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Florida Bay Research Radio 1610 AM

by Christine Rapozo

University of Florida/Monroe County Cooperative Extension

Florida Bay Education Project

Bored on the 18 mile stretch from Key Largo to Florida City? Well, those days are over! Tune in to the new Florida Bay Research Radio 1610 AM for the latest on everything you want to know about Florida Bay.

Florida Bay Research Radio 1610 AM is brought to you by the University of Florida Sea Grant and Everglades National Park. It brings you what is new and ongoing in Florida Bay with over a 100 different topics. Water quality, water quantity, upstream management, nutrients, seagrasses, salinity, fisheries, toxins, wildlife and their special habitats will all be explored. If it happens in the back country, we'll cover it on the radio.

This months programming includes celebrity speakers such as the Florida Keys own, Jimmy Buffet and "Stormin' Norman," retired General Norman Schwartzkopf. Christine Waddill, the University of Florida, Dean of Extension, announces the Florida Bay Education Project office in Tavernier and it's education goals for the public of south Florida. The Florida Bay Program Management Committee members David Rudnick, from the SFWMD, and William Kruczynski, from the E.P.A., speak on water quality research underway in Florida Bay and it's effect on management and neighboring environments. And last but not least, there is a great life history segment by William Hernkind, a leading expert on the spiny lobster.

Programmed messages are updated monthly and play 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Hablan ustedes espanol? Soon messages will also be available in Spanish. So, stay informed and tune in regularly to Florida Bay Research Radio 1610 AM.

To find out more about Florida Bay Research Radio or the Florida Bay Education Project contact our office at 853-3592. Additional information on a variety of topics is available from the University of Florida/Monroe County Cooperative Extension Service, 5100 College Road, Stock Island or call at 292-4501; fax: 292-4415; email: or visit our web site Our services are free and available to all without regard to race, color, sex, or national origin.

The Florida Bay Education Project is an archived site. For more information go to NOAA's South Florida Ecosystem Education Project at