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Get Involved In Beach Clean Ups This Saturday For International Coastal Cleanup Day

September is marked as Microplastics Awareness Month and September 18th is International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICC) for people around the world. As Floridians, coastal cleanups are essential to preserving the quality of life for not only humans, but for our aquatic friends as well. The Ocean Conservancy, a national nonprofit, started International Coastal Cleanup Day…

Keep Our Ocean Clean Photo Contest

Calling all shutterbugs! What motivates you to reduce plastic use?

Calling all shutterbugs! Show us what motivates you to reduce your plastic use. In celebration of Plastic-Free July, Florida Sea Grant is running a photo contest to honor the many motivations that lead individuals to cut back their plastic use, opting instead to reduce, reuse, recycle, or refuse. Plastics are present in our everyday life—but…

Sea Grant leads call to action on Greater Amberjack, public input needed

Image credit: Greater Amberjack by Diane Peebles By: Lourdes Rodriguez, 954-577-6363 office, 954-242-8439 mobile, rodriguezl@ufl.edu A gap of knowledge surrounding the status and future of the Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili) is the driving force behind a $10 Million project involving the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Florida Sea Grant. The…

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Florida Sea Grant seeks comments on federal site review

Florida Sea Grant will be reviewed on November 19-21, 2019, by a team convened by the National Sea Grant College Program. The review will be conducted at Florida Sea Grant’s administrative offices in Gainesville, Florida, and will consider all aspects of Florida Sea Grant’s programs including management and organization, performance, stakeholder engagement and collaborative activities,…

Join beach cleanups this Saturday during International Coastal Cleanup

  This Saturday, Sept. 21, is the 34th annual International Coastal Cleanup, an effort by coastal communities to remove trash from their beaches and coastal areas. Created and run by The Ocean Conservancy, a national nonprofit, the program relies on local partners to orchestrate and run the cleanups. To date, more than 1 million volunteers…

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Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS Host HABs State of the Science Symposium

  In recent years, harmful algal blooms, or HABs, have wreaked havoc in Florida’s inland and coastal waters. Blooms, which are an overabundance of algae, can create toxins that harm aquatic life and cause health problems in humans and pets. When the blooms die, their decomposition lowers oxygen levels in the water further impacting fish…

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Introducing the Karl Havens Excellence Fund

Florida Sea Grant is working to establish a sustained student-focused research program on water quality in memoriam of the program’s recently passed director, Dr. Karl Havens. The “Karl Havens Excellence Fund” will support students and research at Florida Sea Grant affiliated institutions in the areas of limnology, coastal and estuarine water quality, and harmful algal…

Florida Sea Grant Seeking Letters of Intent for Applied Coastal and Ocean Research Projects

Florida Sea Grant is now seeking letters of intent for two-year coastal and ocean applied research grants that reflect priorities identified in the current Florida Sea Grant Strategic Plan.