Everything has to be somewhere. It’s a phrase I preach to my students all the time, because it helps to account for some of the things in marine science that we need to track. Water and sediment are two of …Read More »
Tag Archives: Marine Science Research Institute
“Science on the St. Johns” by MSRI Oct. 24 highlights region’s stellar natural asset
With a new name and date but the same dynamic goal by the Marine Science Research Institute, “Science on the St. Johns” comes to Jacksonville University’s waterfront Saturday, Oct. 24.
It’s the eighth time the MSRI has offered the …Read More »
National TV coverage given to research on threatened gopher tortoise
A JU biology professor and marine science student have gone high-tech on Cumberland Island National Seashore’s gopher tortoise, using GPS mapping along with burrow and remote game cameras to learn about the threatened species’ age, gender, eating patterns, living conditions …Read More »
RIVER LIFE: How ‘Wilson’ bobbed from the St. Johns to near Greenland
Have you ever wondered how big the ocean is? For most of us, the vastness of the world and its ocean is hard to grasp. In some ways, we see the huge scope of the universe easier because we can
Millar Wilson Lab takes lead role in first broad study of St. Johns River mercury levels
A four-year comprehensive study of mercury levels in the St. Johns River will determine if Duval County residents are at greater risk of exposure than the rest of Florida, with JU researchers and students using a $25,000 grant to take …Read More »
Wilson! MSRI drifter buoy that drew headlines makes a comeback
He may have drifted off from a tearful Tom Hanks and never returned in “Castaway,” but JU’s Wilson? He’s back.
The volleyball drifter buoy that a JU physical oceanography class dropped into the mouth of the St. Johns River last …Read More »
RIVER LIFE: The littlest denizens of the river are so intriguing
Recently, while listening to one of Jacksonville University’s marine science graduate students defend her thesis research, I was struck by how much life there is in the St. Johns River that no one can see without a microscope.
Eighth annual St. Johns River Report reveals improvements, concerns
The eighth annual State of the River Report on the lower St. Johns River Basin shows there are positive signs of the waterway’s health improving, but reveals there are concerns of deterioration, as well as some indicators—some good and some …Read More »
RIVER LIFE: Kingfish tournament gets people hooked on nature
The First Coast has an abundance of natural resources that we enjoy and maybe too often take for granted. I was reminded of this earlier this month during the 35th annual Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament.
I have been working with
RIVER LIFE: Rediscovering the St. Johns through young people’s eyes
We often hear people complaining about the “younger generation.” They are often portrayed as aimless, self-centered and too connected to their electronic devices to pay attention to what is happening right in front of them.
This week we wrapped up