Two Florida Sea Grant agents have developed citizen science water quality monitoring projects in South Florida. Both programs train citizens to take monthly water samples at their adopted sites, input them into a database and see their data in real-time.
March 2016 marks the golden anniversary of Sea Grant. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed the National Sea Grant College and Program Act, creating a university-based system dedicated to the responsible development of the nation’s coastal and marine resources through research, education and extension.
Five graduate 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.
More than 60 scientists, including Florida Sea Grant director Karl Havens, have contributed to the largest study yet of changing lake temperatures around the world.
Two graduate students at Florida universities have been named recipients of scholarships from the Aylesworth Foundation for the Advancement of Marine Science.
In her position, Savanna Barry will implement programs for Florida Sea Grant that promote the sustainable use of natural resources along the state’s Nature Coast.
Jackie Whitehouse, Florida Sea Grant’s executive secretary, has retired after more then three decades of outstanding service to the program and to the University of Florida.
If you love seafood and want to savor a taste of Florida’s history, then you don’t want to miss the annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, February 13-14 in the fishing village of Cortez.
Austin Gallagher, a 2011 Florida Outdoor Writer’s Association scholar and a 2012 Florida Sea Grant scholar, has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in science for his work as an ocean scientist and communicator.