and education – in order to immediately free-up funds to increase defense spending.

Seagrass Value Spotlighted During Seagrass Awareness Month

March is Seagrass Awareness Month

Florida Sea Grant agents around the state are educating Floridians about how seagrasses help provide clean water to swim in and homes for fish we love to eat.

Meet the 2017 Florida Sea Grant Scholars

Five students from Florida universities have each received $2,000 from the Florida Sea Grant Scholars program to support their research in timely and innovative ocean and coastal-related studies.

Upcoming GIS Workshop: May 1-4, 2017

Florida Sea Grant and the University of Florida IFAS Extension invite you to register for this premier 3.5-day intensive workshop on ArcGIS 10.3.1, a powerful tool for managing natural resources and guiding growth and development.

Victor Blanco Named New Florida Sea Grant Agent with UF/IFAS Extension in Taylor County

In his new position, Blanco will develop educational programs about artificial reefs, sustainable fishing, water quality and other coastal resource issues in his county.

Donations Now Being Accepted for Memorial Fund Honoring Former Florida Sea Grant Researcher

The effort undertaken by the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America will promote more widespread publication of marine aquaculture research through open access journals.