Water Conditions

The Florida Oceanographic Society’s Citizen Science Water Quality Monitoring Program is a coordinated effort with volunteers that conduct regular weekly water quality monitoring throughout the St. Lucie Estuary and southern Indian River Lagoon. Explore the current water conditions in our local…

Water Quality

Established in 1998, the Florida Oceanographic Water Ecosystem Surveys (FLOWSS) program assesses the trends and changes in water quality throughout the St. Lucie Estuary (SLE) and southern Indian River Lagoon (IRL). Our volunteer citizen scientists record water temperature, salinity, dissolved…

Water Quality After Hurricane Ian

Our most recent water quality report grade is a harsh reminder that our water quality is directly impacted by human and natural activities.

Water Resources Development Act Updates

On October 23, President Trump signed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, also known as the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2018.

Water samples from two counties show blue-green algae has returned to Lake Okeechobee

Blue-green algae is showing up yet again in Lake Okeechobee. Samples taken from lake water in two counties this week showed the presence of the harmful bacteria.


Click here to view current conditions at the Coastal Center Click here to view current conditions at the House of Refuge…

Wetland Conservation in Florida: Habitats for Fishes and Fowl

Explore the history and importance of wetlands in the Sunshine State and measures to conserve what remains of these special places.

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.

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.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Environmental Leaders Applaud Governor Ron DeSantis’ Continued Environmental Commitment through the Framework for Freedom Budget

Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Framework for Freedom Budget for Fiscal Year 2023-24, which includes over $3.8 billion for Florida’s environment and reinforces the state’s commitment to Everglades restoration, water quality protections, vital land acquisitions, and resilience of inland and coastal…

Who We Are

Florida Oceanographic Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with the mission to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida's coastal ecosystems through education, research and advocacy.    Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center is a 57-acre marine life nature center located on…

Wonder in the Waves Book Signing

Join us for the launch and signing of author Jennifer Collins' newest book, Wonder in the Waves.

World Ocean Day Beach Cleanup - FULL

Celebrate World Oceans Day with a beach cleanup at Jensen Beach. Join us as we put our stewardship into action. 

World Ocean Day Tips

Make a commitment to the ocean!     

World Oceans Day

Celebrate the ocean with us! 

World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup

Celebrate World Oceans Day with us and help us to clean Stuart Beach!

WPBF: Florida Oceanographic Society unveils new Ocean EcoCenter

The Florida Oceanographic Society unveiled its new Ocean Eco-Center Friday morning.

WPTV Covers the Upcoming Coastal Center Expansion

Take a look at this video featured on WPTV of the Coastal Center's upcoming expansion.