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OceanWise and Stewardship!

OceanWise helps support stewardship of the GTM Research Reserve's landscape. Shoreline erosion along the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway has been identified as an ongoing issue within the Reserve. Storm surges and increased waves due to boat wakes threaten the stability of the shorelines and the edges of the marsh. In response to these threats, [...]

September 7th, 2016|Events|Comments Off on OceanWise and Stewardship!

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

GTM researchers found this rare burrowing mussel on an oyster reef. It's commonly known as mahogany date mussel, Lithophaga bisulcata. The fossil record dating back to the Paleozoic indicates that mussels in the genus Lithophaga have long been associated with reef building corals (Scott 1988b). The mahogany date mussel attaches to the substrate and its congeners with bissal [...]

August 17th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Weird Animal Wednesday

Lecture on Juvenile Sea Turtles Tomorrow!

Attention all sea turtle fans! You don't want to miss tomorrow's Afternoon Insight lecture - "A Florida Mystery: The Emergence of a Debilitating Cancer in Juvenile Sea Turtles." The Guest lecturer is David Duffy, a cancer molecular biologist at the Sea Turtle Hospital, University of Florida’s Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience. He and other researchers are currently working to better [...]

August 16th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Lecture on Juvenile Sea Turtles Tomorrow!

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

Good Luck Interns!

This week, we're saying goodbye to our communication and education interns. Each has been a tremendous help this summer and we are going to miss them! We asked what their internship at the GTM Research Reserve meant to them: Communication intern, Rachel Keeley says, "Working as an intern at the GTM Research Reserve this summer was great! I gained [...]

July 27th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Good Luck Interns!

OceanWise: An Evening for the Estuaries

Mark your calendars! The Friends of the GTM Reserve will be hosting the seventh annual Oceanwise: An Evening for the Estuaries on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. This fundraising event highlights the importance of protecting and preserving our ocean and estuary resources. There will be live music, local seafood prepared by chefs, and an [...]

July 22nd, 2016|News|Comments Off on OceanWise: An Evening for the Estuaries

Pokémon Go Beach Walk!

Attention all Pokémon Go players! The GTM Research Reserve is hosting a Pokémon Go Beach Walk this Friday, July 22 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Join us for a walk on the beach, make new friends, and catch wild Pokémon! We will be meeting at the South Beach Access Parking Lot. All levels are welcome to attend! Here's a [...]

July 19th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Pokémon Go Beach Walk!

Attention Pokémon Go Players!

Do you play Pokémon Go? Want to find more Pokémon at cool and exciting PokéStops? The GTM Research Reserve has multiple PokéStops around the entrance and along the trails as well. It's at these places where you can collect special items! Take a walk down our trails in search for wild and rare Pokémon! We also have [...]

July 15th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Attention Pokémon Go Players!

Weird Animal Wednesday Update!

For this Wednesday, we have an update on one of our weird animals! Remember the baby green heron nest from three weeks ago? The Northeast Florida Aquatic Preserves visited the trails on Monday and found that the baby herons aren't babies anymore! There is a total of four chicks and all of them have emerged from their [...]

July 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Weird Animal Wednesday Update!