Are there sharks in the St. Johns River? This is a frequently asked question, especially by middle school-aged students or people interested in sharks in general. And the short answer is yes, but as usual, it is more complicated than …Read More »
Tag Archives: River Life
Is it really July already? This has been an incredible year that few could have imagined in January.
The future is so uncertain with the pandemic and social unrest upsetting the normal patterns of our lives. But we will survive …Read More »
The impact of hurricanes to the coastal Southeastern United States is huge, especially to Florida and locally to the St. Johns River.
Hurricane season officially started Monday. But we have already had two named storms, with Bertha striking South Carolina …Read More »
Last month River Life took a virtual walk on the beach. Beaches were closed and no one could take a stroll or run along the shoreline. Thankfully that has changed.
Beaches have reopened for recreation, welcome news to those who …Read More »
Was it really March last week and was it really 90 degrees? Sounds like a great time to escape to the beach. That had been my original intention until COVID-19 changed all of our plans.
It would have been so …Read More »
The St. Johns River is an estuary. The classic definition of an estuary is a semi-enclosed body of water, open to the ocean but diluted with fresh water. The lower basin of the St. Johns River fits that description precisely. …Read More »
We live in a rhythmic world and hardly realize it. Usually when we think of rhythm, we think of music and the beat of the drums and bass as they set the tempo for the melody. But nature has its …Read More »
Boring is not a description normally associated with river or ocean life — at least not if the definition used means dull and uninteresting. But boring is the topic for this column — not in the unexciting way but in …Read More »
Water, water, everywhere and no place for it to go. When will the water level in the St. Johns River return to normal?
That seems to be a recurring question that I am getting more and more frequently. Normal is …Read More »
Giant squid are not something you are likely to find in the St. Johns River, but these mystical creatures have fascinated me for a long time.
They were first introduced to me in my first general zoology course as a …Read More »