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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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RIVER LIFE: St. Johns River susceptible to runoff from forest fires

Fire and water don’t mix, and fire when coupled with a lack of water can create a dangerous combination. This is readily illustrated in the huge wildfire that has recently burned just north of the Florida-Georgia line, and multiple fires …

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RIVER LIFE: Manatee’s new status should be celebrated

Last month, our local charismatic megafauna, the Florida manatee, achieved a very significant milestone in recovering from near extinction, when the federal government down-listed the marine mammal from endangered to threatened.

While some are upset that the status of the …

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JU enters world stage of ocean research with ‘OCEARCH at Jacksonville University’ partnership

You can’t change the future of the ocean on a fisherman’s story.

So says Chris Fischer, the charismatic founder of world-renowned marine research outfit OCEARCH. The bona fides of academic expertise, peer-reviewed published research and acclaimed scientists are needed to …

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