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"apollo beach" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

01:48 min | 4 months ago

"apollo beach" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"F L A Day will certainly be a change with less humid air. A good breeze from the north, making it feel refreshing and temperatures actually, below average only 84. Despite lots of sunshine, and it cools pretty quickly this evening. You might even need some long sleeves overnight lows near 60. Gorgeous, sunny, warm day on Saturday with low humidity and 86 Mothers Day gets a bit more human. With a 10% rain chance in high of 89. It will be breezy on the water. Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots and sees it 2 to 3 ft. Max. Obliterate meteorologist. Least bad The UV index is 11 right now mostly clear. 74 degrees in ST Petersburg, 76 in Apollo Beach and 75 enter severe weather station. News radio. Don't you F L A Next update at 5 15 on Chris track man. Thank God it's Zoe. Yeah, one of our top 10 favorite days of the week. It is Friday Friday. And we're down to a two man show here with Jack and Aaron and Katie out goofing off here today. And if you wanna fill in here for Katie with any kind of comments or anything You can certainly do so at 809 69935 to 10 minutes after five and John Thomas is still working today, too, and he's got traffic. Mama's things on Traffic Center.

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"apollo beach" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

04:19 min | 5 months ago

"apollo beach" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"It's a M Tampa Bay and we got you covered from a disease from Apollo Beach to Zephyr Hills. And it's 7 42, and we're joined now by Hall of Famer Phil Esposito and Phil I'm guessing that given the bolts one over the jackets last night 6 to 4 You were happy with our defense, but not too happy with the Offense are no happy with the office. We're not too happy with the defense. Yeah, I haven't been my personal opinion. I think that they've been playing terribly defensively. Or at least 10 or 12, maybe 15 games, and if they don't get their act together, they will not. Go fire. And you cannot condone. Tin you to rely and vassal Askey to bail you out. I don't understand it. I don't know what's going on. But it's so obvious there isn't anybody that I know that have watched the game that is played the game. It doesn't agree with what I'm saying, and I don't understand it. I don't understand why Coop hasn't corrected it or try to maybe has tried and maybe the players just don't want to. Do it? I don't know. Yeah, it's been a horrendous It's a horrendous time right now. They're playing a lot of hockey. They're not practicing very much, so it's going to be very difficulty to get these. You know, you've got to do it while you even playing. There's definitely some things they have to improve. Phil. It's so obvious if they want to win it all like they did last year. There's some things I take away some positives. I'm really enjoying watching Ross Ross colt in the beginning of his career. I agree with you, man. I was soon pressed with him his very first game. I was impressed. It wasn't Daddy fact he scored a goal but the way he played the way he made That line with Joseph and Maroon. I thought he just brought it up a different level. And I saw there was terrific The way this kid is his plate and progressed very, very fourth round pick. See, that's why you just don't know. With these drafts. You know, you can get a guy I remember. Um, what the heck was his name? He was in all of fame. He's now running the Los Angeles Kings. Oh, my God. Oh, fuck. I can't believe it. Oh. Oh, I'm having a senior moment here. We're having a Jack Harris moment. But anyway, Jackie feel anyway. He's a Hall of Famer. Now. He was a nice round pick. Well, we've got we've got four homes or six home games. Beginning next Thursday, which is gonna be a great thing, and Phil will be talking to you later and get together for a beer here. Well, I think it's about time, don't you? I think it is past time We'll do it. You got it, My friend. Thank you very much, guys. All right. Phil Esposito, NHL Hall of Famer and the guy responsible for not only bringing us the Tampa Bay Lightning, but ultimately the Vin IX and all the great things that they've brought about It's 7 46, and we go to the newsroom and Chris treatment. There's hope the piney Point leak might soon be stopped, Divers found what could be the source of the leak that led to a state of emergency and manage the county. Officials say divers found a terror in a seam of the plastic liner in the reservoir that holds the waste water at the former phosphate plant crews are working to repair the tear. 17 month old baby girl, riding in the lap of her stepfather on a motorcycle was seriously injured when he crashed after running a stop sign at a Clearwater intersection. After running the stop sign he saw crash with a car that was about to happen, and he laid down the bike which propelled the baby underneath the car. Restaurant struggled to get customers last year there now facing a different problem, with more people getting the covert vaccine restaurants are filling up with customers but lack the staff to serve them..

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Boston - Wellfleet approves memorial bench for 2018 shark attack victim from Revere

WBZ Afternoon News

00:56 sec | 1 year ago

Boston - Wellfleet approves memorial bench for 2018 shark attack victim from Revere

"A memorial bench. NUKE Apollo Beach will remember the victim of a fatal shark attack doubly busy Zarko in reports, it came as a shock to the Cape Cod community. On September 15 2018 26 year old Arthur Medici of Revere was boogie boarding at Newcomb Hollow Beach when he was attacked by a shark. Efforts to revive him failed and he died at the hospital. It was the first fatal shark attack in Massachusetts since 1936 and now the town of Wellfleet is taking steps to remember him later this month of bench will be installed at the beach in his honor. The custom bronze plaque will feature Medici, his name, a sunflower and a Bible verse. The more than $2000 for the bench was raised by local residents. Heather Andrew Doyle. The bench installation is tentatively scheduled for September. 15th. The two year anniversary of Medici is death.

