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RIVER LIFE: Marine Species Superlatives

By Dr. A. Quinton White

On occasions, I am asked to identify my favorite animal. This question usually comes up when I am talking to a group of elementary students and they get into what I term the superlative questions:…

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RIVER LIFE: Annual State of the River Report

By Dr. A. Quinton White

The 2018 State of the River Report for the Lower St. Johns River Basin was recently released at the City of Jacksonville Environmental Symposium. As usual, the report contains both good and bad news. This …

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Art Here and Now: JU’s Newest Public Installations

The cool and coastal tones of Opportunity by recent Jacksonville University (JU) College of Fine Arts graduate Tori West and the undulating River Wise marinescape by MFA candidate Tiffany Gonzalez, are JU’s newest public art installations.

Opportunity

Opportunity, installed …

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River Life: St. Johns River Is Key Hatchery for Shrimp

By Dr. A. Quinton White

One of the joys of living in northeast Florida is the ability to eat fresh Mayport shrimp. I was reminded of just how delicious they are earlier this week.

We took our Marine Science Summer …

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RIVER LIFE: Small groups can make big impact on what’s around them

The connection between what happens on the upland and the resultant water quality of a river or lake is very complex.

Some people don’t seem to understand the connection between what happens on their lawns, streets and homes and water …

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OCEARCH launches new expedition with JU shark researcher helping guide study of great whites off Southeast coast

The world-renowned shark-research ship M/V OCEARCH is docked in downtown Jacksonville this week, readying for a return to open waters Thursday, Jan. 18, to study mature great white sharks as they winter off the Southeast coast.

On board the flagship …

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RIVER LIFE: Irma’s incredible impact on St. Johns River

The impact Hurricane Irma had on the St. Johns River continues to amaze me. As a marine scientist, I understand the how and why, but the sheer magnitude is still sinking in. The size of Irma and the amount of …

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