Jackie Whitehouse, Florida Sea Grant’s executive secretary, has retired after more then three decades of outstanding service to the program and to the University of Florida.
By: Tom Nordlie, UF/IFAS News Writer To call attention to pressing coastal and ocean issues in Florida and the surrounding region, Florida Sea Grant has launched an awareness campaign that includes four special reports to be published in Florida Trend magazine, a monthly publication featuring statewide coverage of business and industry. The year-long campaign, known…
Cruising down the channels and canals of Florida’s expansive Indian River Lagoon, many coastal boaters and fishermen appear unaware their onboard habits may be threatening what lies beneath — the oyster reefs, seagrass beds and sensitive shorelines that provide homes, nurseries and meals for the waterway’s fish and wildlife. That kind of knowledge now fits right in the palm…
Physical oceanographer Monica Wilson will bring expertise in surface and subsurface oil circulation patterns to Sea Grant’s newly formed Gulf oil spill extension effort.
During her fellowship, Kayleigh Michaelides will work in Tallahassee and assist in developing projects dealing with water quality, coastal community resilience and habitat restoration.
Presentations will include an overview of climate change science, approaches to sourcing plant propagules and impacts of climate change on sea oats, salt marshes and mangroves.
Zachary Loeb, a senior at Viera High School in Melbourne, has won the 2014 Skoch Scholarship for placing first in the environmental science category at this year’s state science fair.
Editor’s note: February 12, 2015 — The introduction of lures to Caribbean fishermen is not meant to suggest that the use of bait in the U.S. commercial and offshore sport-fisheries is not sustainable and should be replaced by lures. To the contrary, lures are being tested as a sustainable complement to the use of bait to…
When it comes to hiring, coastal industry leaders say that universities are not in touch with the needs of the industry. Industry leaders met at Oceans Day to address the problem.
Three graduate students at Florida universities have been named recipients of scholarships from the Aylesworth Foundation for the Advancement of Marine Science.