What IS that smell?!?

Wekiva River Basin State Parks by Amy Giannotti After several late night arrivals last night, this morning began with a packing frenzy…loading up tanks, gear, sampling equipment, people…and – most importantly – DoubleStuf Oreos!! We mustered at 9 am at Katie’s Landing in Wekiva River Basin State Parks. The plan …

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Hot Hot Heat!

Rose Sink – June 27, 2010 Sarah Brightman My name is Sarah Brightman and I’m the 2010 Boston Sea Rovers Frank Scalli Annual Summer Intern. One part of my summer internship with the Sea Rovers includes spending a week in the Florida Springs working with the Cambrian Foundation. My main …

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Diving in duckweed

Manatee Springs – June 25, 2010 Marissa Williams Friday June 25th started the first of a four day sampling and educational extravaganza including three new sampling locations in North Florida. For the past few years the Cambrian Foundation has focused its bacteria and water quality analysis efforts on Central Florida …

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Pizza and Palm Trees!

Planning for Wekiwa, Deleon, Sulfur, and Palm Springs – February 18, 2010 Amy Giannotti Everyone has arrived in Orlando and is ready to begin diving! Amy traveled to the airport this morning to retrieve Drs. Rima Franklin (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Aaron Mills (University of Virginia) and welcome them to …

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A Hotel for Catfish?

Manatee Springs – February 8, 2009 FINALLY a warm day greeted us upon arrival at Manatee Springs State Park. Manatee Springs is located in Chiefland, Florida, which is southwest of Gainesville. This is a first magnitude spring which means it discharges at least an average of 100 million gallons of …

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Quest for Bacteria

Saturday, February 7, 2009 – Rose Sink It was another brisk 36-degree morning as the team arrived at Rose Sink in Columbia, Florida. Overall the objectives at Rose Sink today were to recon possible sites for future bacterial collections, photo documentation, distance marker placement and macrofauna collection. These objectives also …

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