Annie Page-Karjian

Annie Page-Karjian

Fort Pierce, Florida, USA

Florida Atlantic University, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

Assistant Research Professor and Clinical Veterinarian


Published on Oct 02, 2019


Thanks to your support, we met and then exceeded our funding goal! The funds have been received, and were used to cover serologic analysis of HBOI tortoise samples for exposure to Mycoplasma spp., ...

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Published on Jul 22, 2019

We Have a New Goal!

Hello backers! We wanted to let you know some good news. We are going to be able to lower our fundraising goal while still being able to complete the project. Thank you so much to everyone that has...

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Published on Jul 12, 2019

Gopher Tortoises in the News

We are so excited to have been recently featured in two different newspapers,TCPalm and Vero News! News articles such as these are a great way to provideinformation to the public about gopher torto...

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Published on Jun 29, 2019

Field Work!

We have been very busy the past couple of weeks starting field work, as Kathleen has been perfecting her gopher tortoise capture technique! Over the past 2-3 weeks, we have sampled 15 gopher tortoi...

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Published on Jun 18, 2019

Ravenous Ranavirus

Ranavirus (Iridoviridae) is an emerging infectious disease that poses a major threat to reptiles, amphibians, and fish. This virus has led to massive mortality events in wildlife populations around...

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Published on Jun 13, 2019

Turtle Crossing

We have some unfortunate news from the lab today – one of our gopher tortoises sampled from the Loggerhead Park, Juno Beach location was hit by a car. She sustained multiple shell fractures and has...

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Published on Jun 10, 2019

What is Mycoplasma?

One of the major pathogens that we will be testing this population of gopher tortoises for is mycoplasma. Mycoplasma is a bacteria that infects the mucosal surfaces of the respiratory tract. It is ...

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Published on Jun 03, 2019

Meet Kathleen

Hello! My name is Kathleen Rafferty and I will be working on the gopher tortoise health assessment project with Dr. Annie Page-Karjian. I graduated from the University of Florida in 2017 (Go Gators...

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Published on Jun 03, 2019

Health at Home

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is located on the Atlantic coast right along the Indian River Lagoon, one of the most diverse ecosystems in the Northern Hemisphere. Because of our location, t...

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