Council Members

Long, Richard

Richard Long is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and the Focal Area Lead for Coastal Intelligence for the NOAA Florida Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) University Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems.

Maul, George

George A. Maul currently is a professor of oceanography at the Florida Institute of Technology, where for 20 years, he was department head of Marine and Environmental Systems.

McRae, Gil

Gil McRae is currently the Director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI).

Milbrandt, Eric

Dr. Eric Milbrandt is Director of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Marine Laboratory. He serves as an editor of manuscripts for Estuaries and Coasts, Limnology and Oceanography, Botanica Marina, the Journal of Wetland Ecology and Management, and Hydrobiologia.

Shay, Nick

Nick Shay is a Professor in the Department of Ocean Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and directs the Upper Ocean Dynamics Laboratory.

Worthy, Graham

Graham Worthy is a University of Central Florida (UCF) Pegasus Professor, Provosts Distinguished Professor of Biology and the Hubbs-SeaWorld Endowed Professor of Marine Mammalogy.