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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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RIVER LIFE: On flip side, hurricane offers some environmental benefits

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 …

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RIVER LIFE: Anglers get chance to be part of river reef study

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. …

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RIVER LIFE: Impact of rains lasting; could prompt algae bloom

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 …

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Anjali, Myrtle & Mary: A Daughter’s Passion for the Ocean

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

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