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"apollo beach" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

01:38 min | 1 year ago

"apollo beach" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Truly open the economy's effectively we've got to get children back in school in the fall fox's Steve Harrigan as it reopens region by region New York focusing on providing testing for the corona virus now we have more testing capacity more sites that were actually using we have drive inside second do fifteen thousand per day were doing about five thousand per day governor Andrew Cuomo actually was tested for the virus at today's briefing and he urged people with symptoms to get a test the trump administration is trying to do what's never been done before develop a vaccine for covert nineteen by the end of the year health and Human Services secretary Alex azar explains we had a hundred candidates originally we've narrowed it to fourteen and we're gonna keep narrowing that down to maybe four five six that we really place the big financial bets behind and drive on and we might actually have multiple vaccines some of appropriate for different populations in different settings as we said as we see the data gets generated here on CBS face the nation aides are says the goal is to have three hundred million doses of vaccine by January America is listening fox news for the for the federal credit union homewards traffic center traffic means mostly later in Tampere highways as we get further into the evening two thirty five is moving up to speed throughout the bay area at this time thirty five southbound near Apollo beach is also due to construction in the area but the rest is only five both north and southbound lanes is moving up to speed I for is looking good both east and west this only expressways reporting any major problems at this time of the veterans is clear out through citrus county however there's plenty of traffic in both directions on.

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"apollo beach" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

01:45 min | 1 year ago

"apollo beach" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Would be the Apollo beach preserve what forming close for now for conservation partial re open Monday at eight AM what what's conservation park Morris bridge off road biking area alderman for conservation park in the upper Tampa Bay trail for more on the current virus go the I heart radio app and tap the podcast app for the latest news and information I'm feeling very good right now there is a lot to consider when selling a home home equity is high housing inventory is down and interest rates are at an all time low but will the uncertainty of current world news drag down the whole market you need answers and that's why you should call the area's real estate authorities Serra and Debbie Reynolds the Reynolds team with Keller Williams realty just one five minute call with the rental team will empower you to learn and get options on what will work best for your situation the Reynolds team have a proven and trusted track record spanning thirty years yes the Wall Street journal named cerra and Debbie one of the top real estate teams in the country yes they get their sellers top dollar and yes the rental team will guarantee to sell your home at list price or they'll pay the difference don't risk losing your home's equity get your questions answered by real estate experts the Reynolds team at eight hundred nine three zero eleven ninety seven eight hundred nine three zero eleven ninety seven and online at Debbie has the buyers dot com the lock dot com home title lock dot com WFLA news dot com available anywhere on our I heart radio app now number one for podcasting news radio WFLA and I heart radio station the wave of re openings on the sobriety fox news at least nineteen states greeting the month of may with the easing of pandemic related restrictions in addition to the states already re opening more planning changes soon opening the park's backup is.

"apollo beach" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

01:51 min | 1 year ago

"apollo beach" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Some Hillsborough County teachers are showing how much they miss their students teachers at Apollo beach elementary school drove through surrounding neighborhoods to say hi to their students from a safe distance schools been closed for about two weeks principal Kelly McMillan says everyone wanted to let students know they can't wait to see them again and one mom says it was an awesome way to boost kids morale for more on the corona virus go to the I heart radio app and tap the podcast tab for the latest news and information it's eight oh five newsradio WFLA as fewer and fewer people head to the airport in just one week airlines around the world of slashed available flights by nearly a quarter or some twenty one million seats that's from OAG aviation worldwide and it may be just the beginning U. S. airlines are seriously considering shutting down temporarily according to the Wall Street journal it could be a voluntary move or one order by the government domestic air travel is already down by more than forty percent Southwest Airlines will scrub fifteen hundred flights from its daily schedule five hundred more than planned just days ago and the corona virus shut downs are costing more people their jobs the palmetto based parent company of shows such as Disney on ice and monster jam is laying off a large percentage of its staff the Tampa Bay business journal says field entertainment has cut its payrolls by up to twelve hundred employees the company has more than twenty five hundred employees globally from Bloomberg I'm Steve potus four news radio WFLA in this business over thirty years and we have clients that have not lost one penny in a down market why because they have safe accounts that only make gains of the market is up but do not lose one penny when the market is down isn't it time that you call eight three three Maggie tax call eight three three Maggie tax and it's time to stop trying to beat the market it's time.

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"apollo beach" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

02:21 min | 1 year ago

"apollo beach" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"The storm team eight forecast at the top at thirty past each hour all news radio WFLA just a bit of a chill in the air this morning but it warms up quickly we hit seventy by lunch time with the afternoon high of seventy four slightly above average just a few passing clouds that humidity gradually builds feeling nice right through the evening though with an overnight low of sixty tomorrow even warmer with a high of seventy eight and a ten percent rain chance a cold front comes through Thursday night if you're out of the water today southeast with the ten knots and sees it to be a news channel eight meteorologist Leigh Spann the UV index is six right now mostly cloudy fifty eight degrees in Saint Petersburg fifty one in Apollo beach and fifty four at your severe weather station news radio WFLA next update at six fifteen on Chris trying Ben your shot at one thousand dollars now tags the nationwide two hundred two hundred you'll get a confirmation text and info this nationwide contest two hundred two hundred and now for your informational cast of players Jack Harris Harry Jacobs it Katie boo Gino and Natalie are qualia you're listening to a M. Tampa Bay good morning it's ten minutes past six on this Tuesday morning and if you want to join our conversation give us a call at eight hundred nine six nine nine three five two we have a rarity all for the morning show cast is here this morning and will be tomorrow morning but that **** then we start losing people again for awhile but in the meantime you can join us if you would like to give us a call the two big stories is Rush Limbaugh is advance long cancer and the Iowa caucus switch went no where still no results from the Iowa caucus and everybody claims to be a winner will hear that in just a minute here first of all at eleven minutes after six we're going to get a long look at that traffic in here stay well I'll tell you Jack I think it has to be a short look at the traffic because we we don't know much traffic out there this morning which is good news fabulous news for us this morning.

