Palm Beach State is the first college in South Florida to participate in the work of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History Global ARMS Program. ARMS, or autonomous reef monitoring structures, are deployed around the world to help scientists study changes in marine biodiversity and improve ocean health.
Professor Jessica Miles, Ph.D., chair of PBSC’s Environmental Science Department, started the ARMS project at PBSC and installed monitoring structures in and just outside the Jupiter Inlet in 2017, … Continue reading Palm Beach State College brings marine life to the surface, contributing to Smithsonian global study
Updated Nov. 16, 2020.
Local marine species have a new underwater habitat in the form of an artificial reef sculpture created by Palm Beach State College students.
Weighing 10 tons and measuring 13 feet long, 8 feet wide and 11 feet tall, the sculpture was picked up Nov. 13 from the Palm Beach Gardens campus and taken out to sea by barge on Nov. 16, where it was lowered to a depth of 40 feet about 1 mile southeast of the Lake Worth Inlet, … Continue reading Student-created artificial reef sculpture to help marine life in Lake Worth Inlet
Palm Beach State College Professor Jessica Miles, Ph.D., is getting her feet wet for an important cause.
Miles is leading a research study known as “The Reef Hope Project,” while on sabbatical leave this fall to help environmental scientists discover ways to help keep earth’s underwater rainforests alive.
As part of the project, Miles is going 60 feet under to analyze and experiment with over two hundred artificial coral reefs built by the Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation 1.5 miles northeast from the Jupiter Inlet. … Continue reading Miles teams up with local foundation to save coral reefs