Sustainable development goal 14 is to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development” or as it is shortened “life below water”. 1 According to the United States Geological Survey “about ... READ MORE
Hurricanes have a great impact on the livelihoods of millions of people. This is an obvious statement given the sheer size and magnitude of the forces unleashed by them. What is less obvious, however, is all the different ways in which hurricanes ... READ MORE
A recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) titled Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability drew attention to the problem of maladaptation. Maladaptation is when actions taken to help communities ... READ MORE
I would like to celebrate World Oceans Day on our very own One Health Blog by identifying where the interconnections between realms happen within the ocean context. By interconnections, I mean the One Health philosophy concept of humans, ... READ MORE
I am very pleased to write this blog post as it feels like a coronation, but also as a follow-up to a previous one. If you have followed our blog, you might remember a post, back from September 30th,
2019, titled "How Sea Turtles Sparked ... READ MORE
Fish biological gender dynamics
Fish really are some fascinating creatures. With those colors, and the ability to live and breathe underwater, they feel so far away from us and the rest of the mammals. Another very peculiar feature characterizes ... READ MORE
That plastic bottle that you saw floating ashore will eventually enter our food chain.
This is Part 2 of a blog series covering plastic pollution in Earth's oceans. Read Part 1 here.
Impacts on climate change
Oil, gas, and coal are the fossil-fuel ... READ MORE
Planet Earth's Ocean has got 5 trillion problems and it’s all plastic.
What is plastic
From the Greek πλαστικος (plastikos), the term “plastics” literally means “fit for molding”. Plastic derives from cellulose and fossil ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. The personal health and safety of everyone in the ... READ MORE
Costanza Manes, One Health Center Zoologist and Leonardo Fellow
A New, Puzzling Project
I am working on a project on a very ugly disease affecting sea turtles. I’m a zoologist, a scuba diver, and always liked marine life with a great interest ... READ MORE