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Biscayne Bay Fish Kill-Thursday, 8/13/2020 update

Day two of the Pelican Harbor fish kill & stranding event, day four of the fish kills throughout Biscayne Bay. At this point, more than 30 locations have reported sightings of fish kills, from Key… Read More

Fish Kills and Strandings in Biscayne Bay

Following reports of fish kills in Biscayne Bay earlier this week, this morning the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station reported a strange sight: a large aggregation of Atlantic stingrays along the shallow edge of the bank… Read More

Happy National Lighthouse Day

Miami-Dade County's Three Lighthouses

On August 7, 1789, Congress approved an Act for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers (lighthousefoundation.org). Two hundred years later, Congress passed a resolution designating August 7th National Lighthouse Day…. Read More

What Goes Up Comes DOWN! Alternatives to Helium Balloons

A helium balloon remains stuck on the stake of a sea turtle nest in Miami. Photo: Leanne Hauptman

By Ana Zangroniz, Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent & Leanne Hauptman, Miami-Dade County Sea Turtle Conservation Program Now that sea turtle nesting season is in full swing, the Miami-Dade County Sea Turtle Conservation Program staff… Read More