2021 was a record year for Florida manatee deaths. Here are 5 ways you can help sea cows

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? 

January 2022 Newsletter

Celebrate Shorebirds Month!

12 Days of Christmas: How to donate a golf cart to Florida Oceanographic Society

Fighting to save the Indian River Lagoon can be tiring when your research area covers 57 acres...

Florida and federal wildlife officials team with FPL in plans to aid manatees

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.

December 2021 Newsletter

Celebrate Invertebrates Month!

Opening of C-44 reservoir celebrated

A milestone moment as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the C-44 canal reservoir Friday.

November 2021 Newsletter

Celebrate Manatee Month!

Oysters in St. Lucie Estuary starting to see reprieve from freshwater runoff discharges

For the first time since August, oysters are finally getting some reprieve from the recent deluge of rainfall runoff. 

Discussing South Florida water management and quality

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.

October 2021 Newsletter

Celebrate Oysters Month! 

Mark Perry brings awareness to struggling waterways during National Estuaries Week

Executive director of Florida Oceanographic Society takes WPTV on tour of St. Lucie Estuary.

September 2021 Newsletter

Celebrate Estuaries Month! 

"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. 

 

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.