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"apollo beach" Discussed on DV Radio

DV Radio

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"apollo beach" Discussed on DV Radio

"All the FDA complaint because they didn't follow veteran preference laws i i was interviewed i was i would say i would most likely been the least qualified candidate out of the other disabled veterans that apply so i was i was highly surprised that they canceled that acquisition war for the veterans as well so that was also mentioned and the emails back and forth let me go back to the park apologizes happen yeah it sounds like there's a sounds like there's here's a good old boys network in operation in this county and you got near wrong side that's just from from an outside perspective i know you're not necessarily actively really what sobbed able to comment on that but i was like sounds like somebody was having a bad day in you trip switch yup i could possibly in my opinion i do think i i'm not the with somebody in the organization organization because unfortunately i was volant i'm not gonna give the name out but it is a very it is a nonprofit nonprofit nyvanh tiered for almost two years while i hear the apollo beach area rats in area and unfortunately because of this issue in my opinion i do think i was kicked out of the.

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"apollo beach" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

05:43 min | 1 year ago

"apollo beach" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"Matter to viewing center which is in Apollo beach it's the most popular free attraction in Florida we get like four hundred thousand visitors between November and April but all amenities are come into the hot water affluent off the power plant and in the winter time it's a registered manatee sanctuary and so we get hundreds of manatees in there when the weather gets cold and in the search for conservation is twenty acres on the southern part of that property it's connected by walking trails and kayaking trails and the Florida aquarium was interested in partnering with university of Florida from the perspective of having a research scientist available to them to help guide some of their conservation initiatives using best available science so I work with the Florida aquarium staff here on a daily basis in the coral greenhouse and then also some of the other projects that they have and then they also support me quite a bit in the field which is really nice so finding divers and things like that is always a challenge because of the specific scientific certifications that we have to have and then after you see operates a Suncoast use conservation center out of the side as well which is a really nice they run summer camps and then during the school year they have school groups that come in by bus and so they're sort of goal is to create the next generation that cares and so they get kids out teach you how to finish teaching how to hire you some basic water chemistry they do first I sections and all that kind of stuff so there's lots of kids that are not exposed to that kind of thing at all it's it's a really great opportunity for a lot of the local kids to come here to our site and and check out sort with the natural world has to offer little deadly like going on now I want to talk obviously about some of the work with quarrels I think we'll do that in the second half so before we take a break for that I would like to know if you can maybe give us a real brief introduction to some of the issues with sea grass base Gallatin oysters and and you know again briefly how you're helping with that work sure so I mean my role is really more as I leave sort of the large scale boots on the ground restoration to the people that are better equipped to do that it's a pretty small shop down here and really what we try to do is work on the science aspects of of some of these restoration so based out is an interesting one based out of San scalloping are huge cultural phenomenon in Florida so there used to be commercial and recreational scallop fisheries throughout Florida but it's been really really constructed due to population declines and so as far south as her Nando county on the Big Bend of Florida and then it goes up a little bit into the panhandle and I should know better exactly where that the recreational fishery stops but it's a seasonal fishery there are still hundreds and hundreds of boats that go out it's really popular family pastime but the state is working and and a lot of organizations really too many to list or working on bay scallop restoration I'm primarily working in southwest Florida but one of the things I'm working on is developing some genetic tools that would allow us to do you a parentage analysis where we can take scallops that or Spondon hatchery and conclusively verify that when we find them later that they are the product of restoration and the same tools can be used at a state wide level to look at population connectivity and and how they move around but the basic premise is just that we sponsor Gallitzin hatchery and then raised alarme to a certain stage sometimes or even raised up to like juvenile scallops and then returned back to sea grass beds I'm so scouts are really obligate it for seagrass and then the cigarettes were they were doing is really just getting off the ground but what we're hoping to do with that is propeller scar restoration so propeller scoring is a big issue you can imagine the scouts have to be in sea grass and everybody wants the scallops you get a lot of boat traffic in really shallow sea grass areas and when a boat goes through to shower of cigarettes there the propeller can cut a big star in that sea grass and there are methods out there that are available to actively restore that scar so you can bring it back up to grade you can plant it and that kind of stuff so that's something that we're working on hopefully during some of that in the Big Bend area where scalloping takes place in down maybe a quick one on the oyster stew okay so the oyster which restoration is a huge huge staying around Tampa Bay especially but all throughout the state I mean I'm right here in Tampa Bay somewhat familiar with here but what we do for oyster restoration is use basically culture in Florida we have a lot of mind shell that we're able to use you can also use recycled shell from restaurants are seafood processors that shell when it's recycled has to set for six months basically in quarantine to avoid any sort of diseases are parasites getting back into the system but in talking to after you see about this in Florida were mostly substrate limited rather than recruitment limited so if we put out bags of oyster shell most places on the Gulf coast of Florida at the right time of year that show will be naturally colonized by we still are made better just swimming around in the water column looking for somewhere to land so I have a specific project in partnership with her Nando county that's funded by the Florida department of environment protection and know what we're gonna do a fairly small scale we stir reef right also Fernando beach but that will be the first restoration of its kind in Hernando county so we're really looking to expand the geographic footprint of oyster restoration in order to create this connected habitats that we're looking for well thanks for that refund on those other areas that you're working with we'll talk about girls after this next break so let's take a short break and we'll continue our discussion of restoration our culture with my guess after these messages.

