South Florida environmentalists react to SB 2508

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

South Florida Octopuses: From Behavior to Bacteria

Discover the surprising ways that two local octopus species coexist just beneath the surface of Lake Worth Lagoon at Blue Heron Bridge.

South Florida Water Management District debates ASR wells for Lake Okeechobee project

TCPalm covers how the South Florida Water Management District plans to spend $50 million from the state Legislature on a project to store and clean water heading into Lake Okeechobee and interviews Mark Perry.

South Florida Water Management District: Extra sampling can track, prevent algae blooms

TCPalm covers the South Florida Water Management District's dramatic expansion in its water quality monitoring in Lake Okeechobee and interviews Mark Perry.

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Special Activity

Join us at the Coastal Center on November 23 for a special activity! 

Special Activity

Join us at the Coastal Center on October 12 for a special activity! 

Special Activity Day

Visit the Coastal Center for special activity day and learn more about our estuary! 

Special Activity Day

Visit the Coastal Center for special activity day and learn more about our estuary! 

Special Activity Day

Celebrate Sea Turtle month at the Coastal Center! Visit our education table between 12-1 pm on May 18 for a family friendly activity!

Special Activity Day

Celebrate Sea Turtle month at the Coastal Center! Visit our education table between 12-1 pm on May 25 for a family friendly activity!

Special Activity Day

Celebrate Earth month at the Coastal Center! Visit our education table between 12-1 pm on April 13 for a family friendly activity!

Special Activity Day at the Coastal Center

Come celebrate invertebrate month at FOS! Visit our table between 12-1 pm on February 2nd and 9th to conduct a family friendly experiment that takes a closer look into the intriguing lives of marine invertebrates!

Special Activity Day at the Coastal Center

Come celebrate Game Fish month at FOS! Visit our table between 12-1 pm on March 9th and 30th to conduct a family friendly experiment!

Special Activity Day at the Coastal Center

Come celebrate Game Fish month at FOS! Visit our table between 12-1 pm on March 30th to conduct a family friendly experiment!

Special Activity Day at the Coastal Center

Celebrate Earth month at the Coastal Center! Visit our education table between 12-1 pm on April 17 for a family friendly activity!

Special Activity Day at the Coastal Center

Come celebrate invertebrate month at FOS! Visit our table between 12-1 pm on February 2nd and 9th to conduct a family friendly experiment that takes a closer look into the intriguing lives of marine invertebrates!

Special Programming

Take a look at the additional programming we offer inside and outside of the Coastal Center:   Summer Camp Guided Nighttime Sea Turtle Walks Guided Beach Walks Birthday Parties 

Spider Trail Walk

In honor of Halloween, join Education Specialist Shannon Dack, Florida Oceanographic Society’s resident spider guru, for a special spider-themed nature walk!

Spinning fish? No, it's not normal, but it's happening in Florida

It's a concerning phenomenon happening to many marine wildlife, including sawfish: abnormal spinning and whirling.

Spot treatment of blue-green algae proving effective in early stages, experts encouraged

A treatment for blue-green algae seems to be working at least in concentrated areas of the C-44 canal. Experts say the South Florida Water Management District has been using hydrogen peroxide to help lower the toxicity in the water coming from Lake Okeechobee, stopping the algae from reaching…

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