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Dive into marine science topics with the Ocean Expert Exchange series hosted by Scientist in Every Florida School and the ANGARI Foundation.  Join us on these virtual experiences to deepen your knowledge of the marine world through livestream on Zoom and YouTube.

Join Dr. Lapointe as he discusses sargassum blooms and their consequences.


Topic: Secrets of Sargassum

Speaker: Brian Lapointe, Research Professor- Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Lapointe’s research interests include biological oceanography, algal physiology and biochemistry, seagrass and coral reef ecology, marine pollution and remote sensing. He has extensive experience in water quality research in South Florida, particularly the Florida Keys, and the Caribbean and is internationally recognized for his work. Dr. Lapointe developed the first “ridge-to-reef” water quality monitoring program for the European Union in Jamaica, a model that has been adopted by Marine Protected Areas around the Caribbean. He has advised the US EPA, NOAA, State of Florida and governments of Monroe, Palm Beach and Lee Counties, Bahamas, Tobago, Turks & Caicos, Jamaica, Bonaire, Curacao, Martinique and St. Lucia on development of water quality monitoring programs to assess the impacts of land-based pollution. Brian obtained a BS in Biology from Boston University, a MS in Environmental Science from the University of Florida and a PhD in Biology from the University of South Florida.

K-12 Resources: K-12 Extension Activities

Fall Series Schedule:

Sept. 28  – Dolphin Research and Conservation

Oct. 26 – Sharks in the Everglades Foodweb

Nov. 30 – Secrets of Sargassum


Name: Scientist in Every Florida School

Email: skillingsworth@floridamuseum.ufl.edu

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Name: ANGARI Foundation

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