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Volume 5, Issue 2
April 9, 2015

"Published by Florida Sea Grant, authored by scientists worldwide."

Welcome to the latest in print and online content from faculty and staff at Florida Sea Grant.
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boats crammed at Keewaydin Island As the population along Florida's coast grows, coastal communities are feeling the squeeze. Is there room on the water for everybody? Learn what tools Florida Sea Grant is using to help coastal communities balance competing demands for water access in our web story.
Megan Conkling thumbnail Two graduate students at Florida universities have been named recipients of scholarships from the Aylesworth Foundation for the Advancement of Marine Science. Read more about winners Stephanie Garvis, a doctoral student at the University of Central Florida and Megan Conkling, a master's student at Florida Atlantic University in our web story.
sea vegetables grown in aquaponics Saltwater fish and gourmet veggies -- the researchers at Mote Marine Aquaculture are testing a marine version of an aquaponics system that community-based growers could one day use to raise fish and vegetables more sustainably in Florida. Watch this video to see how cooks prepare some home-grown sea purslane, and find out how a marine aquaponics system might work.
national working waterways and waterfront program cover The organizing committee of the 4th National Working Waterfronts Symposium invites individuals working with waterfront or waterway topics to submit an abstract or session proposal by April 15, 2015. The symposium will take place November 16-19, 2015 in Tampa. Read our web story for more information.
floridas changing seas promotional campaign To call attention to pressing coastal and ocean issues in Florida and the surrounding region, Florida Sea Grant has launched an awareness campaign that includes four special reports to be published in Florida Trend. The year-long series, known as "Florida's Changing Seas," is must reading for coastal residents, visitors, policymakers and professionals in the state's many maritime industries. Learn more in our web story.
nature magazine logo Florida Sea Grant Director Karl Havens collaborated on a newly published article in Nature Scientific Data announcing a database that provides vast amounts of information on summer lake surface temperatures collected from 291 lakes around the world from 1985 to 2009. Included are links to spreadsheets with temperatures and measurement site coordinates. It's more big data for ecologists, climatologists, and other scientists who use lake temperature data in their work.
food control cover thumbnail Is the fish on your plate really the fish you ordered? Using Florida Sea Grant funds, scientists at the University of South Florida have developed a handheld sensor that will help ensure consumers are getting what they pay for. The paper describing the new technology and its application appears in a newly published issue of Food Control.
lake okeechobee freshwater discharge photo courtesy patrick murphy A Florida Senate report, Options to Reduce High Volume Freshwater Flows to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Move More Water from Lake Okeechobee to the Southern Everglades, provides an assessment of freshwater management policies and activities that have adversely affected coastal environments on the both the east and west coasts of Florida. The authors outline five options where lawmakers and land managers can find solutions.
pompano larval fish What's the best way to grow out the larvae of high-value marine food fish and stock enhancement species? Kevan Main and a team at Mote Marine Aquaculture Park look at the nutritional requirements of pompano, hoping to help commercial growers develop more efficent feed regimens, increase larvae survival, and cut production costs. We overlooked the results when they were originally published in Aquaculture in 2014 and include them now for our readers.
enhancing comm of climate change cover thumbnail Climate change adaptation and mitigation have been hindered by psychological barriers, knowledge gaps and other factors. This study, Using Expert and Non-expert Models of Climate Change to Enhance Communication, highlights the value of having experts and non-experts focus on local, actionable items to bring about more effective climate outreach and communication.
program highlights cover thumbnail Check out our 2013-14 Program Highlights, featuring news and photos from across the state in full color. You'll find a feature on how Sea Grant is working to make coastal communities more resilient to storms; photos and bios of our scholarship and fellowship winners; and how Florida Sea Grant researchers are testing novel fish farming technologies.
2015 site review briefing book cover The 2015 Site Review Briefing Book, developed for a recent national review of the Florida Sea Grant program, explains our program's strategic planning and implementation, the administration of research projects, and the coordination of an integrated statewide extension network.
environmental management book cover thumbnail The Florida Everglades has been altered by nutrient pollution and water control structures designed for flood control and water supply. The study Predicting Ecological Responses of the Florida Everglades to Possible Future Climate Scenarios describes results of a workshop where a regional hydrologic model was used to simulate future scenarios influenced by climate change, including increased temperature, evapotranspiration and sea level.
hydrbiologia journal cover thumbnail The body size of zooplankton has many substantive effects on the function of aquatic food webs. In Temperature effects on body size of freshwater crustacean zooplankton from Greenland to the tropics, Sea Grant director Karl Havens and colleagues test the hypothesis that the body size of cladocerans, calanoids, and cyclopoids declines with increasing water temperature, a response documented in an earlier study that considered only cladoceran zooplankton.
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