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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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2021: Year in Review

2021 has been a year of growth, accomplishments and positive change at Jacksonville University. As we wrap up another year, here’s a look back through some of the top stories from 2021. 

Jacksonville University named a top university on U.S.

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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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Deep Dive: how to protect our river

Doctor Quint White's monthly column

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 …

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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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2021 St. Johns River Report: tracking trends that threaten aquatic life

A Florida Manatee

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 …

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River Life: Artificial Reefs Contribute to Overall Ecology of the St. Johns River

Article Feature Image of an artificial reef

Two artificial reefs were constructed in the St. Johns River in December 2014 by the city of Jacksonville in partnership with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation and the Coastal Conservation Association. These river reefs were located south of the Fuller …

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Marine Science students engineer homemade ocean ‘drifters’

The phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is being put to the test by students in Jacksonville, and scientists are reaping the benefits.

Jacksonville University Professor Jeremy Stalker created an inexpensive and effective method for studying ocean currents …

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