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RIVER LIFE: When River Health Links to the Ocean

By Dr. A. Quinton White

Charismatic megafauna is a term we use for those large animals that people find fascinating. Manatees, dolphins, and whales come to mind. These often huge creatures can cause a sense of wonder when we see …

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RIVER LIFE: Annual State of the River Report

By Dr. A. Quinton White

The 2018 State of the River Report for the Lower St. Johns River Basin was recently released at the City of Jacksonville Environmental Symposium. As usual, the report contains both good and bad news. This …

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River Life: Key Ingredients in St. Johns Algae Blooms

By Dr. A. Quinton White

While we have not set any records for hottest days this summer, at least not yet, it sure seems like we have had a very long spell of days with temperatures over 90 degrees. The …

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River Life: St. Johns River Is Key Hatchery for Shrimp

By Dr. A. Quinton White

One of the joys of living in northeast Florida is the ability to eat fresh Mayport shrimp. I was reminded of just how delicious they are earlier this week.

We took our Marine Science Summer …

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Fit Life: Plogging, the Fitness Craze That Gets You + JU in Shape

By Heather Hausenblas, PhD

Originating in Sweden in 2016, and now a global fitness trend, plogging is one part “jogging” and one part garbage “picking.” It comes with all the health benefits of jogging while at the same time cleaning …

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RIVER LIFE: Small groups can make big impact on what’s around them

The connection between what happens on the upland and the resultant water quality of a river or lake is very complex.

Some people don’t seem to understand the connection between what happens on their lawns, streets and homes and water …

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RIVER LIFE: Irma’s incredible impact on St. Johns River

The impact Hurricane Irma had on the St. Johns River continues to amaze me. As a marine scientist, I understand the how and why, but the sheer magnitude is still sinking in. The size of Irma and the amount of …

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