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RIVER LIFE: St. Johns River a diverse ecosystem

The St. Johns River is so big and complex that it is hard to know everything about it, especially the who, what and where of plant and animal life at any given moment in time.

But I get help. When …

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Marine Science camps June 16-27 to feature state-of-the-art floating classroom

What: Jacksonville University Marine Science Summer Camp, featuring for the first time the new R/V Larkin state-of-the-art floating classroom. When: Two one-week camps, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F, June 16-20, June 23-27. Where: JU Marine Science Research Institute, 2800 …

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RIVER LIFE: Clean drinking water may be in short supply

“Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink” goes the line from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The statement may soon be more true than many in our area would like to believe in the …

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Help or Harm: Artificial reefs study reveals areas of improvement

While beach restoration projects help widen beaches by replacing sand lost through erosion with fill from offshore dredges, they occur frequently, and their sand often covers neighboring shallow reefs. Over the years, a variety of materials have been used to …

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The latest in JU MSRI Research Projects

Dr. Rose Borkowski is studying wild bottlenose dolphins, particularly those using interior areas of the St. Johns River near downtown Jacksonville. She also works to understand causes of death of small cetaceans in the Southeast. This project has involved dozens …

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Hands-on and up-close at 7th annual JU MSRI Ripples on the River

For the more than 300 visitors who explored the Jacksonville University Marine Science Research Institute’s Seventh Annual Ripples on the River event on Saturday, May 17, the St. Johns River became more than a flowing backdrop to the university.

Captain …

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