Oil Look-Alikes

All That Sheens May Not Be Oil…or Tar Balls, Either By Bill Mahan, Florida Sea Grant Agent, County Extension Director, Franklin/UF IFAS Extension Program As a result of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, anyone out boating in the Gulf of Mexico region or walking the beach is keeping an eye out for oil. In…

2010 Guy Harvey Scholars Announced

Two graduate students at universities in Florida have been named the inaugural winners of the Guy Harvey Excellence Award, recognizing their outstanding achievement in marine science research. Melinda J. Donnelly, a Ph.D. student in conservation biology at the University of Central Florida, and Austin Todd, a Ph.D. student in physical oceanography at Florida State University,…

The 2010 Great Goliath Grouper Count

UPDATE (October 2010) — The results of the count are in! A total of 312 goliath grouper were counted, an average of 5.3 fish per site. The information tended to agree with other work that has shown that more goliath grouper are found on high relief structure such as shipwrecks and concrete pilings and culvert.…