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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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MSRI offers marine science exploration at virtual camp

Swimmng with turtles

At Jacksonville University’s Marine Science Research Institute (MSRI), summer camp is on – virtually.

“There are lots of people looking for something educationally stimulating for their children to do this summer,” says Assistant Professor of Marine Science Dr. Melinda Simmons, …

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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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River Life: Natural rhythms control the cadence of existence

Rhythm of river life

We live in a rhythmic world and hardly realize it. Usually when we think of rhythm, we think of music and the beat of the drums and bass as they set the tempo for the melody. But nature has its …

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River Life: A “hole” lot of interesting creatures

Shipworm holes

Boring is not a description normally associated with river or ocean life — at least not if the definition used means dull and uninteresting. But boring is the topic for this column — not in the unexciting way but in …

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