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.
Five 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.
In his new position, Blanco will develop educational programs about artificial reefs, sustainable fishing, water quality and other coastal resource issues in his county.
The effort undertaken by the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America will promote more widespread publication of marine aquaculture research through open access journals.
Three Florida Sea Grant agents in the Florida Panhandle have received a half-million dollar grant to mitigate the impacts of artificial lighting on sea turtles.
The series of four seminars is open to the public and covers topics such as pollutants, harmful algal blooms and restoration in both saltwater and freshwater Florida environments.
Two graduate students at Florida universities have received the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, recognizing their outstanding achievement in marine and coastal policy research.
In her new role, the former coordinator for the state’s coral reef conservation will be developing programs related to community resiliency, water access and responsible use of natural resources.
The statewide competition is open to any principal investigator at any of the universities in Florida who has documented expertise in the specific area of proposed research.