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"apollo beach" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

11:01 min | 2 years ago

"apollo beach" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"Like radio my guest today is Kerry o'neill senior coral scientist at the Florida aquarium center for conservation in Apollo beach thanks for joining us Kerry thanks for having me where I really happy to be here to talk to everyone well I know you are such a busy person and and I just kind of going over your by you you've got so much experience I kind of want to explore that a little bit and ask some kind of personal questions nothing too personal. so how did you first become interested in corals and did you have a Korean was when you were growing up sure I guess first interesting corals was actually just on summer vacations my parents used to bring us to fort Lauderdale every year to visit some family and I remember just swimming offer the beach there and actually at that time I could still find corals from the beach off of fort Lauderdale pretty close to shore and I I just remember thinking like where these odd brain shaped things that I'm seeing then and started to learn about then I think I got I got my first little book on corals when I was probably ten or twelve years old and I I always remember wanting to have an aquarium when I was a kid and I think I hide it you know like a gold stanchion and then you know it just really simple things and and what I what I hated about it was that I never wanted anything to die I would like a really introverted and passionate person and I I just always couldn't stand the thought of something like under my care not being happy and healthy and I I gave up on the agrarian thing in still really in college and and coming back to it so yeah I I had Aquarian. the Koreans who is really little but I I just always wanted them to have the best care possible and I I didn't take it up again and so I knew I could do that understandable and yeah I definitely had some bad experiences with this when I was growing up so don't feel bad. so you attended university of Maryland and actually studied coral so how did I guess how did that work obviously you're not can in coral territory but yeah I did you kind of manage that yeah so I I grew up in Maryland and grew up going to national aquarium in Baltimore and like I said vacation in Florida so I knew I wasn't really interested in choral than in coral reefs in general and I had to learn to scuba dive by that time and I actually saw that there was a professor doctor can see bins university of Maryland that had done some core research they decided to go to the university of Maryland mostly because it was the in state tuition and I actually dollar Shem and then I I sought him out and basically was like I want to do something with coral I in I I don't really care what it is I just I didn't know what really what I wanted as an undergraduate I just knew I wanted to work in Korea and he kind of said to me well I have this project that maybe you can help within and it was literally just counting copepods Enzo plankton that had been collected from a coral reef but really had very little to directly do with actually getting to work with corals about the really cool part of the project and I now realize was this was totally looking at coral nutrition and the availability of its plankton corals to feed on and I did get to go on a trip he's and actually see where these samples had been collected so I I that was my first introduction into the real world of science where you know you want to do something glamorous and work with coral reefs and then you get put behind a microscope for three years and I actually did my undergraduate honors thesis on zero point in abundance over a coral reef so I was getting there but I wasn't quite there yet though that's great though obviously all important so so how did you end up at the national aquarium then involved so I I grew up you know going to the aquarium on school trips and I just. thought it would be a great place to do an internship when I was in doing my undergraduate so it's funny actually started as an intern in the in the dolphin trainer in it at all minimal training department so you know I I guess I still had that can dream of being a dolphin trainer although it's tough to admit now people will probably make fun of me. no I won't know I would do that awaits you well. so yeah I I I had a still wanted to see with his dog and training thing was all about so I did one semester internship there and actually I love that I love the psychology of it and an animal behavior and I still pretend I'm a great trainer when I'm working with my dogs. all right you know I I still was really fascinated with fish and corals and everything to do a coral reef so the next semester I actually went and did an internship with the fishes and invertebrates department and that's where I really got to start getting my hands on on court and I had a fantastic mentors at that facility that really took me under their wing and taught me what they know about corals and aquarium husbandry and I decided that's what I wanted to do and I just pushed forward to you know get a summer temporary position and then a one year temporary position and until I finally worked my way up to working in the water chemistry lab and then also in husbandry and I was there for a really all in all from internships and volunteering and working full time I was there for almost twelve years so it was a significant chunk of my career wow that's so I will have to say though that the corals actually stay put when you tell them to so you do your training did come in handy and adult inside so that way I tried to do that. sometimes I actually now wish I could train them to get a new. a good point to the closest allies exactly so what what made you decide to leave then the national query him and then proceed your masters at Nova glass so I I have early experience an undergraduate doing doing research and writing at the sets and I just really enjoy experimenting with bangs in a controlled fashion so I'm I'm really detail oriented person and I love keeping aquariums there's always these mysteries about it you know that you say it's kind of more of an art than a science and my brain doesn't like to accept that so I like to know the why. find everything and I I really just wanted to further in that part of working with the Koreans and I wanted to be able to really you dial in some of these husbandry things that we were doing and I and I had the opportunity to go work on a project for my masters that was you know what I thought really one of the client to where I got to grow corals in an aquarium system at Nova southeastern university aid but then also use those corals to be put back out into the wild for a reef restoration project in that way is this just the best of both worlds for me is that I got to continue to Tinker with aquariums which I love and also do some really good science at the same time so I jumped on that opportunity and and moved to Florida and was at Nova southeastern for about four years so what would you say your two biggest lessons doing that project were working for university is a lot more difficult than working for a public aquarium you know it it being a graduate student and having to really get your own fun mean and and fight for every part of your project is very different and I learned how to make it work you know I I learned that you don't always have the best equipment and you don't always have all the resources available to you and that sometimes you just have to really dig deep and make it work and figure it out and I think that is just a huge lesson that a lot of graduate students and out having to learn and and that's really what graduate schools all about is figuring out how to make something out of what sometimes can be very little and really that was where I really got in touch with what was happening in Florida so that was a big lesson for me was being living in Florida diving in Florida very frequently monitoring corals and seen what was really going on because I don't think it's really clear. you know it's sad is that is that the national media that our research in trouble and they were in trouble at that time as well and and we're desperately trying to pregnant coral and propagate coral and and put some back out on the reef in and then my project was really disheartened name because it was a great introduction to being a coral restoration scientist because my I actually monitored them for five years so even after I graduated in and I was just still working down there I'd pop back in and see how they were doing and you know through your former they were amazing and then year five who is I think hurricane Michael or one of those in I went back and year five and they were just pretty much gone and. so it's it's the harsh reality of coral restoration and now mind you I was working with staghorn coral and that that's when it does it grows it gets to the bigger size in a storm comes and breaks it and spreads it all over and then it goes away solidifies and grows again but so you know that was a harsh reality for me that you can spend your upwards of eight years of my life at that point working on this and then when hurricane could come through and just wipe it all away so that made me really think about you know re frustration from a different perspective in what may be other paths can be followed to try to make that more effective so after all that in a little bit I heard a at the end but obviously a great lesson how how did you end up getting your current job at the Florida aquarium sure so I I had seen some job postings come up here and there about this Florida aquarium center for conservation and I had heard through the grapevine of what it's this was all about that they wanted to grow coral I'm for restoration and that they were building this facility you know outside of the main public aquarium and it would all be focused on conservation and research work in this is really intriguing to me because I was I was it working actually an environmental consulting by that point and I was doing lots of diving and lots of bomb on it serene and monitoring coral diseases and and just doing a lot of field work and I miss taking care of aquariums I love taking care of Koreans is like absolutely one of my favorite things in the world so I really miss to that and I I kept hearing about this place and then and finally I saw the job posting that I was like okay you know what I'm going to go for this one it's just really need this facility drew me in because I can bring those two worlds together this our center for conservation here in.

