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Testing the Waters For Ecosystem Health

By Cally HouseExecutive Assistant, University of FloridaSpringsWatch Leader, Ichetucknee Wet Group Clean water and healthy ecosystems are threatened more and more. Conservation is so important because the next generations deserve to inherit the intact and healthy natural resources we have been so fortunate to rely upon, observe, and enjoy. A

It Started with Wildlife

My connection to nature started with my love for animals. I can’t remember when or why animals first caught my attention, although I’m sure it most likely started with my first hamster or first family puppy, “Muffin.” I have no idea how I made the leap from connecting with our

Studying Ocean Threats for Conservation Decision-Making

By Jasmin GrahamProject CoordinatorMarine Science Laboratory Alliance Center of Excellence (MarSci-LACE) Mote Marine Laboratory Growing up I was always captivated by the mysteries of the ocean. After spending my college years counting the number of microplastics on beaches around the world and necropsying stranded marine mammals with plastic bags in

Lessons from the Sea

I first gained an appreciation for conservation during the time I spent as a child living on a sailboat. On a sailboat, resources are limited—food, water, and in some cases, shelter from storms. When our water tank ran low, we collected rainwater from our (bleached) rooftop, using the gutters to