A JU biology professor and marine science student have gone high-tech on Cumberland Island National Seashore’s gopher tortoise, using GPS mapping along with burrow and remote game cameras to learn about the threatened species’ age, gender, eating patterns, living conditions …Read More »
Have you ever wondered how big the ocean is? For most of us, the vastness of the world and its ocean is hard to grasp. In some ways, we see the huge scope of the universe easier because we can
We often talk about “reducing our carbon footprint,” and it makes us feel good to be proactive in bettering the environment. When we look at the price of carbon-reducing technologies and adaptations, however, the price of “being green” can quickly …Read More »
Could you resist eating a marshmallow knowing that if you did, you’d get two marshmallows later?
If you answered yes, then you may have the ability to delay gratification, which is an important characteristic for success in health, work and …Read More »
A four-year comprehensive study of mercury levels in the St. Johns River will determine if Duval County residents are at greater risk of exposure than the rest of Florida, with JU researchers and students using a $25,000 grant to take …Read More »
He may have drifted off from a tearful Tom Hanks and never returned in “Castaway,” but JU’s Wilson? He’s back.
The volleyball drifter buoy that a JU physical oceanography class dropped into the mouth of the St. Johns River last …Read More »
Recently, while listening to one of Jacksonville University’s marine science graduate students defend her thesis research, I was struck by how much life there is in the St. Johns River that no one can see without a microscope.
The eighth annual State of the River Report on the lower St. Johns River Basin shows there are positive signs of the waterway’s health improving, but reveals there are concerns of deterioration, as well as some indicators—some good and some …Read More »