Living Shorelines

What is a Living Shoreline? Hard barriers such as seawalls, bulkheads, and revetments are the classic method of shoreline protection. However, these create a barrier between land and water, eliminating ecosystem function and shoreline adaptability. Living shorelines are a green infrastructure…

Mangrove Planting

Volunteer and be a part of shoreline restoration by helping us to plant mangrove and salt marsh seedlings into recycled planters! 


Mangroves are found worldwide in tropical to subtropical regions and perform numerous ecosystem services. Despite their importance, mangroves are threatened globally due to land use change and global climate change factors. Florida Oceanographic monitors the productivity of natural mangrove…

Marathon of the Treasure Coast

Donate to our relay team and help them put meaning to their miles during the Marathon of the Treasure Coast! 

March 2020 Newsletter

It's Game Fish Month at The Coastal Center! 

Mark Perry Gives Lake Okeechobee Background on the KC Ingram Show

WSTU interviewed Mark Perry on the KC Ingram Show on the history of Lake Okeechobee discharges and their current effect on the environment.

May 2020 Newsletter

Celebrate Sea Turtle Month! 

Meet Our Sea Turtles

Turt (turtwig…

Meet the Team

Dr. Loraé T. Simpson is a mangrove ecologist whose research occurs at the intersection of ecosystem processes and the abiotic and biotic factors that influence them. She received a B.S. from California State University, Sacramento in 2002, and her M.S. degree from Villanova University in Villanova…

A Message for World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day on June 8th gives us the chance to reflect on the importance of our ocean and what we must do to protect it. Read FOS Executive Director, Mark Perry's message for World Oceans Day.