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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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RIVER LIFE: Annual State of the River Report

By Dr. A. Quinton White

The 2018 State of the River Report for the Lower St. Johns River Basin was recently released at the City of Jacksonville Environmental Symposium. As usual, the report contains both good and bad news. This …

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MARKET LIFE: Busting Common Start-Up Myths

By Dr. Don Capener

What are the most common myths of entrepreneurial practice?

There are three myths that just won’t die in terms of understanding what works and what doesn’t in start-up environments. The following mythbusting is intended for those …

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MARKET LIFE: How China Can Impact Your Future Earnings

By Dr. Don Capener

China’s economy will impact U.S. retirement savings. But could it also impact a company’s bottom line?

Are you starting or growing a company, or worried about your 401K and other investments? Do you not fully understand …

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