Marine Biologist Speaks to Rotary Club

Marine Biologist Andrea Margiotta speaks to the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise about new, local Eco Tours.

Andrea Margiotta

Photograph courtesy of Caroline Blochlinger

Amelia Island, FL – The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise welcomed marine biologist, Andrea Margiotta, as their Friday morning speaker. Originally from Morristown, New Jersey, Andrea now spends her time working with Kevin McCarthy, Amelia River Cruises, as his Eco Tour guide for waters off Amelia Island.

As a graduate from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Marine and Freshwater Biology and Spanish, Andrea had been teaching marine science and coastal ecology in the Florida Keys and the barrier islands of Georgia.

“We are thrilled to take advantage of Amelia Island’s diversity of marine creatures to teach kids and adults about our amazing environment” states owner, Kevin McCarthy. The tour is hands on, as guests help operate an Otter Trawl shrimp net, and learn about the creatures that live in the local waters. The tour also stops at Tiger Island.

The Eco Tours, through Amelia River Cruises, leave Fernandina Beach Marina at 9:00am, Monday through Friday, and return at noon. For more information, go to, or call 904-261-9972.

The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise meets every Friday at 7:30am at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. For more information about the club or to attend a morning breakfast meeting, please contact president Katey Breen, at or go to

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