Sherry Larkin Named Director of Florida Sea Grant

Sherry Larkin, associate dean for UF/IFAS Research and associate director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, has been named director of Florida Sea Grant, effective immediately. Larkin joined the University of Florida faculty in 2000 and has served as interim director of Florida Sea Grant since April 2019, after the unexpected passing of Karl Havens,…

Attendees of UF Water Symposium pose together for picture

Science Writing Workshop at 7th Annual UF Water Institute Symposium

As part of an effort to share Florida’s biggest water stories with broader audiences, University of Florida Water Institute, the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute, Florida Sea Grant and the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have organized the first-ever Water Resources Journalism Intensive (WRJI), a crash course on how to cover a scientific conference for journalism students pursuing careers in science writing…

New Position to Help Communicate Algal Bloom Research

At a time when red tide and other harmful algal blooms are increasingly in the news and on people’s minds, Florida Sea Grant is teaming with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) to provide bloom information to audiences that need it most. State agencies, local governments, businesses, researchers…

Florida Friendly Fishing Guide

Fishing Guides Can Now Be Certified as Environmentally Friendly

Fishing is big business in Florida, contributing several billion dollars each year to the state’s economy. Fishing guides are an important part of that industry, providing locals and tourists with authentic Florida fishing experiences. Anglers who want to make their hobby more sustainable can now easily identify guides who know how to reduce the environmental…

Thomas Ruppert Receives Florida Climate Institute Award

Thomas Ruppert, Florida Sea Grant coastal planning specialist, was recently named a 2019 Florida Climate Institute Faculty Fellow for his work helping coastal communities understand the legal and financial implications of increased coastal flooding associated with sea level rise and climate change. The Florida Climate Institute (FCI) is a consortium of 10 Florida universities working…