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2023 awards

(L) Black skimmers are one species of focus for research that will develop science-based guidance on environmental stewardship techniques for the Gulf of Mexico. Photo credit: Dennis Adair (CC BY-SA 2.0) (C) In Charlotte Harbor, Florida, the essential nursery habitats of snook and tarpon, such as this mangrove-lined pond, are vulnerable to urban development and have no explicit habitat protections. Photo credit: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (R) Lily Goch, Rostam Mirzadi, and Antonio Cantu de Leija conduct a drone survey of waterbird nests near Corpus Christi, Texas, for research that prioritizes the management of nesting sites. Photo credit: Edgar de la Garza, Harte Research Institute.