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 …Read More »
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As has been pointed out several times in this column, the St. Johns River is a unique river in the way it behaves and in its ecology. The fact that it is so flat, with only about a 30-foot fall …Read More »
“I view Earth as a living creature, because it responds as a living creature. And what you are seeing right now is the Earth responding to us. And it is very angry.”
— Dr. Robert D. Ballard
Renowned oceanographer and …Read More »
The 10th annual State of the River Report, an analysis of the health of the Lower St. Johns River Basin by by JU and other researchers, reveals several areas of improvement but shows trends that some indicators have worsened, suggesting …Read More »
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey that wreaked havoc on Houston, the question was often asked: Could it happen here? The answer was pretty straightforward: “Yes, it is not a matter of if, but when. Remember Matthew?”
Little did we …Read More »
The St. Johns River is picturesque, flowing gently though Jacksonville. We look at and admire the beauty and tranquility of the water while enjoying the peaceful and calming effect.
What we see on the surface doesn’t tell the whole story. …Read More »
What a difference a month makes.
For faithful readers of this column, first, thank you, and second, you might remember that last month’s column was about the impact of the drought and the fires that resulted.
Now, we are experiencing …Read More »
Originally published in the Spring 2017 issue of WAVE Magazine.
By Lilla Ross
Photo by Cassie Elmore ’18
It all started with Myrtle the Turtle.
Watching the 500-pound green sea turtle swim around her tank is Anjali Bhardwaj’s earliest memory …Read More »