FL Sea Grant logo Pamela Fletcher, a Florida Sea Grant liaison to AOML, leads extension efforts in the Gulf of Mexico and Southeast Region. Her focus is to make connections between the latest science and management techniques based in south Florida’s ecosystems and those who enjoy and rely on the health of these ecosystems. Fletcher’s latest approach is a visually stimulating, science-based book about South Florida’s marine environments.


Tropical Connections: South Florida Marine Environment was developed to be a single comprehensive source of information about south Florida’s marine ecosystem. Over 160 researchers and managers contributed to the science-based book that serves to foster interactions among researchers and citizens. The colorful graphics, easy-to-read text, and breadth of knowledge found in the publication are intended to take readers on a journey through the region’s rich history, diverse resources, and management measures that strive to provide future generations with opportunities to enjoy south Florida’s ecosystem. For more information, contact Pamela Fletcher of Florida Sea Grant, liaison to NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) at pamela.fletcher@noaa.gov Tropical Connections book cover


Sample fact pages contributed by AOML researchers:



This project was funded in part by the “Protect Our Reefs” specialty license plate. By purchasing a Protect Our Reefs license plate, Florida drivers help protect coral reefs and support coral reef research, conservation and outreach programs throughout the state. For more information, visitwww.mote.org/4reef.



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