Field Trips

Field trips  Florida Oceanographic Society’s educational field trip program is better than ever before! Teachers – we’ve heard your concerns about standards-based lessons, and have completely redesigned our K-5 field trip curricula to touch on a minimum of 9 Next Generation Sunshine State…

Fish Cam

Check out Our Gamefish LAgoon Live Stream! Tune in for live feeding programs Wednesday through Sunday between 11-11:30am and 2-2:30pm…

Flawed water-delivery system continues to imperil estuaries

"The water management system in South Florida is designed, engineered and operated to provide flood protection and water supply, but it obviously is being controlled to support the profit-driven agricultural industry around Lake Okeechobee."

FLOOR

Oysters are a keystone species within the IRL ecosystem and provide several critical ecosystem services such as filtering nutrients and particles from the water column and food for shorebirds and marine animals. Oyster reefs are habitat for numerous fish and marine invertebrates and break up wave…

Florida Bay: An Ecosystem on the Brink

The River of Grass no longer provides freshwater inflows needed to maintain healthy salinity levels in Florida Bay. Learn what can be done to ensure a healthy habitat and viable estuary for future generations. 

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. 

Florida Estuaries In Crisis

Learn about estuaries, why they are in crisis, and what you can do to help…

Florida’s Fantastic Sea Turtles Virtual Lecture

In honor of Endangered Species Day, join Dr. Zack Jud for a live Zoom-based lecture focused on sea turtle biology, ecology, and conservation.

Florida Oceanographic Society gets Impact 100 Martin grant for coastal restoration

TCPalm's Luminaries and YourNews covers a grant of $25,500 from Impact 100 Martin to Florida Oceanographic for coastal restoration.

Florida Oceanographic Society Demands Stop to Discharges

Florida Oceanographic Society's Board of Directors recently passed a resolution advocating for a change to the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. 

Florida's Water Crisis Has Sport Fishing on the Brink of Collapse

Outdoor Life covers the threat of fecal matter, killer algae, too much water,  and not enough water on Florida's legendary inshore fishing sport and interviews Dr. Zack Jud.

Floridian's Guide to Algae

Algae vs. cyanobacteria…

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.

FOSTER

FOSTER's (Florida Oceanographic Seagrass Training, Education and Restoration) goal is to restore seagrass populations impacted by fresh-water discharges and algal blooms in our estuary. Seagrass is vital to the health of Florida's waterways as it provides habitat, nurseries, and food for a variety…

Free Admission for Costumed Kids

This Halloween weekend, Friday, October 29th through Sunday, October 31, children (ages 3-12) wearing a costume will get FREE admission to the Coastal Center with a paying adult (limit one free child per adult).

Free of toxic algae: Seagrass growth on Treasure Coast shows sign of restoration

The restoration of seagrass is a promising sign for those who have witnessed past seagrass die-offs on the Treasure Coast.

Freshwater discharges from Lake Okeechobee impacting oyster beds, seagrass

'Oysters filter algae. ... They're the sentinel species of the estuary,' Mark Perry says.

From Apprentice to Sea Turtle Scout

Lisa Reed & Susan Boone Graduate from Apprentice to Sea Turtle Scout

From the Field: Oyster Stringers

Updates from the Field 

Game Fish & Fish Games

Learn casting, knot tying, tackle selection, angling ethics, fish filleting, cast netting, and more! This free event is open to children ages 8-14. 

Game Fish & Fish Games

Learn casting, knot tying, tackle selection, angling ethics, fish filleting, cast netting, and more! This free event is open to children ages 8-14.