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"apollo beach" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

11:23 min | 2 years ago

"apollo beach" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"On pet like radio my guest today is Kerry o'neill senior coral scientist at the Florida aquarium center for conservation in Apollo beach thanks for joining us Kerry thanks for having me where I really happy to be here to talk to everyone well I know you are such a busy person and and I just kind of going over your by you you've got so much experience I kind of want to explore that a little bit and ask some kind of personal questions nothing too personal. so how did you first become interested in corals and did you have a query was when you were growing up sure. interesting corals was actually just on summer vacations my parents used to bring us to fort Lauderdale every year to visit some family and I remember just swimming off at the beach there and actually at that time I could still find corals from the beach off of fort Lauderdale pretty close to shore and I I just remember thinking like where these odd brain shaped things that I'm seeing then and started to learn about then I think I got I got my first little book on corals when I was probably ten or twelve years old and I I always remember wanting to have an aquarium when I was a kid and I think I hide it you know like a gold stanchion and then you know it just really simple things and and it but I what I hated about it was that I never wanted anything to die I like a really introverted and passionate person and I I just always couldn't stand the thought of something like under my care not being happy and healthy and I I gave up on the aquarium thing in still really in college and and coming back to it so yeah I I had Aquarian very bad Aquarians was really little but I I just always wanted them to have the best care possible and I I didn't take it up again until I knew I could do that understandable and yeah I definitely had some bad experiences with this when I was growing up so don't feel bad. so you attended university of Maryland and actually studied coral so how did I guess how did that work obviously you're not can in coral territory but yeah I did you kind of manage that yes I I grew up in Maryland and grew up going to national aquarium in Baltimore and like I said vacationing in Florida so I knew I was really interested in quarrels and in coral reefs in general and I had to learn to scuba dive by that time and I actually saw that there was a professor doctor can see bins university of Maryland that had done some core research they decided to go to the university of Maryland mostly because it was the in state tuition and I actually dollars and then I I sought him out and basically was like I want to do something with coral I in I I don't really care what it is I just I didn't know what really what I wanted as an undergraduate I just knew I wanted to work in coral reefs and he kind of said to me well I have this project that maybe you can help within and it was literally just counting copepods Enzo plankton that had been collected from a coral reef but really had very little to directly do with actually getting to work with corals but the really cool part of the project and I now realize was this was totally looking at coral nutrition and the availability is plankton corals to feed on and I did get to go on a trip he's and actually see where these samples had been collected so I I that was my first introduction into the real world of science where you know you want to do something glamorous and work with coral reefs and then you get caught behind a microscope for three years and I actually did my undergraduate honors thesis on zero point in abundance over a coral reef so I was getting there but I wasn't quite there yet though that's great though obviously all important so so how did you end up at the national aquarium then involved so I I grew up you know going to the aquarium on school trips and I just. thought it would be a great place to do an internship when I was in doing my undergraduate so it's funny actually started as an intern in the in the dolphin trainer in it at all mental training department so you know I I guess I still had that kid dream of being a dolphin trainer although it's tough to admit now people will probably make fun of me no I won't know I would do that always you well. so yeah I I I had a still wanted to see with his job in training thing was all about so I did one semester internship there and actually I love that I love the psychology of it and an animal behavior and I still pretend I'm a great trainer when I'm working with my dogs. all right you know I I still was really fascinated with fish and corals and everything to do a coral reef so the next semester I actually went and did an internship with the fishes and invertebrates department and that's where I really got to start getting my hands on on court and I had fantastic mentors at that facility that really took me under their wing and taught me what they know about corals and aquarium husbandry and I decided that's what I wanted to do and I just pushed forward to you know get a summer temporary position and then a one year temporary position and until I finally worked my way up to working in the water chemistry lab and then also in husbandry and I was there for a really all in all from internships and volunteering and working full time I was there for almost twelve years so it was a significant chunk of my career wow that's so I will have to say though that the corals actually stay put when you tell them to so you do your training did come in handy and adult inside so that way I tried to do that. sometimes I actually now wish I could train them to get a new that's a good point to the closest allies exactly so what what made you decide to leave then the national Korean and then pursue your masters at Nova glass so I I have early experience an undergraduate doing doing research and writing at the SAS and I just really enjoy experimenting with bangs in a controlled fashion so I'm I'm really detail oriented person and I love keeping aquariums there's always these mysteries about it you know that you say it's kind of more of an art than a science and my brain doesn't like to accept that so I like to know the why. find everything and I I really just wanted to further in that part of working with the Koreans and I wanted to be able to really you dial in some of these husbandry things that we were doing and I and I had the opportunity to go work on a project for my masters that was you know what I thought really one of the client to where I got to grow corals in an aquarium system at Nova southeastern university but then also use those corals to be put back out into the wild for a reef restoration project in that way is this just the best of both worlds for me is that I got to continue to Tinker with agrarians which I love and also do some really good science at the same time so I jumped on that opportunity and and moved to Florida and was at Nova southeastern for about four years so what would you say your two biggest lessons doing that project were working for university is a lot more difficult than working for a public aquarium you know it it being a graduate student and having to really get your own I mean and and fight for every part of your project is very different and I learned how to make it work you know I I learned that you don't always have the best equipment and you don't always have all the resources available to you and that sometimes you just have to really dig deep and make it work and figure it out and I think that is just a huge lesson that a lot of graduate students and out having to learn and and that's really what graduate schools all about is figuring out how to make something out of what sometimes can be very little and really that was where I really got in touch with what was happening in Florida so that was a big lesson for me was being living in Florida diving in Florida very frequently monitoring corals and seen what was really going on because I don't think it's really clear. you know it's sad is that is that the national media that are reserved in trouble and they were in trouble at that time as well and and we're desperately trying to fragment coral and propagate coral and and put some back out on the reef in and then my project was really disheartened name because it was a great introduction to being a coral restoration scientist because my I actually monitored them for five years so even after I graduated in and I was just still working down there I'd pop back in and see how they were doing and you know through your former they were amazing and nine year five who is I think hurricane Michael or one of those in I went back and year five and they were just pretty much gone and. so it's it's the harsh reality of coral restoration and now mind you I was working with staghorn coral and that that's when it does it grows it gets to the bigger size in a storm comes and breaks it and spreads it all over and then it goes away solidifies and grows again but so you know that was a harsh reality for me that you can spend upwards of eight years of my life at that point working on this and then when hurricane could come through and just wipe it all away so that made me really think about you know re frustration from a different perspective in what may be other paths can be followed to try to make that more effective so after all that in a little bit RD at the end but obviously a great lesson how did you end up getting your current job at the Florida aquarium sure so I I had seen some job postings come up here and there about this Florida aquarium center for conservation and I had heard through the grapevine of what it's this was all about that they wanted to grow coral I'm for restoration and that they were building this facility you know outside of the main public aquarium and it would all be focused on conservation and research work in this is really intriguing to me because I was I was it working actually an environmental consulting by that point and I was doing lots of diving and lots of bomb on it serene and monitoring coral disease and and just doing a lot of field work and I miss taking care of aquariums I love taking care of Koreans is like absolutely one of my favorite things to do in the world so I really miss to that and I I kept hearing about this place and then and finally I saw the job posting that I was like okay you know what I'm going to go for this one it's just really need this facility drew me in because I can bring those two worlds together this our center for conservation here in Apollo beach Florida so about half an hour south of Tampa is really unique in that the Florida aquarium has. really Hey can conservation work to a whole new level and put a significant investment into this site both financially and with them really any resource they can as well as.

