Construction begins on new Ocean EcoCenter at Florida Oceanographic Center

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Coral Reef Conservation: Exploration → Research → Management

Dive in to learn about new coral reef discoveries, coral disease treatments, and coral restoration methods that are contributing to coral reef conservation.

Core Module Construction

Help us to build Community Oyster Restoration Enhancement (CORE) modules that will be deployed to create oyster reefs at our restoration sites.

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? 

Current Projects

LONG-TERM OYSTER MONITORING Spat modules mounted on PVC "trees" are being used to assess the growth and long-term survival of oyster spat in the St. Lucie Estuary and Indian River Lagoon. These spat modules are used to examine various interstitial spaces and predator densities in the estuary along…

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Day trip to Hutchinson Island

Martin County is like a fun-sized candy bar – not nearly as huge as its southern neighbor Palm Beach County, yet chock-full of good stuff in an easy-to-consume package. 

Dead fish suddenly start turning up at Fort Pierce lake

A Fort Pierce resident said dead fish have been turning up in the lake behind her for months, but no one has come out to help with the problem. The Florida Oceanographic Society said this is likely a fish kill situation, however, the cause can only be determined through an investigation by the…

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DEP investigates hacked mangroves at Sandpiper Bay Resort in Port St. Lucie

A Port St. Lucie resort has been under investigation since the state found about 944 mangrove trees — a swath the length of the Caribbean Princess cruise ship — illegally cut down to nubs on the shoreline.

DEP will expedite seagrass-planting permits to help manatees

Florida will make it easier and faster to plant seagrasses, the main food source for manatees that are dying in record numbers, according to a Treasure Coast lawmaker.

Deputies, environmentalists worry bonfires on Martin County beaches leave debris, nails, harm sea turtle nests

The Martin County Sheriff's Office is asking beachgoers to stop making bonfires. The sheriff's office said more people are making fires, breaking local rules and also potentially harming sea turtle nesting.

DeSantis vetoes Lake O water supply bill after environmentalist outcry. 'We are watching.'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday he vetoed an environment bill that critics claimed would have prioritized Big Sugar getting the irrigation water it wants to siphon off Lake Okeechobee over the Everglades ecosystems' health.

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.

‘It’s devastating’: Florida questioning Michael Mota after resort’s protected mangrove trees chopped down

“It’s devastating,” said Loraé T. Simpson, the director of scientific research and conservation, at the Florida Oceanographic Society.