FLASH: Florida Aquatic Science Heros

While I was in graduate school in Florida I spent a lot of time in and around the Indian River Lagoon. It is one of the most diverse estuarine ecosystems in North America mainly due in part that it’s expansive length stretches across two geographic zone, the temperate and the tropic zone. This seamless mixing creates some of the most beautiful landscape you’d ever set your eyes on. It is also one of the most fragile environments since it sits on the edge of one of the largest man-made disasters in our country, the Everglades restoration project. Dr. Edie Widder is a deep-sea biologist who founded the Ocean Research and Conservation Association and is featured this video produced by COSEE. Get to know some of her exciting work helping to restore the balance of aquatic ecosystems in south Florida by Making Water Pollution Visible.

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