Lake Okeechobee discharges resume; Army Corps says algae controlled

Lake Okeechobee discharges resume; Army Corps says algae controlled

Lake Okeechobee discharges to St. Lucie River halted after algae found in water

Lake Okeechobee discharges to St. Lucie River halted after algae found in water.

March 2023 Newsletter

Celebrate Seagrass Month with Florida Oceanographic Society!

Port Mayaca Lock and Dam shutting down in response to toxic algae photos

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers is adjusting its water release schedule at the Port Mayaca Lock and Dam (S-308) in Martin County after receiving aerial images showing a thin ribbon of algal mass moving towards the gate Monday.

'Surprised to see it this early': Toxic blue-green algae found in Lake Okeechobee during winter

Environmentalists are keeping an eye on local waterways now that harmful blue green algal toxins have been spotted in Lake Okeechobee, especially in parts of Martin County.

Super Clams Save the Day

New hope for combating pollution in the Indian River Lagoon comes in the form of “super clams”.

February 2023 Newsletter

Celebrate Gamefish Month at Florida Oceanographic

Environmentalists hopeful Herbert Hoover Dike repairs will bring improved water quality for Treasure Coast

While the completion of the rehab at the Herbert Hoover Dike brings peace of mind to thousands of residents around the lake, there's also hope for some environmental relief on the Treasure Coast. But that could still be months away.

Discharges from Lake Okeechobee to head to St. Lucie River

The US Army Corps of Engineers announced that discharges from Lake Okeechobee will be heading to the St. Lucie River, after the action was recommended by the South Florida Water Management District.

Indian River Lagoon: Governor pledges $100M annually to water quality improvement

One hundred million dollars a year, over four years, will be spent on improving the water in the Indian River Lagoon.

January 2023 Newsletter

Celebrate Shorebirds Month with Florida Oceanographic


3-D printed concrete reef made for Florida Oceanographic Society's gamefish lagoon

The desire to create artificial reefs in Florida’s waters continues to grow, as coral reefs die off at alarming rates.

What's the state of Florida's water quality after Hurricane Ian, Nicole?

Executive Director and CEO of the Florida Oceanographic Society, Mark Perry, discusses the water quality of Lake Okeechobee and the estuaries following this summer's rainy season.

December 2022 eNewsletter

Celebrate Invertebrates Month with Florida Oceanographic

November 2022 eNewsletter

Celebrate Marine Mammals Month with Florida Oceanographic

Sewage Spill: Indian River Lagoon wildlife could suffer after Hurricane Ian causes spill

More than 7 million gallons of sewage spilled into the Indian River Lagoon as a result of overflow from Hurricane Ian in Brevard County, which has the potential to cause issues for wildlife throughout the lagoon.

October 2022 eNewsletter

Celebrate Oysters Month with Florida Oceanographic

They're called 'super clams,' and the Indian River Lagoon just got 55,000 of them

The long-embattled southern Indian River Lagoon got some support this month from what could be a promising solution to pollution problems. They're called "super clams." 

Moon jellyfish can sting people and clog machinery, but Florida sea turtles love them

If you've walked along a beach or a dock recently, chances are you've seen a moon jellyfish pulsing through the water or washed up on a shoreline. 

10 Indian River Lagoon projects funded through Space Coast tourism dollars

Oyster restoration, seagrass planting and removing old watercraft were among the projects selected for funding by the Brevard County Commission during its last regular meeting of August.

September 2022 eNewsletter

Celebrate Estuaries Month with Florida Oceanographic

Army Corps releases latest Lake O management plan's predicted effect on St. Lucie River

The Army Corps last week released an Environmental Impact Statement that details the potential consequences of how the agency plans to manage lake levels for the next decade. A final draft of the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) is expected to be adopted in 2023.

August 2022 eNewsletter

Celebrate Mangroves Month with Florida Oceanographic

MRC - Building Oyster Reefs in the Indian River Lagoon Saturday

A platoon of up to 50 Marine Resources Council (MRC) and 'IDEAS For Us' staff and volunteers will be gathering tomorrow, Saturday July 2, to place 60 Concrete Creations along the shore of the Indian River Lagoon.

July 2022 eNewsletter

Celebrate Sharks and Rays Month with Florida Oceanographic

6 Fantastic Things To Do On Hutchinson Island, Florida

Hutchinson Island is a 23-mile-long barrier island on Florida’s Treasure Coast. Divided into South and North Hutchinson Islands, spanning Martin and St. Lucie counties along the Atlantic Ocean, this quiet and laidback part of the Florida coast is a painless 2-hour drive from the bright lights of Miami — and a little bit farther from the tourist mecca of Orlando.

Changing Seas

We were honored to take part in the South Florida PBS series Changing Seas to help shine a light on the plight of our manatees and the seagrass beds they, and other marine species, rely on for food and habitat. 

Florida cutting red tape to expedite seagrass planting for starving manatees

As manatees die in record numbers, seagrass planters feel an urgency to restore the Indian River Lagoon.

What is a Mangrove/Can Mangroves Save the World?

Dr. Lorae Simpson sat down with Nicholas D’Alessandro, host of the Wait Five Minutes podcast to talk all about mangroves, the different types that can be found in our subtropical ecosystem and the interesting role they play in our environment.

DeSantis vetoes Lake O water supply bill after environmentalist outcry. 'We are watching.'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday he vetoed an environment bill that critics claimed would have prioritized Big Sugar getting the irrigation water it wants to siphon off Lake Okeechobee over the Everglades ecosystems' health.