A new scholarship sponsored by Florida Sea Grant and the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station will offer $10,000 to a UF graduate student researching Florida’s Nature Coast.
A new collaboration with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection will fund seven restoration and planning projects that improve public access to coastal areas.
Brittany Hall-Scharf, a former fisheries biologist with the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, has been named the Florida Sea Grant agent with UF/IFAS Extension for Hernando County.
Suzanne Boxman has been awarded the US-Israel BARD Fund fellowship to continue her aquaculture systems research at the National Center for Mariculture in Eilat, Israel.
Florida Sea Grant, and the Florida Outdoor Writer’s Association are now seeking applications for the 2016 FOWA Scholarship for Outdoor Communicators. Applications are due May 17.
Can learning to tie knots and cast lures really help children lead healthy, safe, and fulfilling lives? Kathleen Elliott thinks so. Amidst the grim backdrop that defines life for many youngsters in Miami-Dade County, she and her husband, Robert O’Bryant, work tirelessly teaching children how to fish and enjoy the outdoors.
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.