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RIVER LIFE: Why Mudflats Are Critical to a Healthy Ecosystem

Growing up in the Tidewater region of southeastern Virginia near Norfolk, we used to play in what we called the “mudflats.” Later, in college and graduate school, I began to appreciate how important these areas were to the ecology of …

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RIVER LIFE: Overwintering Ends for St. Johns River Species

By Dr. A. Quinton White

Spring is just around the corner if it isn’t here already. We had a very mild winter, which for many us was a good thing. We only had to cover our plants a couple of …

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RIVER LIFE: Reef-building in the St. Johns River

By Dr. A. Quinton White

The St. Johns River is a fascinating ecological feature of Florida. It is critical to the very fabric of Jacksonville.

I often sit in amazement while observing the impact of the river on our lives, …

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JU MSRI Executive Director Quinton White’s Times-Union River Life Column: When the river ‘boils,’ it must be mullet

Mullet is the subject of the Friday, Oct. 25, monthly River Life column in The Florida Times-Union by JU Marine Science Research Institute Executive Director Quinton White.

Not the hairstyle, the fish.

White discusses watching a recent mullet run and …

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