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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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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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RIVER LIFE: Salt/fresh water a huge river dynamic

One of the more variable factors with which plants and animals must contend in the St. Johns River is salinity, or salt concentration in the water. Yet it is also critically important to many species. Few can handle a wide …

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RIVER LIFE: Here’s to the new year — and resolutions for the St. Johns

New Year’s resolutions are important to many people, so when a good friend mentioned recently how much impact a group of people can have when they work together, I thought, how about some resolutions for the river! Perhaps people living …

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RIVER LIFE: Memories of oysters and oyster roasts

November in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia brings shorter days, cooler weather, Thanksgiving, roast turkey with oyster dressing — and the St. Johns Riverkeeper Annual Oyster Roast.

There is something about this time of year that makes me think of …

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