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"apollo beach" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

04:09 min | 2 years ago

"apollo beach" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"The from Apollo beach news that for hills and it's five forty one and then we're talking of course about the debates last night a few other things coming down as well we're gonna be talking about this morning but the debates are the big things here and got a summary of some of the things they say Joe Biden got the lion's share of attention by way of attacks from his adversaries that he defended obamacare while other Democrats pushed the Medicare for all plans and by the way that's code name for socialized medicine socialized medicine like they have in Canada inventors oil and all kinds of other places and basically they're saying we don't want the best healthcare system in the world we want socialized medicine like so many other countries have get rid of the best healthcare system in the world that is just mind boggling that we want to wipe that out there protesters last night as well yeah Lee interrupting the the debate yeah I got the story on this thing here about they had two instances of protesters interrupting first New Jersey senator Cory Booker was interrupted by protesters during his opening statement and his Booker was speaking a chant from protesters erupted prompting the moderators and Booker to stop the debate temporarily they didn't put to people out of there was a chance I love that they were saying fire panel Pantaleo and that's the New York City a police officer Daniel Pantaleo who killed Eric garner and it was a big story out there and it's the kind of things happen again and again and the same protesters were also yelling during the end of New York City mayor bill of Lazio's opening but the chant was much louder during bookers opening and protesters said they were there to protest the Blasi in garner's death and it's unclear whether interrupting Booker with this he had nothing to do with it whatsoever the blood here reminds me of Barney from The Simpsons you just like stumbled in from a bar give the guy a drink well cut him off I can't decide but anyway some of the other things and according to that one survey Kambala Heris apparently a bad night of for her that she repeated her criticisms of Biden's past opposition to mandatory busing and Biden returned fire criticizing her record as Attorney General of California and Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard was the breakout star of the night taking on Harris for her record as a prosecutor and in the end of Biden got the most air time responding to other candidates challenging him and Google reports that Gabbard was the most researched candid it during last night's debate and before the event Biden was the most Google well in forty two states according to a CNN but even that drudge report and I didn't watch it so I one familiar with that said that Gabbard was the big winner last night Tulsi Gabbard the congresswoman from Hawaii who could become president if I'm vice president that she has about as much chance well okay make sure they're gonna happen it's gonna be Biden I promise you well listen I don't know and we'll get into this a little bit of a when we come back here we'll talk with Michael Bauer about as well but I don't know finds progressive enough and in this this day and age I don't know but I think there are enough saying Democrats to know if you get too progressive you I got a snowball's chance in Maine let's see he west to look at Twitter it doesn't say the same thing Jack well I know booties Twitter done vote it's five forty five on A. M. Tampa Bay let's go to the newsroom.

