As part of a shared commitment to advance the health and vitality of the St. Johns River, Jacksonville University’s Marine Science Research Institute (MSRI) and the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) are partnering to launch an educational initiative called Connected, …Read More »
Deep Dive: how to protect our river
With Halloween just behind us and Thanksgiving looming not too far away, it means the year is coming to an end. Every year I think about how fast it has passed. This one has been no exception, but I am …Read More »
JU honors deep-sea geographer with Marine Science Pioneer Award
The Jacksonville University Marine Science Research Institute recognizes Chief Scientist Dr. Dawn Wright as the 2021 Marine Science Pioneer awardee.
Each year the Institute selects a forerunner in the field of marine science whose research and dedication to life-learning has …Read More »
2021 St. Johns River Report: tracking trends that threaten aquatic life
One step forward. Two steps back.
The 2021 St. Johns River Report, developed by a team of researchers from Jacksonville University and several other universities, offers signs of positive progress regarding the health of the river, while some concerning trends …Read More »
Restore the Ocklawaha and Return Its Flow Back to the St. Johns River
The Ocklawaha River is the largest tributary in the St. Johns River. As is true for much of the St. Johns River system, it is a complex series of lakes and streams that flow together to become the “River of …Read More »
River Life: Climate Change is Real
Climate change is real. The impact is becoming more and more evident as time goes on. The impact to the St. Johns River is of great concern to a number of people. It is a shame that our political leaders …Read More »
National Science Foundation Grant to Support High-achieving, Low-income Students
As Jacksonville University expands its learning and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math, it is pleased to announce the creation of a scholarship program made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Jacksonville University was recently …Read More »
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Critical to Estuarine Ecosystems
Submerged aquatic vegetation, or SAV, is a critical component of estuarine ecosystems. The St. Johns River and Indian River Lagoon just to our south are examples of what can happen when the delicate balance of environmental factors is impacted.
The …Read More »
River Life: Abundance of Freshwater and Marine Species Found in the St. Johns River
Fishing is one of the many things people enjoy about the St. Johns River. And because it is an estuary, a place where the river meets the sea, there is an amazing array of both freshwater and marine species to …Read More »
River Life: Hurricanes and Forecasting Progress
Hurricane season is here. And it looks to be much like last year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted, with a 70 percent confidence level, that we will see 13 to 20 named storms with winds reaching 39 …Read More »