Two Florida Sea Grant agents have developed citizen science water quality monitoring projects in South Florida. Both programs train citizens to take monthly water samples at their adopted sites, input them into a database and see their data in real-time.
More than 60 scientists, including Florida Sea Grant director Karl Havens, have contributed to the largest study yet of changing lake temperatures around the world.
Jim Cantonis is president of Acme Sponge and Chamois of Tarpon Springs, Fla., a successful processor and wholesaler of marine sponges and sheepskin chamois products sold around the world. Florida Sea Grant contributes to the company’s success by conducting research in the biology of marine sponges that helps ensure the sustainability of the commercial fishery. Q: Tell us about the sponge industry in Florida. Cantonis:…
One adult oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water each day, a capacity that conservation volunteers in Brevard County are using as part of a larger strategy to help restore the health of the Indian River Lagoon. Nearly 1000 residents so far have signed up to turn their backyard docks into garden plots that…
The award is presented annually to a Florida Sea Grant agent who takes initiative, creativity and leadership in his or her extension program.
Each time you wash your face or brush your teeth, you just may be adding microscopic bits of plastic into the aquatic environment. These tiny particles never biodegrade and are accidentally eaten by marine life, threatening their health. Toxins in the environment are attracted to and can easily adhere to their surface. These tiny bits…
Miami Waterkeeper, in partnership with Florida Sea Grant, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County and the University of Miami, has recently been awarded $117,667 from NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service’s Office of Habitat Conservation to help ensure the Bay’s health for future generations.
In this seminar, scientists will be sharing their work to answer lingering questions about oil that washed up on Alabama and Florida beaches during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The seminar is free and open to the public.
Up to 40 boats and 150 snorkelers are needed to help monitor and document the health and status of the bay scallop population.
Sea Grant director co-authors technical assessment that identifies large land acquisitions and water storage projects as options to resolve problem of harmful coastal discharges.