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Pet Life Radio

01:53 min | 2 years ago

"apollo beach" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"Milk. Great. Well, yeah. This. Okay. You never know. So we're just gonna be a lonely creature out there every make all our own stuff Spain due to your pets and help control the pet population. And thanks for joining us in this hour of talkin pets. Let's talk every week on demand only on life radio dot com. On live radio dot com. Charlotte rock you have to pet life radio. Welcome to aquarium Vania. I'm your host Dr Ryan on from the university of Florida's tropical aquaculture laboratory, thanks for joining us. Most people think of aquaculture is farming fish food, some even realized that many aquarium fish are cultured for the hobby. So what is restoration aquaculture in what role does it play in conservation efforts by guess today is Josh Patterson assistant, professor of restoration aquaculture at the university of Florida's institute of food and agriculture scientists based at the Florida quorums center for conservation in Apollo beach. Josh studies they use of aquaculture species ranging from fish to corals to seagrass as a tool for restoring threatened populations. Habitants join us as we discussed his work in his fascinating area. We'll be right back after these messages. Not.

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"apollo beach" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

02:53 min | 2 years ago

"apollo beach" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"The Avalon mobile home park on US nineteen in Largo before dawn this morning, they discovered the bodies of two women inside one of those homes police Lieutenant Randall Cheney says the fire is suspicious or very early in the investigation. Investigators will be canvassing the mobile home park and speaking with relatives and friends of the deceased and as we try and determine what? Exactly happen here. The identities of the victims have not been released the medical examiner is working to determine what caused their deaths. Four juveniles were arrested after wrecking their SUV on US forty-one in Apollo beach early this morning and investigators say they could be involved in a series of seven eleven robberies. Largo police say at least ten suspects stormed into the convenience store on one hundred fiftieth avenue and grabbed about ninety cartons of cigarettes, a clerk tried to intervene, but was tackled and injured the suspects fled into vehicles. The other robberies were at seven elevens in Apollo beach and palmetto. He didn't ask for it. But it looks like Florida's new governor will be getting a new airplane from the state legislature the state sold the governor's airplane after Rick Scott was elected because he has his own jet. So governor Rhonda Santa's has been using an old prompt plane seized from drug smugglers. Senate budget chairman, rob Riley, says not acceptable. It is ridiculous. If we're the third largest state in the union that the governor has having is having to travel around in the manner these happening traveling around right now, the governor has not requested funding for a new airplane in his budget. But house Senate leaders, Ron. So it looks like air dissatisfied. We'll get an upgrade when the new budget is done Rick leg, Tallahassee federal health officials say there's no sign flu season has peaked yet. The CDC says there is widespread activity were being reported in forty seven states and Puerto Rico and officials say people over the age of sixty five or being hit especially hard by this year's virus. They also say there is still time to get vaccinated and that people who do get the flu shot usually experience much milder symptoms. If they do get sick major league baseball is doing away with the disabled list in the manner of speaking. The disabled list is getting a name change major league baseball set to rename it. The injured list making the change out of concern that the word disabled for injured players falsely completes disabilities with injuries and inability to participate in sports the rules will remain the same for the injured list, which has undergone reform in recent years regarding time allotments, but not in its name this as MLB and the players association continued to discuss possible amendments, including a fifteen day list for short-term. Injuries for pitchers and ten days for position players. Matt Napolitano, Fox News, a Levi, Kenny deputy grabbed his phone and started recording. When he realized he was witnessing random act of kindness. Three young men stepped up when they saw an elderly couple struggling to get into their car outside a convenience store three gently lifted rose Geist into the front seat and her one hundred year old husband David was grateful..

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"apollo beach" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

04:28 min | 2 years ago

"apollo beach" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Coming up Monday at six oh, six on NewsRadio WFL. Welcome back. Michael Buki Wilson from the lakeland ledger and our good friend. Jim plastic joining us via the phone lines here this morning, talking fishing talking cap Mel Berman all kinds of good stuff. We wanna go right away here to Don in Sarasota, Don. How are you this morning? Good morning. Pursuit of this morning. No. Hall of hobby. I like it palm Haba what you got. Sunny, be real quiet. Hoffa? You go mel's hopper. You man. Has to be sufficient doubt. Oh, Dow Mel sitting on a boat somewhere catching them up. You know, that's true. Show. I forgot how are used to say pomahac thumb. Bob. Well, good stuff done. We appreciate champion this morning, buddy. You bet shit. You too low wherever you are remember other. We appreciate it pal. Call. They're nice call. Let's let's check in real quick. We got a couple of minutes. Here a good friend Vance Thais who was here with me on February six when we did that very first show. Good morning. How are you more under somebody? I I wanted to to try to get you in quick. And and see if you could maybe hit us with one of your maybe fondest captain Mel memories. And know how close you guys were vents. Learn more plenty was before we got to go, and we're at the ramparts of Apollo beach on the right there. For years. Marina. Yup. We pull up. Always used to treat Maryland, Jimmy, you're my bass boat over to big bearing go copious issue, and they like to see the white and so. Ready to launch. We look on. Here's a poor guy. I guess breaks let go or or transmission. Top down a gear. She's halfway down. The water is bursts out drifting behind the same type to the trailer. He's in a bad way. You know and run down, of course, malpractice now, that's what he was shooting thing on channel eight every camera. You know, great. Great. Pull me out. So I ran up to the guy that random place jerk strap for pulling trucks out four wheel drive disconnected. My. Back down the ramp which was already. Wherever. Mark truck was just an F one fifty turning the ramp was and I was trying to pull him out. Ultra mel. Talking to through the window. You can tell real happy about Mel. Had to go get the guy that owned the place his floral Dr. Up to the front of me. Got the guy up ways where the order could start dreaming van Damme. Floor polisher floating around actor, you know, be brand new anymore. We were able to get him up and melanoma in the water coming out of the truck. Jennings sitting here going. Events. Hang tight. I'm gonna I'm gonna put you back on hold, and we'll pick you up on the other side of this break. All right. Hang tight for hang tight for me. We're going to get more from a good friend Vance Thais here on the other side. We'll be back nine seventy WFL..

