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River Life: What lies beneath the surface of the sand

Last month River Life took a virtual walk on the beach. Beaches were closed and no one could take a stroll or run along the shoreline. Thankfully that has changed.

Beaches have reopened for recreation, welcome news to those who …

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Junior physics major in NROTC chosen for submarine program

Vanessa Rodriguez in uniform

Since she was young, junior physics major Vanessa Rodriguez has wanted to join the US Navy. Her father served in the Navy for 23 years. That’s why Vanessa developed a fascination with ships.

Last year, the Naval Reserve Officer Training …

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River Life: Taking a mental stroll on the beach

Atlantic Beach Pier

Was it really March last week and was it really 90 degrees? Sounds like a great time to escape to the beach. That had been my original intention until COVID-19 changed all of our plans.

It would have been so …

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Made In Space manufacturing aims to improve peoples’ lives

Justin Kugler SELS

A Jacksonville-based technology company executive says his firm’s mission is to put space to work for everyone.

“We’re aimed at making tangible products that make peoples’ lives better,” Made In Space Vice President of Advanced Programs and Concepts Justin Kugler …

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River Life: Natural rhythms control the cadence of existence

Rhythm of river life

We live in a rhythmic world and hardly realize it. Usually when we think of rhythm, we think of music and the beat of the drums and bass as they set the tempo for the melody. But nature has its …

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River Life: A “hole” lot of interesting creatures

Shipworm holes

Boring is not a description normally associated with river or ocean life — at least not if the definition used means dull and uninteresting. But boring is the topic for this column — not in the unexciting way but in …

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