South Florida environmentalists react to SB 2508

Lawmakers amended a controversial water bill this week after several people, including Governor Ron DeSantis, voiced opposition.

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.

Florida’s Treasure Coast serves up gold

If you drive North from Miami on I-95 for just two hours and then take a small turn right you will come to the area known as Florida’s Treasure Coast...

SFWMD wants more say when Lake Okeechobee level drops, but environmentalists are worried

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.

February 2022 Newsletter

Celebrate Gamefish Month!

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'.