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River Life: St. Johns River’s blue crabs need our help

Last month’s column was part of a question posed on my final exam in The Ecology of the St. Johns River course. The student’s contribution was well received with a number of favorable reviews. So, I thought I would use …

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River Life: A student’s perspective on the St. Johns River

This past semester we offered a course at Jacksonville University entitled “Ecology of the St. Johns River.” It was mentioned in last month’s column. As part of their final exam, I had them review some past River Life columns and …

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River Life: Climate Change is Real

Climate change is real. The impact is becoming more and more evident as time goes on. The impact to the St. Johns River is of great concern to a number of people. It is a shame that our political leaders …

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River Life: Artificial Reefs Contribute to Overall Ecology of the St. Johns River

Article Feature Image of an artificial reef

Two artificial reefs were constructed in the St. Johns River in December 2014 by the city of Jacksonville in partnership with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation and the Coastal Conservation Association. These river reefs were located south of the Fuller …

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River Life: The Manatees are Back!

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The manatees are back, the manatees are back! At least that is what it felt like last week at Jacksonville University. Despite the still cold water, we had a manatee visit our boat dock. There is nothing like one of …

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River Life: Do sharks prowl the St. Johns?

Shark

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 …

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River Life: Time to restore the Ocklawaha

Rodman Dam

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 …

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