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Florida Sea Grant seeks comments on federal site review

Florida Sea Grant will be reviewed on November 19-21, 2019, by a team convened by the National Sea Grant College Program. The review will be conducted at Florida Sea Grant’s administrative offices in Gainesville, Florida, and will consider all aspects of Florida Sea Grant’s programs including management and organization, performance, stakeholder engagement and collaborative activities,…

Marine Diver Survey Coral Disease

John A. Knauss Fellowship and Aylesworth Scholarship now accepting applications

  The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship has begun accepting applications for its 2021 cohort. The fellowship is open to graduate students with an interest in ocean or coastal resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. Through the program, highly qualified graduate students are matched with hosts in the legislative and…


Join beach cleanups this Saturday during International Coastal Cleanup

  This Saturday, Sept. 21, is the 34th annual International Coastal Cleanup, an effort by coastal communities to remove trash from their beaches and coastal areas. Created and run by The Ocean Conservancy, a national nonprofit, the program relies on local partners to orchestrate and run the cleanups. To date, more than 1 million volunteers…

Algal bloom (reddish-brown algae next to blue water)

Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS Host HABs State of the Science Symposium

  In recent years, harmful algal blooms, or HABs, have wreaked havoc in Florida’s inland and coastal waters. Blooms, which are an overabundance of algae, can create toxins that harm aquatic life and cause health problems in humans and pets. When the blooms die, their decomposition lowers oxygen levels in the water further impacting fish…

Karl Havens in a blue shirt using a camera

Introducing the Karl Havens Excellence Fund

Florida Sea Grant established a sustained student-focused research program on water quality in memoriam of the program’s recently passed director, Dr. Karl Havens. The “Karl Havens Excellence Fund” will support students and research at Florida Sea Grant affiliated institutions in the areas of limnology, coastal and estuarine water quality, and harmful algal blooms. Karl’s research…

2020 Knauss Fellows

Five Florida students to participate in national coastal-policy fellowship

Five graduate students from across the state, including two from the University of Florida, were recently named finalists for a prestigious national fellowship focusing on marine science and policy. The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program places students in federal government offices in Washington, D.C., to learn about — and participate in — policy…