Chapter One: Florida’s Lifeblood

Beaches are part of the lifeblood of the state of Florida – and right now they are under threat. This opening chapter of Ahead of the Tide introduces us to the various factors affecting one of the most important aspects of the sunshine state: our natural sandy beaches.

Credits in alphabetical order:

Gary Appelson, Policy Coordinator, Sea Turtle Conservancy

Dr. Archie “Chuck” Carr III, PhD – Senior Conservationist (Retired), Wildlife Conservation Society

Dr. Jeff Chanton – Chemical Oceanography, Florida State University

Dr. Mariana Fuentes – Biological Oceanography, Florida State University

Manley Fuller – President and CEO of Florida Wildlife Federation

David Godfrey – Executive Director of Sea Turtle Conservancy

Carl Hiaasen – Author

Dr. Jennifer L. Jurado – Director, Environmental Planning and Community Resilience, Broward County

Todd Remmel – Entrepreneur, Surfrider Foundation, Palm Beach Chapter

Delaney Reynolds – High School Student and The Sink or Swim Project

Thomas Ruppert, Esq. – Coastal Planning Specialist, Florida Sea Grant College Program

Philip Stoddard – South Miami Mayor

Vanaak Phebe Stoddard – Student

Dr. Harold Wanless, Professor and Chair, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Miami

Tom Warnke – Environmental Activist, Surfrider Foundation Palm Beach