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"apollo beach" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"apollo beach" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Responsibility matters, and that is what we're expecting out of everyone. And we think it's going to be a great event and want everyone to have a good time. Dugan would not give specific numbers on. How many officers will be stationed downtown and along the parade route of recess twenty-six agencies from around the bay area will be contributing manpower for the day long event that's expected to draw as many as three hundred thousand people and afford aquarium is cut the ribbon on a new four million dollars sea, turtle rehab center and Apollo beach using land donated by Tampa electric, what that will do is allow our organization to work with many other organizations in the state of Florida to rescue and rehabilitate more endangered seat turtles aquarium CEO. Roger German says it includes five rehabilitation pools and the first ever dive pool with an ops. Survey window, so scientists can see whether the turtles are well. Enough to go deep where we'll also operate quarrel and shark research facilities nearby. They're not open to the public yet. But German says he wants to find a way to make that happen. And worst again, the annual study on pedestrian safety rings Florida's most dangerous state in the union for walking Orlando's the worst metro areas for pedestrians in the nation. Once again, all the top six are here in Florida including Jacksonville, melborn, Daytona Beach. Tampa Bay is in the top ten and Miami is in the top. Fifteen officials say the pedestrian deaths are going up even as overall traffic fatalities are going down. It's coming up at eleven o four NewsRadio WFL a whether it's next December in.

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"apollo beach" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

01:46 min | 2 years ago

"apollo beach" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"President Trump has cancelled plans to deliver his state of the union speech next week. After house speaker Nancy Pelosi uninvited him from the chamber. President Trump tweeting he'll do the state of the union address when the government shutdown is over. He went on to say he's looking forward to giving a great address in the near future. House speaker Nancy Pelosi had sent the president a letter Wednesday saying she won't hold a vote on a resolution that would allow him to use the house floor for the address until the shutdown is over in Washington. Jill NATO, Fox News charges are being filed against a Pasco county man who deputies say moved into a neighborhood in holiday and began harassing Middle Eastern family, David boy a. Was arrested moved into a neighborhood in our holiday neighborhood. Wearing Iraqi family already lived. At some point. He starts making statements that he doesn't like the victim's family, and he shouldn't be here because of their nation of origin. Sheriff Chris nocco says boy is also accused of burglarizing their home and throwing nails at their vehicles. The sheriff says along with the burglary charge. The state attorney's office is considering a hate crime charge. The Florida aquarium has officially opened its see turtle rehab facility and Apollo beach on land donated by Tampa electric, it's not far from the manatee viewing area aquarium CEO. Roger German says they'll have the ability to resuscitate turtles that get stunned by the occasional cold weather. Kernels can get frostbite. So in one way when we are able to nurse a sea turtle back to health from frostbite. Sometimes you just need a little bit of warm water. And and, you know, a pool that isn't quite so deep, but you just get the turtle back on track. The eighty three hundred square foot center, we'll also have a deep dive pool. So scientists can.

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"apollo beach" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

03:55 min | 2 years ago

"apollo beach" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"No doubt. That was it. Okay. That makes sense. His not long after captain all night. I blame I blame quite a bit of my fishing misfortune or fortune. However, you want to look at it on capitol. What are your actually mainly everybody? Does. What did I went to Catholic school together? So I this is all what he's fault, actually, Billy, Billy nobles and Woody gore. That's why blamed for the whole should match. So I have to give a huge shadow today to a in Mike Murphy. Apollo beach company is this insurance orders we were supposed to have Chris prevent on last Thursday night. Right. And Chris called me. Oh, I don't know probably twelve thirty one o'clock in the afternoon. And he sounded. And I mean that seriously. And and you know, enough to calls me consternation tell you the truth. That's all well, who am I going to call? He said. Chris. Spelled this morning in the books. The. Troch in March. And I'm thinking now, I'm thinking about phone numbers everything else. But it's okay. I got a replacement for you. There you go. Now. That's that's a garlic milkshake right there. Mistrial end. The gentleman is great. He is also an ecologist. One of the things that he formed issue since we've got one here. Let's asking what's the biggest biggest concern about red tide Tampa Bay or any of the trouble in Tampa Bay, water quality. You can't keep having the dumping from different communities and municipalities because that just feeds that algebris. Sure. And he's probably right. Tampa bay. We're not Charlotte harbor talking about any place else. But for Tampa Bay, sure. The other thing that he could out there and. Well years of going to seminars I've heard I thought as much as you could hear districts quality. I dunno quality qualities the right word. But if you want a better quality when you're thinking about specific species, and you're using Lewis. Think harder about fences. I look. Now, her red fish. Cheer for trout. And I'd never had it put like that. But really to concentrate on that, you know, use that pot hopping court hopping cork use something that's flashier than ever for us the state to put on it. And we all know it. But I've never heard it put like that. And I just thought that was really interesting and something that would give everybody a little bit of before they start putting on a lure before. They put their procure layer whatever they use. It's a great. It's a great. It makes me it makes me wanna tell people. That's the reason to go to south shore anglers meetings for their speakers. It's a reason to go to west marine in Pinellas county for day Blanchard's meetings. It's a reason to go to gator Ford for the fishing conversation because every single guy who does this for a living has something to offer me mean, they just do it. Everybody has everybody has their endless industry, and they're making it. A living and they're making money at it. They're doing something right for the most part. We we got some knuckleheads to obviously. But for the most part, we don't bring. Yeah. We don't that's riffraff..

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