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 cutting red tape to expedite seagrass planting for starving manatees

As manatees die in record numbers, seagrass planters feel an urgency to restore the Indian River Lagoon.

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 Treasure Coast serves up gold

If you drive North from Miami on I-95 for just two hours and then take a small turn right you will come to the area known as Florida’s Treasure Coast...

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.

Florida’s Waters – Current Outlook and Future Plans

Get caught up on the current health of our local waterways, and see how efforts to improve the management of Lake Okeechobee are progressing.

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'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…

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 Seeds to Shoreline: Nursery Production of Spartina alterniflora for Salt Marsh Restoration

Learn about efforts to propagate smooth cordgrass from wild-collected seeds as part of a project that aims to restore degraded salt marshes while simultaneously cleaning up aquaculture waste.

From the Field: Oyster Stringers

Updates from the Field 

Full-Day Camp (Ages 5-7) (Registration Closed)

Learn about the plants and animals that call the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center and our local waterways home.

Full-Day Camp (Ages 8-11) (Registration Closed)

Learn about the plants and animals that call the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center and our local waterways home.