Cruising down the channels and canals of Florida’s expansive Indian River Lagoon, many coastal boaters and fishermen appear unaware their onboard habits may be threatening what lies beneath — the oyster reefs, seagrass beds and sensitive shorelines that provide homes, nurseries and meals for the waterway’s fish and wildlife. That kind of knowledge now fits right in the palm…
The award is presented annually to a Florida Sea Grant agent who takes initiative, creativity and leadership in his or her extension program.
Physical oceanographer Monica Wilson will bring expertise in surface and subsurface oil circulation patterns to Sea Grant’s newly formed Gulf oil spill extension effort.
Researchers at the University of Florida and Old Dominion University have joined together to testing transplant techniques to restore the shallow-water sponge community before it is too late.
For his research developing novel ways to grow and store native plants essential to beach restoration, Mike Kane has been recognized by the Society for In Vitro Biology.
A recent global assessment indicates there’s plenty of room for growth in the world’s fish farming industry, but closer to home, culturing marine fish for food still faces a steep climb. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, about 110 billion more pounds of seafood will be needed by 2030 to meet population…
During her fellowship, Kayleigh Michaelides will work in Tallahassee and assist in developing projects dealing with water quality, coastal community resilience and habitat restoration.
Presentations will include an overview of climate change science, approaches to sourcing plant propagules and impacts of climate change on sea oats, salt marshes and mangroves.
Matthew Nuttall, a doctoral student, plans to study the stock assessment of Gulf menhaden during his time as a NOAA National Marine Fisheries Population Dynamics fellow.
Caitlin Pomerance has earned the prestigious NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship, where she will help create a coral reef management strategy for southeast Florida.