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.
New evidence suggests that red grouper, already a species of considerable economic importance to Florida fisheries, can also help lessen the negative effects of invasive lionfish on reef fish communities.
In her more than five years with Florida Sea Grant, Carnahan has concentrated on establishing programs that help protect one of the state’s most developed urban areas from coastal hazards, such as rising seas.
The first workshop, “Sea-Level Rise and Flooding: Planning and Law for Local Governments” will take place Friday, September 23, 2016 at the offices of the Northeast Florida Regional Council in Jacksonville.
In his more than 15 years at Florida Sea Grant, LeRoy Creswell has managed a volunteer-based program to restore degraded oyster reefs and improve water quality in the Indian River Lagoon.
This fellowship is designed to provide a post-graduate who majored in environmental science or policy with the opportunity of hands-on experience in state government.