Dangerous Surf Conditions

By Pam Marcum “My #1 rule of thumb for the beach is never turn your back on the water.” One of the best parts of living on the coast is the beach. Millions of people enjoy sunbathing and splashing around in the surf every day. But what seems like such a great pass-time can turn…

More Hurricane Matthew

By Shannon Dunnigan Hurricane Matthew approaches the northeast Florida coast this morning. The storm continues to pass along the eastern Florida coast just offshore. Presently it is within 20 miles offshore of Daytona Beach, Florida. Winds are around 120 mph, pressure 945 mb, and is moving NNW at 14 mph (weather.com). You can check out…

What is SWMP?

By Shannon Dunnigan For over a decade the GTM Research Reserve has been monitoring seasonal changes in water quality at four stations (Pine Island, San Sebastian, Fort Matanzas, and Pellicer Creek) found within the Tolomato, Matanzas, and Pellicer Creek estuaries as part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve’s (NERRs) System-Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP). The goal…