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River Life: A Harmonious Ecosystem

Has it ever occurred to you that the St. Johns River is very much like a symphony? Jacksonville is blessed to have an excellent symphony orchestra. I was at the final Jacksonville Symphony Masterworks Concert performance of Mahler’s 5th

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River Life: Why barnacles are a blessing and a curse

By Dr. A. Quinton White

One of the ubiquitous animals in the lower St. Johns River is the barnacle. However, they are both a blessing and a curse as far as life on the river goes. A blessing in that …

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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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RIVER LIFE: When River Health Links to the Ocean

By Dr. A. Quinton White

Charismatic megafauna is a term we use for those large animals that people find fascinating. Manatees, dolphins, and whales come to mind. These often huge creatures can cause a sense of wonder when we see …

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MARKET LIFE: Great Defense without Offense Leads Nowhere

By Dr. Don Capener

Are you trying to grow and protect a “nest egg” for retirement?

Don’t just play defense. Conventional wisdom in the world of finance says those nearing retirement should concentrate on defense when it comes to investments …

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MARKET LIFE: John Wooden on Overconfidence

By Dr. Don Capener

John Wooden once said, “It’s very easy to get comfortable in a position of leadership.”

Players, or employees, believe you have all of the answers, particularly if you have enjoyed past success. People may start saying …

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