Gamefish Lagoon

About Us

Florida Oceanographic Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with the mission to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through education, research and advocacy. 

Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center is a 57-acre marine life nature center located on Hutchinson Island in Stuart, FL situated between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean. 

Underwater Shell
Underwater Shell

Our Nighttime Sea Turtle Walks give guests the opportunity to experience one of mother nature's most fascinating occurrences — the nesting behavior of a loggerhead sea turtle.

Join the effort this year and do your part to cleanup over 120 miles of our waterways in Martin, St. Lucie & Indian River Counties.

Balloons have long been used to celebrate or commemorate life’s biggest moments. However, celebratory releases will soon be a thing of the past in Florida. House Bill 321 will ban the intentional release of all balloons, including those that are biodegradable.

Environmental groups want to use engineered wetlands to help replenish the river of grass and address toxic algae. The state’s politically powerful sugar growers say those wetlands are for their own polluted water.