WFIT Features

WFIT Features
9:38 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Residents Gather To Show Support For A Lagoon In Crisis


Thousands of concerned citizens gathered this past Saturday to show their support for the Indian River Lagoon. Since January of this year, hundreds of manatees, dolphins and brown pelicans have died. Experts don’t know the exact cause of the die off but suspect it is a combination of numerous factors including but not limited to; fertilizer runoff, septic tanks, algae blooms, climate change and more.

 

People gathered at eight different locations all along the Indian River Lagoon, which runs 156 miles and through 6 counties on the east coast of Florida. The event was part of the National Estuaries day celebration. Hands Across the Lagoon was organized to call attention to the toxic waters and declining state of our lagoon and to ask local leaders to make the health of the lagoon a top priority.

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WFIT Features
2:38 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Dedicated Cat Lovers Strive To Reduce Feral Cat Population

Debbie Rich, former President of Space Coast Feline Network, with one of her 27 cats.

Understanding the complex and emotional issue of free-roaming and feral cats is essential to combating cat overpopulation.

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WFIT Features
4:18 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Citizen Science For A Troubled Indian River Lagoon

Citizen Scientist Tom Samm tests water from the Indian River.

The Indian River Lagoon provides livelihood and recreation for thousands along the East Coast of Florida. Recent die offs of marine mammals have caused concern for experts and identifying the issues affecting the Lagoon have proven to be difficult. As with any ecosystem with a multitude of interactions between the species, the cause and effect are complex and interconnected.

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WFIT Features
1:20 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Florida Tech Students Have Out Of This World Experience

Astronaut Christopher Cassidy aboard the International Space Station

As part of a graduate level communication course, Writing about Science, a Florida Tech class participated in a national news media project on how space flight affects the human body. The students conducted an interview with Astronaut Christopher Cassidy while he was in orbit on the International Space Station. In this podcast, find out what they learned about avoiding stress and exercising in space, plus other in-space health issues. Twitter updates, and photos of the experience here: #SpaceHealth


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WFIT Features
3:43 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Marine And Environmental Science Campers Race In A Recycle Regatta

When students pack up and leave for summer, college campuses may seem desolate, but at Florida Tech, the students are quickly replaced by young campers. One camp in particular is the Marine and Environmental Science Camp which specializes in teaching oceanography, ocean engineering, environmental science, marine science, and meteorology through hands-on activities.

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