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.

NBC South Florida: Lake Okeechobee Water Release Could Curb Toxic Algae Bloom

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.

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Construction begins on new Ocean EcoCenter at Florida Oceanographic Center

Take a look at this news clip featuring our new and upcoming Ocean EcoCenter!

Seagrass beds are starting to revive along the Indian River Lagoon; but for how long?

Don't cue the ticker-tape parade quite yet, but seagrass is starting to make a comeback in the Indian River Lagoon along the Treasure Coast and Space Coast.

U.S. Sugar Corp. vs. Army Corps: Who's right about operating Lake Okeechobee levels?

The Army Corps of Engineers is "rolling the dice" with water South Florida depends on by lowering Lake Okeechobee, the U.S. Sugar Corp. says.

Despite Dorian, Army Corps won't start Lake Okeechobee discharges to St. Lucie River yet

Less rainfall than expected from Hurricane Dorian plus efforts to keep Lake Okeechobee low add up to no discharges to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers.

Now is time for courageous leadership by water management officials

This is a pivotal moment in our longstanding fight for clean water. 

Fort Pierce algae found to not be toxic

Test results from two samples taken this week along the Indian River in Fort Pierce confirm the presence of blue-green algae but it shows no signs of being toxic.

Dirty water update: High bacteria on beaches, algae in Fort Pierce, dead clams in Palm City

Bacteria, algae and — believe it or not — millions of dead clams: It's all in the water along the Treasure Coast; and it's all nasty.

Algae at a marina in Fort Pierce being tested

"Even if this isn’t a harmful type of algae, the amount of fresh water pouring into our estuary is a big concern," said Dr. Zack Jud with the Florida Oceanographic Society in Stuart.

Could blue-green algae be creeping into Treasure Coast waters without Lake O discharges?

Is blue-green algae starting to creep into Treasure Coast waters without Lake Okeechobee discharges?