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Florida Sea Grant Bids A Fond Farewell to GIS Specialist & Student Coordinator

Florida Sea Grant bids a fond and optimistic farewell to Ms. Corina Guevara, our Student and Education Coordinator for the past seven years. Corina came to the United States from Guatemala in 2003, accompanying her husband, Christian, who was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue M.S. and then Ph.D. degrees from the University…

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Get Involved In Beach Clean Ups This Saturday For International Coastal Cleanup Day

September is marked as Microplastics Awareness Month and September 18th is International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICC) for people around the world. As Floridians, coastal cleanups are essential to preserving the quality of life for not only humans, but for our aquatic friends as well. The Ocean Conservancy, a national nonprofit, started International Coastal Cleanup Day…

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Veteran Florida Sea Grant agent takes new role addressing critical harmful algae bloom research

By: Brad Buck Originally posted at UF/IFAS News Betty Staugler, Harmful Algal Bloom Liaison Betty Staugler, a veteran Florida Sea Grant UF/IFAS Extension agent will now work in a larger role to help mitigate harmful algal blooms nationwide. For 17 years as an Extension agent, Staugler has been based at the UF/IFAS Extension Charlotte County…

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Announcing the 2021 Keep Our Oceans Clean Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to those who took the time to enter their photographs into our 2021 Keep Our Oceans Clean Photo Contest during last month’s #PlasticFreeJuly themed event. Our panel of judges were blown away by each photo submission and the commitments made to preserving the environment around us from the threat of plastic pollution. The…

Keep Our Ocean Clean Photo Contest

Calling all shutterbugs! What motivates you to reduce plastic use?

Calling all shutterbugs! Show us what motivates you to reduce your plastic use. In celebration of Plastic-Free July, Florida Sea Grant is running a photo contest to honor the many motivations that lead individuals to cut back their plastic use, opting instead to reduce, reuse, recycle, or refuse. Plastics are present in our everyday life—but…

Flooding in 2019 at a Twin Lakes Subdivision in Key Largo

Sea Grant Led Resiliency Partnership Generates Award-Winning Policy and Flood Insurance Savings for Coastal Communities in the South Atlantic Region

Communities in the South Atlantic coastal region are increasingly experiencing the effects of re-occurring flooding from sea-level rise, which compromises infrastructure critical to transportation, stormwater and emergency operations. This ‘nuisance flooding’ also impacts the quality of life for residents faced with disruption of essential services and reduced mobility. The effects of rising seas and flooding…