September 2021 Newsletter

Celebrate Estuaries Month! 

Seagrass survival in St. Lucie Estuary, Indian River Lagoon hinges on discharges

'This estuary on this coast does not need any more discharges,' Florida Oceanographic Society executive director says

August 2021 Newsletter

Celebrate Mangrove Month!

'We don’t want a single drop': Water conservationists respond to Army Corps plan

Several conservationists, including Florida Oceanographic Society Executive Director Mark Perry, spoke with WPBF 25 News about the Army Corps decision for a preliminary plan.

WPBF: Florida Oceanographic Society unveils new Ocean EcoCenter

The Florida Oceanographic Society unveiled its new Ocean Eco-Center Friday morning.

WPTV: New Ocean EcoCenter Set To Open in Martin County

Grand Opening July 16th!

TCPalm: Take a look inside Florida Oceanographic Society's new Ocean EcoCenter

Check out photos of exhibits and displays in the Ocean EcoCenter!

July 2021 Newsletter

Celebrate Sharks and Rays Month!

Florida environment groups join Mast, Donalds calling on Corps to stop Lake O discharges

U.S. Rep Brian Mast joined a coalition of Florida environment groups at the Port Mayaca Lock and Dam Tuesday to convey support for a revised Lake Okeechobee plan which sends more water south to the thirsty Everglades and eliminates discharges from the lake to coastal estuaries. 

June 2021 Newsletter

Celebrate Oceans Month! 

As toxic algae spreads, Stuart urges DeSantis to declare state of emergency

City commissioners are urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to declare a state of emergency to address spreading algal blooms across Lake Okeechobee.

May 2021 Newsletter

Celebrate Sea Turtles!

Potentially toxic algae forms near Pahokee City Marina

Florida Oceanographic Society says blooms are 'unprecedented and very concerning'.

Lake Okeechobee Discharges Article

Learn about the current happenings surrounding Lake Okeechobee discharges. 

April 2021 Newsletter

Celebrate Earth Month! 

Freshwater discharges from Lake Okeechobee impacting oyster beds, seagrass

'Oysters filter algae. ... They're the sentinel species of the estuary,' Mark Perry says.

Mark Perry, Executive Director of Florida Oceanographic Society discusses upcoming Lake Okeechobee water releases

Mark Perry, Executive Director of Florida Oceanographic Society talks about the potential impact of upcoming water releases from Lake Okeechobee.

CBS12: Record breaking number of manatees die in 2021

Hundreds of manatees have died in the last few months in Florida.

NBC South Florida: Lake Okeechobee Water Release Could Curb Toxic Algae Bloom

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin releasing water from a bloated Lake Okeechobee in an effort curb the threat of a toxic algae bloom over the summer.

March 2021 Newsletter

Celebrate Seagrass! 

February 2021 Newsletter

Celebrate Gamefish! 

TCPalm's 12 Days of Christmas Feature

Support Florida Oceanographic!

January 2021 Newsletter

Celebrate Shorebirds! 

December 2020 Newsletter

Celebrate Invertebrates! 

November 2020 Newsletter

Celebrate Manatees!

October 2020 Newsletter

Celebrate Oysters! 

September 2020 Newsletter

Celebrate estuaries with Florida Oceanographic Society! 

August 2020 Newsletter

Celebrate Reefs Month!

July 2020 Newsletter

Celebrate Sharks and Rays Month! 

June 2020 Newsletter

Celebrate Oceans Month!