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Yuan Wang, co-founder of American Marine Research Company

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Yuan Wang—co-founder of American Marine Research Company, essentially a quartet of young engineers (recent graduates from M.I.T., Cornell, and Olin College of Engineering; Wang is a young mathematician from Princeton) who are in Pensacola developing underwater drones to target lionfish, a rampant invasive species in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere, with no natural predator—discusses how he became intrigued by the lionfish problem, and how he recruited his three colleagues to tackle it. Read more…

Craig Pittman, an award-winning staff writer for The St. Petersburg Times

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Craig Pittman, an award-winning staff writer for The St. Petersburg Times, discusses manatees and assorted related issues, politicians and other figures explored in his latest book “Manatee Insanity: Inside The War Over Florida’s Most Famous Endangered Species.” Read more…