Press Releases

May 9: Barefoot on the Beach

Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Proceeds benefit Florida Oceanographic Society research, education, restoration and advocacy initiatives more…

April 19: FREE youth fishing clinic

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Florida Oceanographic Society will host the 4th annual Game Fish and Fish Games on Sunday, April 19 from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. for children ages 8–14. This FREE fishing clinic will take place at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, 890 N.E. Ocean Blvd. on Hutchinson Island in Stuart. Advance registration is required; please RSVP by April 12. To register or to learn more, call the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center at 772-225-0505, or visit FloridaOcean.org. more…

March 28: Oceans Alive, Remembering Frances Langford

Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Category: Press Releases
Summary: The extraordinary generosity of Frances Langford has touched countless lives throughout Martin County and her legacy continues to shine bright a decade after her passing. On March 28, Florida Oceanographic Society will honor the legendary actress, singer, philanthropist and angler who served as a champion and benefactor of the non-profit organization. more…

DEP awards Florida Oceanographic $500,000 for Northern Estuaries Resource Recovery pilot program

Date: Friday, February 13, 2015
Category: Press Releases
Summary: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded two $500,000 grants to re-establish oyster populations and seagrass beds in the Indian River Lagoon’s St. Lucie Estuary on Florida’s east coast and the Caloosahatchee Estuary on the west coast. more…

Brittany Biber named Director of Animal Care and Life Support

Date: Sunday, November 30, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Florida Oceanographic Society’s Aquarium and Life Support Department has expanded into a significant role within the organization’s education, exhibits, research and operations programs at the Coastal Center and beyond. As a result of this exponential growth, Brittany Biber was recently named Director of Animal Care and Life Support. more…

New Divider Dock Added to the Turtle Pool

Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Category: Announcements
Summary: When adding new animals to the Game Fish Lagoon Exhibit (sea turtles included) we often give them time to adjust to the “natural” setting by placing them in the Turtle Pool prior to introducing them into the main exhibit. This allows the animal care staff to monitor their health, reinforce trained behavior or give them time to grow to a more adequate size. more…

Coastal Center reveals gender of resident green sea turtles

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: The gender of the resident sea turtles at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center weighs heavily on the future of the marinelife nature center’s sea turtle program. The state of Florida will soon require long-term sea turtle care facilities to become gender specific to prevent captive mating. more…

Florida Oceanographic sea turtles benefit from generous donation

Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Florida Oceanographic Society received funding to purchase equipment for their non-releasable sea turtle program thanks to a donation provided by the National Save the Sea Turtle Foundation. The equipment includes exam lighting, a hoist, and a scale. more…

Solidarity Fish: temporary Coastal Center art installation

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Category: Announcements

Hula for healthy waterways at “Luau for the Lagoon,” Oct. 24

Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Put on your Hawaiian shirt and hula for a healthy lagoon! Help save the Indian River Lagoon by supporting Florida Oceanographic Society’s mission to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through education and research. Attend “Luau for the Lagoon” from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24 at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, 890 N.E. Ocean Blvd., on Hutchinson Island in Stuart. more…

Four local treasures partner to offer discount for visitors

Date: Sunday, June 1, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Four local organizations are teaming up this summer to offer a co-visitation $2 discount off regular admission: The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, the Elliott Museum, the House of Refuge and the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center more…

May 23: Kick off Memorial Day weekend with Sunset on the Lagoon

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Proceeds benefit Florida Oceanographic Society research, education, restoration and advocacy initiatives more…

Florida Oceanographic and Darden Restaurants partner to advance oyster restoration

Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Florida Oceanographic Society was recently selected to receive a $5,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Restaurants Foundation, Inc. more…

City of Stuart joins Florida Oceanographic to recycle oyster shells

Date: Monday, April 7, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: The City of Stuart is proud to announce its new partnership with Florida Oceanographic in the Treasure Coast Shell Recycling Program. This regional program initiated by Florida Oceanographic provides a valuable service by collecting discarded oyster, clam, and mussel shells, recycling them, then deploying the shell into the estuary to provide a habitat for new oysters. more…

“Oceans Alive, Tides of Time” raises more than $300,000

Date: Friday, March 28, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: 50th anniversary gala celebrates Florida Oceanographic’s commitment to environmental education and excellence more…

Make a splash at our summer programs for children and teens

Date: Friday, March 21, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Now is the time to introduce the next generation to experiences that inspire the appreciation and protection of our marine environment. Florida Oceanographic Society’s summer programs do just that. more…

March 16: Game Fish and Fish Games

Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Florida Oceanographic will host the 3rd annual Game Fish & Fish Games celebration on Sunday, March 16 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for children ages 6–14. This year’s event will take place at a new location, Indian Riverside Park, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. more…

“Oceans Alive, Tides of Time” gala commemorates Florida Oceanographic’s 50th anniversary

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Florida Oceanographic will commemorate half a century of environmental excellence with an anniversary gala: “Oceans Alive, Tides of Time.” The event is at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 22 at the Elliott Museum, 825 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart, located across the street from the Coastal Center. more…

Coastal Lecture Series continues through April 21

Date: Monday, December 30, 2013
Category: Press Releases
Summary: Free series will educate and inspire residents and visitors alike to preserve and protect our coastal environment more…

Pollution of our waters unacceptable

Date: Friday, July 12, 2013
Category: Announcements
Summary: Pollution discharges are having major impacts on the St. Lucie River Estuary, Indian River Lagoon and nearshore reef habitats. Salinities are at critically low levels for oyster reefs in the middle estuary, and the pollution is covering the seagrass beds in the outer estuary and Indian River Lagoon. more…