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Category: Coasts & Marine

Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS name new associate director of Extension and education

As a child growing up in Bermuda, Maia McGuire knew how to swim before she could walk and spent every spare moment exploring the ocean’s shore with her father. Now, she will lead UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Sea… Read More

Sea turtle nests and hurricanes, here is what UF /IFAS experts want you to know

By: Lourdes Rodriguez and Tory Moore Hurricane season, June through November, overlaps with sea turtle nesting season, which starts in March and runs through October in Florida. When storms approach the coast, they can put nests in peril…. Read More

Deepwater Horizon disaster restructured food web in the Gulf, study finds

After the Deepwater Horizon disaster unleashed more than 3 million barrels of crude oil into the northern Gulf of Mexico in 2010, many wondered how it would affect the area’s marine life. Early on, scientists predicted the oil… Read More

New institute to address food production and sustainability at global scale

The University of Florida has announced the creation of the UF/IFAS Food Systems Institute, which will bring together the university’s top researchers to find solutions to feeding the world in a way that is economically and environmentally sustainable…. Read More

UF/IFAS marine scientist and Florida’s Chief Scientist named dean at USF

A globally renowned marine researcher with more than 20 years of academic leadership at the University of Florida finding solutions for fresh and saltwater ecology today was announced as the new dean of the College of Marine Science… Read More

Florida’s agriculture, marine industries report effects of COVID-19 restrictions

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida economists now have a baseline understanding of ways the pandemic has affected the agriculture, aquaculture and marine sectors of Florida’s economy. According to Christa Court, who led a monthlong survey effort along… Read More

UF researchers to investigate socioeconomic impacts of algal blooms

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is among the awardees of a grant that aims to discover the aftermath, both socially and economically, of Florida’s prolonged red tide event of 2017-19. The Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean… Read More

Preliminary reports in COVID-19 impact survey show effects vary by industry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As University of Florida economists cross the halfway point in their surveys of Florida’s agriculture and marine industries related to the impacts of COVID-19, initial reports indicate that impacts vary widely across industry types in… Read More