||In a collaboration with Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI), the Smithsonian Marine Station is leading an initiative to better understand the scope of sponge diversity in Indian River Lagoon, the 156-mile long estuary system that stretches along Florida's eastern coast.|
|It’s been a busy two years at SMS for George Burch Fellow Dr. Blake Ushijima, who headed up our Coral Health and Marine Probiotics (CHAMP) lab. He moves on to the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), where he has accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology and Marine Biology.||
The staff of the SMS and SMEE are grateful for the ongoing support provided by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission through the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. These funds allow us to conduct a number of research and education activities that would otherwise not be possible.