Carnivorous conchs to blame for oyster decline

David Kimbro, a marine and envi­ron­mental sci­ence pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, has solved the mys­tery of why reefs in Florida inlets were expe­ri­encing large num­bers of oyster loss. Drought and sub­se­quent high salt levels in water led to a pop­u­la­tion spike in one of the oys­ters’ main preda­tors: conchs.

Alternative Spring Break: A firsthand account

Through one of Northeastern’s Alter­na­tive Spring Break pro­grams, 11 stu­dents ven­tured into the Florida Ever­glades to clean up trash and remove inva­sive species from the environment.