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RIVER LIFE: It might be time for the tipping point for the St. Johns

What an exciting time this is for the St. Johns River. After decades of suffering from a serious lack of caring, it seems attention is finally being paid to the river and its potential for Northeast Florida. I say this …

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RIVER LIFE: Water is anything but simple

Last month’s River Life column discussed how temperature affects the marvelous diversity of life that occurs in the St. Johns River.

Everything from those charismatic megafauna that everyone loves: sharks, dolphins and manatees; to the huge diversity of freshwater, estuarine

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RIVER LIFE: There’s a lot to measure when it comes to water

One of the marvelous things about the lower basin of the St. Johns River is the diversity of life that can exist within its banks.

In addition to the charismatic megafauna, those large animals that everyone loves, like dolphins and

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Record single-day manatee count announced by marine science researchers

The number of manatees in local waters surged to the highest single-day counts since surveys by Jacksonville University researchers began more than two decades ago, rising 15 percent to 217 over the previous record of 189 in 2012.

However, researchers …

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RIVER LIFE: Have your say about area’s waterfront

The St. Johns River is many things to many people, but not everyone has the opportunity to enjoy it as much as they would like. And while this has been known for some time, very little has been done to …

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RIVER LIFE: The St. Johns River is a present itself

As we celebrate this season — and, yes, I know this column appears on Christmas Day — my thoughts have turned to the gifts of the St. Johns River that we enjoy every day.

The river has given us so

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RIVER LIFE: Flatness is part of what makes the St. Johns River unique

As I have written in this column many times, the St. Johns River is a fascinating place with many twists and turns, both physically and biologically. The unique nature of the river is driven by its flatness.

The St. Johns

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