Deputies, environmentalists worry bonfires on Martin County beaches leave debris, nails, harm sea turtle nests
The Martin County Sheriff's Office is asking beachgoers to stop making bonfires. The sheriff's office said more people are making fires, breaking local rules and also potentially harming sea turtle nesting.
The Treasure Coast’s congressman introduced a bill Wednesday requiring a multiyear roadmap to end Lake Okeechobee discharges to coastal estuaries, which are often a vehicle for toxic algae and ecological destruction.
Florida will make it easier and faster to plant seagrasses, the main food source for manatees that are dying in record numbers, according to a Treasure Coast lawmaker.
Mark Perry, executive director of the Florida Oceanographic Society, recently was awarded the 2022 Conservationist Award by the Everglades Coalition in honor of his 40-plus years protecting and restoring the greater everglades ecosystem.
House-wrecked: North Carolina Home Collapses Into Atlantic Ocean As Rising Sea Levels Eat Away Coast
A home in North Carolina has collapsed into the Atlantic Ocean due to rising sea levels eroding the coastline, leaving piles of debris in its wake.
Clean-water advocates lost the war for zero discharges to the St. Lucie River in the new plan being written to manage Lake Okeechobee’s water level for the next decade. Now they fear a new state proposal threatens the battle they did win: a nearly 40% reduction in Lake O discharges.
More Florida manatees died in 2021 than any other year, most of them from starving, and many readers have asked TCPalm: How can I help?
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.