In both chambers of Congress, the new proposed budgets equal or exceed Sea Grant’s 2017 budget. While the federal budget has many steps before it is finalized, this is great news, especially after the final version of the President’s FY18 budget eliminated Sea Grant.
Six graduate students at universities in Florida have received Guy Harvey scholarship awards, recognizing their outstanding achievement in marine science research.
In response to thick algae blooms that carpeted the Indian River Lagoon last summer, Florida Sea Grant agents are relaying the information needs and problems of residents in their community to scientists and decision-makers.
Sea Grant agent Savanna Barry helps train volunteers to survey horseshoe crabs in Florida’s Big Bend, giving scientists more insight into population size and health.
Two graduate students at Florida universities have been named recipients of scholarships from the Aylesworth Foundation for the Advancement of Marine Science. The winners are Devon Pharo, a master’s student at the University of Florida and James Conrad, a Ph.D. student at the University of South Florida. Since 1986, the Aylesworth scholarship has supported students pursuing college degrees in…
On May 23, the final version of the President’s budget was released, and as expected, the funding for Sea Grant is eliminated, along with funding for the National Estuarine Research Reserves, the Coastal Zone Management Program and many other programs that provide critical services to the US coastal economy and environment.
Kelly van Woesik, a senior at Satellite High School, has been named the 2017 Skoch Scholar for her project focused on the migration of great white sharks.
We invite you to meet the specialists and agents of Florida Sea Grant, and learn how their programs help the sustainability of coastal communities around the state.
There is a potentially dire situation for the Florida Sea Grant program unfolding in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, March 28, the President sent Congress a request for drastic cuts to many government programs related to everything from the environment to health and human services and education – in order to immediately free-up funds to increase defense spending.
Florida Sea Grant agents around the state are educating Floridians about how seagrasses help provide clean water to swim in and homes for fish we love to eat.