Researchers developing technology to expand marine fish farming, aquaponics to inland locations

Members of Kevan Main’s aquaponics team demonstrate cooking techniques for nutritious sea purslane they are harvesting from a prototype system which grows fish and vegetables in a saltwater environment. Researchers at Mote Marine Laboratory are testing a novel farming system that grows marine finfish and saltwater veggies — all at the same time. With Florida Sea…

Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise Focus of New In-Service Training

In-Service Training #30953 focuses on climate change and sea-level rise. The program includes experts presenting on the science as well as sessions that will aid Extension personnel in assessing how these issues may matter to their clientele and provide insight on how to approach their clientele. The IST will take place in the beautiful and…

Meet the 2015 John A. Knauss Fellows

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. The following winners have relocated to Washington, D.C. for one year to work with policymakers in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. Andrew Rubin, University of Miami Robert…

St. Johns County third-graders visit manatees in the wild as part of an 18-lesson curriculum

“I’m totally putting this on Instagram,” one third-grader said as he took out his smartphone to take a picture of the large aquatic mammal swimming along Blue Spring in Orange City, Fla. “Wow! That one is so big!” screamed another student while tapping his teacher to get her attention. Students’ faces were in awe as…