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September is Microplastic Awareness Month!

Overall Microplastic (GTM Research Reserve) Create bar charts The GTM Research Reserve joined the Florida Microplastics Awareness Project in 2015! Since joining, our researchers and volunteers have collected monthly water samples from 14 locations, filtered the samples, and collected data on the different types and amounts of microplastics within our waters. Our researchers and volunteers [...]

September 1st, 2016|Education, Research|Comments Off on September is Microplastic Awareness Month!

Weird Animal Wednesday

Our researchers found these guys in Guana River. Here are two microscopic zooplankton species - A Favella species has eaten a Ceratium species. Favella is a tintinnid ciliate. Tintinnids are a vital link in aquatic food chains as they are the 'herbivores' of the plankton. They feed on phytoplankton (algae and cyanobacteria) and in turn act as food for larger [...]

August 10th, 2016|Education, News, Research|Comments Off on Weird Animal Wednesday

SWMP Tech Job Opportunity at the GTM Research Reserve

An exciting job opportunity is available at the GTM Research Reserve! The SWMP Technician will assist with the long-term water quality and meteorological monitoring at the Reserve. This includes maintaining and deploying instrumentation, conducting monthly nutrient sampling, assisting biological monitoring in the field, and assisting with a variety of visiting scientist research. The SWMP (System-Wide [...]

May 13th, 2016|Information, News, Research|Comments Off on SWMP Tech Job Opportunity at the GTM Research Reserve