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. 

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Come join us as we put our stewardship into action by cleaning up a local causeway.

Learn about Florida Oceanographic Society's mission and how volunteers play an essential role.

With recent discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the Indian River Lagoon impacting marine wildlife, local community members are taking matters into their own hands. And it all begins with seagrass.

It's a concerning phenomenon happening to many marine wildlife, including sawfish: abnormal spinning and whirling.