Wildlife officials, now teaming with the state’s largest electric utility, have approved an unusual step of feeding manatees that face another winter of limited food supplies in Florida waters.
For the first time since August, oysters are finally getting some reprieve from the recent deluge of rainfall runoff.
The effort to improve water quality in South Florida is in high gear. Over the next few weeks, the Army Corps of Engineers will announce when the new Lake Okeechobee discharge schedule will begin.
"Look into the Under Sea World of the Florida Oceanographic Society and the new Ocean Ecosystem Displays"
Mark Perry of the Florida Oceanographic Society speaks to local radio station, WQCS, aout the eight million dollars in donations and grants helped create new exhibits, add more aquatic life to the facility, and build a beautiful sanctuary for over 300 creatures of the deep.
Several conservationists, including Florida Oceanographic Society Executive Director Mark Perry, spoke with WPBF 25 News about the Army Corps decision for a preliminary plan.
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.
City commissioners are urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to declare a state of emergency to address spreading algal blooms across Lake Okeechobee.
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.
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.