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Feature Video

Over the past two decades, jellyfish have begun to overwhelm our oceans. If things stay on their current trajectory, we could be headed for a future where the entire ocean is overpopulated with jellyfish. So, is there anything that can keep these gelatinous creatures under control?

Learn more in this TEDEd video and associated lesson plan produced in collaboration with TESI assistant scientist Mariela Pajuelo and Javier Antonio Quinones, a biologist with IMARPE (Instituto del Mar del Peru).

Learn more about Earth systems-related topics through our other student-produced educational videos!

What’s Going on in Florida? Environmental Stories to Watch

To pair with the rest of our educational content in each Earth to Florida newsletter, we bring you monthly updates on Florida news.

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What We’re Reading

Environmental protection and social justice are deeply intertwined, and we cannot accurately communicate the environmental issues facing our state without acknowledging this relationship. In this monthly Earth to Florida segment, we will share articles and videos that help explain these connections.

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Explore the posts below to learn about various environmental issues in Florida! Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@UFEarthSystems) for more!

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