GTM Talks: Diving into Shellfish and Water Quality
Monday, June 21, 2021 | 3 to 4 p.m. at GTM Research Reserve Marineland
Dr. Todd Osbourne and Michael Sullivan will partner in a lecture on shellfish and water quality at the GTM Resarch Reserve Marineland Field Office from 3 to 4 p.m .Monday, June 21, 2021.
Osborne, a researcher at the University of Florida’s Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience in Marineland, will focus on his collaborative projects with the GTM Research Reserve — shellfish ecology, and the relationship between shellfish and water quality.
Sullivan, a shellfish farmer and owner of Commander's Shellfish Camp, serves on the Reserve’s Oyster and Water Quality Task Force. He will also assist with the Reserve’s 2021 Adventures in the Estuary’s shellfish -themed Research Camp.
During the lecture, Sullivan will elaborate on his conservation work with shellfish and ongoing partnership with Osborne.
The Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR) protects 73,000 acres of Florida's northeast coast, stretching from Ponte Vedra Beach to Palm Coast.
The southern component of the GTMNERR is associated with the Matanzas River, and contains several state parks — Pellicer Creek Aquatic Preserve, Faver-Dykes State Park, Washington Oaks Gardens State Park and the River to Sea Preserve at Marineland.
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When: 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 21, 2021
Where: The GTM Research Reserve Marineland Field Office is located at 9741 Ocean Shore Blvd. in St. Augustine, FL32137