"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."
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…
Wildlife officials, now teaming with the state’s largest electric utility, have approved an unusual step of feeding manatees that face another winter of limited food supplies in Florida waters.
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.
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.
TCPalm's Luminaries and YourNews covers a grant of $25,500 from Impact 100 Martin to Florida Oceanographic for coastal restoration.
Florida Oceanographic Society's Board of Directors recently passed a resolution advocating for a change to the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.
Florida’s water quality has continued to decline despite previous attempts to clean up our waterways. The Florida Right to Clean and Healthy Water Amendment aims to empower Floridians to ensure that agencies enforce policies to protect our waters. Florida Oceanographic advocates for strengthening…
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.
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's (Florida Oceanographic Seagrass Training, Education and Restoration) aim is to train volunteers to assist with seagrass monitoring and restoration while educating the public on issues facing seagrass. Through our programs, our ultimate goal is restore and conserve the seagrass population…
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).
The restoration of seagrass is a promising sign for those who have witnessed past seagrass die-offs on the Treasure Coast.