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Students in JAXPORT-sponsored marine program release fish into St. Johns River

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May 30, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 30, 2017) – Students from Mayport Elementary’s Coastal Sciences Academy gathered at Mandarin Park today to celebrate the release of striped bass they raised themselves into the St. Johns River. The fifth-graders raised nearly 400 fish from eggs to maturity in the academy’s JAXPORT-sponsored aquaculture ‘Labitat’.

The outdoor lab gives students hands-on experience learning about the St. Johns River and its wildlife, as well as the river’s effect on the local economy. The lab utilizes a JAXPORT-sponsored power generator that helps keep fish alive in the event of a prolonged power outage, such as during Hurricane Matthew. Read more.

As an involved corporate citizen, JAXPORT sponsors and participates in numerous Northeast Florida community outreach programs focused on education.

Learn more about JAXPORT's community contributions here.

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