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Tag Archives: Dr. Quinton White

River Life: St. Johns River’s blue crabs need our help

Last month’s column was part of a question posed on my final exam in The Ecology of the St. Johns River course. The student’s contribution was well received with a number of favorable reviews. So, I thought I would use …

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River Life: A student’s perspective on the St. Johns River

This past semester we offered a course at Jacksonville University entitled “Ecology of the St. Johns River.” It was mentioned in last month’s column. As part of their final exam, I had them review some past River Life columns and …

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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 …

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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 …

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River Life: Do sharks prowl the St. Johns?

Shark

Are there sharks in the St. Johns River? This is a frequently asked question, especially by middle school-aged students or people interested in sharks in general. And the short answer is yes, but as usual, it is more complicated than …

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River Life: Time to restore the Ocklawaha

Rodman Dam

Is it really July already? This has been an incredible year that few could have imagined in January.

The future is so uncertain with the pandemic and social unrest upsetting the normal patterns of our lives. But we will survive …

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River Life: A history of predicting hurricanes

Hurricane Dorian

The impact of hurricanes to the coastal Southeastern United States is huge, especially to Florida and locally to the St. Johns River.

Hurricane season officially started Monday. But we have already had two named storms, with Bertha striking South Carolina …

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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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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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