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Can mangroves keep up with rising sea levels?

Check out this recent paper by Dr. Glenn A. Coldren and researchers from Villanova University and Smithsonian Environment Research Center on work at Kennedy Space Center. 

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Coming Soon!  Ocean EcoCenter - Explore Florida's Coastal Ecosystems…

Careers & Employment

current Careers & Employment Opportunities Having a career with Florida Oceanographic Society is more than just a job. It is about having a passion for the environment and our mission to, "inspire environmental stewardship of Florida's coastal ecosystems." If you feel strongly about our…

Clay Shoot

Join Florida Oceanographic Society at our Clay Shoot! We welcome straight shooters, novices, and all skill levels in between to participate in this dynamic sport.

Coastal Center

About the Coastal Center The Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center is located on Hutchinson Island. Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon, the 57-acre parcel houses the Society's headquarters, nature trails, 750,000-gallon Game Fish Lagoon, Sea Turtle Pavilion, Children's…

Coastal Center Admission

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Coastal Center Closed

Please note that the Coastal Center is closed in observance of Easter Sunday.

Coastal Lecture Series

Sea turtles aren’t Florida’s only special turtles! Discover the surprising role that gopher tortoises – the ultimate animal landlords – play in the health of Florida’s ecosystems. 

Coastal Lecture Series

Learn about the rare and endangered fish species that call the St. Lucie River home, and how years of polluted freshwater discharge are threatening their existence. 

Coastal Lecture Series

The Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie River are in trouble!  Get an update on last year’s cyanobacteria blooms and Lake Okeechobee discharges, and find out what the future holds for fixing these problems. 

Coastal Lecture Series

Florida Oceanographic Society's 2019 Coastal Lecture Series kicks off on January 7! This year's theme is "Our Water - Our Land - Our Future." Join us for eight exciting and thought-provoking environmental lectures featuring topics relevant to everyone living in our coastal communities. These free…

Coastal Lecture Series

Find out how the Treasure Coast got its nickname by exploring the story of the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet that wrecked on our shores during a hurricane more than 300 years ago.

Coastal Lecture Series

Dive in to learn more about goliath grouper and the important roles these gentle giants play on Treasure Coast reefs and wrecks! 

Coastal Lecture Series

Join a NASA biologist to see how technology is being used to track sharks and gamefish in and around the vast protected area surrounding the Kennedy Space Center complex. 

Coastal Lecture Series

See how scientists are using miniaturized satellite tracking devices to learn about the secret life of juvenile sea turtles as they embark on an incredible journey around the Atlantic. 

Coastal Lecture Series

With the Indian River Lagoon under relentless environmental attack, see how ongoing research is linking human health, marine mammal health, and environmental health in our watery backyard. 

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Please take time to contact these elected officials and voice your concerns.  Florida's Officials  Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Phone: (850) 717-9337 | Send an Email Florida Senator Gayle Harrell Phone: (850) 487-5025 | Send an Email  US Senator Rick Scott   Phone: (202) 224-5274 | Send an…

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Guided Nature Trail Guided nature trail walks are available. Call ahead for details!  Monday-Saturday: Trail is open until 4:00 p.m. Sunday: Trail is open until 3:00 p.m…