Regional Reef Fish Collaborative gathers, refines, and communicates reef fish info

Have you heard about the team of Sea Grant fisheries extension specialists, university scientists, and fisheries managers known as the Regional Reef Fish Collaborative? Led by Dr. Marcus Drymon, a marine fisheries specialist with Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, the Collaborative is responsible for gathering, refining, and communicating information about reef fish across the southeastern U.S….

Tornado forecasting has long history

Did you know there was a time in history where the word “tornado” was banned from American weather forecasts? Up until the 1950s, these storms were thought to be so terrible that reporting on them may cause panic.  A century ago, the only warning you may have received about an approaching tornado was a neighbor…

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant makes strong showing as Gulf Guardian

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC)-supported programs are recognized leaders in protecting Gulf of Mexico ecosystems, increasing resilience in coastal communities and bringing creative environmental literacy activities into classrooms. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Division recently announced its 2022 Gulf Guardian Awards, and MASGC Engagement and Education Team members, their programs and…

Team selected to estimate abundance of Greater Amberjack in South Atlantic, Gulf

From a Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium news release. (OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss.) – A team of scientists, selected through a peer-review process organized by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, will conduct an independent study to estimate the number of Greater Amberjack in the U.S. waters of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico regions. The team…

Science Outreach Team goes back to basics to complete mission

In 2020, the Sea Grant Science Outreach Team delivered seven publications and a whopping 15 webinars. But other than a final webinar in January, nothing new has appeared on gulfseagrant.org, the website that hosts the team’s work. So what have they been up to? The short answer is what they’re always up to—they have been…

Sea Grant leads call to action on Greater Amberjack; Public feedback needed on research priorities

November 16, 2020 By: Lourdes Rodriguez, 954-577-6363 office, 954-242-8439 mobile, rodriguezl@ufl.edu FLORIDA – A gap of knowledge surrounding the status and future of the Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili) is the driving force behind a $10 Million project involving University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Florida Sea Grant. The 2020-2023 Gulf of…

Webinars on how oil spills impact oysters and water quality next in summer lineup

Two popular oil spill science webinar series will broadcast second installments next week. Increasing resilience of wild and farmed oysters before, during, and after an oil spill, part two in the series Oysters: Adapting to a changing Gulf, will go live on July 27 at 1 pm CDT/2 EDT. Impacts of oil spills on water…

Upcoming webinars explore fate of oil in the marine environment

The good news about marine oil spills—if there is any—is that over the years oil spill responders from the public and private sectors have developed a host of tools and methods at their disposal to clean one up when it happens. But what happens to oil unable to be retrieved through current clean up techniques…

Florida Sea Grant expert: 10 years after oil spill, Gulf still on the mend

By Brad Buck, public relations specialist at UF/IFAS Communications. Access the original report here. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Nearly 10 years ago to the day, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig began spilling millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. We know the Gulf is recovering, but it may be decades before science tells…