Like most of you, I spent a lot of time Aug. 21 staring up at the sun with a very dark pair of glasses, completely mesmerized by what I was seeing. The sight was fascinating and sort of eerie at …Read More »
Tag Archives: River Life
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. …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
There’s been a lot of excitement recently around the marine science program at Jacksonville University. On Feb. 9, we announced a cooperative partnership with OCEARCH, which is by far the most widely recognized shark tracking organization in the world.
This …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »