Happy chemist on Sarasota Bay

Mote Staff Chemist Camia Charniga loves getting out on the ocean and rivers, even in rough weather, to monitor the “health” of the water itself. Water clarity and quality, including nutrient chemistry, have an influence on seagrasses, fish and myriad other wild things we can’t live without. In this episode, Camia tells hosts Joe and Hayley how Mote’s water chemistry data help government institutions meet requirements for cleaner waterways. She also shares stories from the field, about a skittish gator, a curious manatee… and a TROLL under a bridge? It’s not what you think!