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Emily Gordon Named to Board of Trustees

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We are pleased to announce that Emily Gordon has been named to Whitney Laboratory’s Board of Trustees. Emily brings an abundance of professional and scientific experience as well as a passion for community service to the Board of Trustees. Emily is a Florida Gator. She earned bachelor’s degrees in both nursing and zoology from the…

Discovery Walk Signage is Now Complete

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The Whitney Laboratory Discovery Walk signage is now complete! Enjoy a scenic and educational walk along the Whitney Laboratory shoreline as you visit seven stations. The walk begins at the “Whitney Pond” – where you’ll find out who calls our sea-lab home. From there follow the signs to find out more about Oysters, the Matanzas…

Local Group Creates Save Our Seas Quilt

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Thank you to the local St. Augustine quilting group for creating a one-of-a-kind marine life quilt for the Whitney Laboratory. The vibrant marine quilt called “Save Our Seas” was made by the eight member quilt bee, which includes Whitney Lab Docents, called See What Develops. Dr. Elaine Seaver provided marine consultation for the piece. It…

​Liao Lab has New Publication in the Journal Hearing Research

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Congratulations to the Liao Lab, which has a new publication in Hearing Research entitled “A non-toxic dose of cobalt chloride blocks hair cells of the zebrafish lateral line.” The work was spearheaded by Dr. William Stewart and aided by Dr. Jacob Johansen, both postdoctoral research associates in the Liao Lab. Led by Dr. James Liao, associate professor of…

Dr. James Liao & Dr. Leonid Moroz Receive UF Term Professorship Award


Congratulations to Dr. James Liao and Dr. Leonid Moroz, who each received the University of Florida Term Professorship Award from the UF Provost’s Office. The awards are based on assessment of academic accomplishment, and awardees have displayed a distinguished career that places them among the leaders in their discipline. Each of the UF Term Professorship Awards lasts…

May 20: Science by the Shore

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The graduate students and postdocs of the UF Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience would like to invite you to our Fifth Annual Science by the Shore Symposium (formerly Biology at the Beach). Open to all scientific disciplines, this event will take place all day Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience…

Video: April 20 Evenings at Whitney – One Species, Two Species, Hybrid Species, New Species: Secrets of the Sweetings Pond Seahorse

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The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on April 20, 2017, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “One Species, Two Species, Hybrid Species, New Species: Secrets of the Sweetings Pond Seahorse.” The University of Tampa Professor of Biology Heather Masonjones talked about the difficulties of studying…

Registration Open for 2017 Whitney Lab Summer Camps

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Registration is open for the 2017 summer camps at Whitney Laboratory. There are still spots available for the Marine Biology Camp from June 26-30 and July 10-14. This year’s Sea Turtle Camp is full. Email or for more information about the Marine Biology Camp.