Many beachfront homeowners and municipalities are in the process of restoring dunes that were heavily damaged by Hurricanes Matthew and Irma. This process is regulated and permitted by Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection. ... READ MORE
Manatees are sometimes described as being so ugly that they are cute :) These marine mammals are well-loved in Florida. It is not uncommon to see them swimming in the intracoastal waterway or St. Johns River in warmer months. However, winter ... READ MORE
It is estimated that in the year 2010 alone, eight million metric tons of plastic waste entered the ocean. This is a result of improper waste management, but also reflects the increasing amount of single-use plastic in our society. Since the ... READ MORE
Plastic production has increased exponentially since the 1950's. Less than 10% of plastic that is produced is recycled each year. Scientists estimate that 8 million metric tons of plastic entered the ocean in 2010. This annual amount is expected ... READ MORE
Chasing Coral is an ocean adventure film. It reveals the story of a team of photographers, scientists and other experts who discover and try to capture one of the world’s largest coral bleaching events. It took 3.5 years to make and features ... READ MORE
King tides are becoming a royal pain in some coastal areas, where they bring seawater flooding into streets and parking lots. King tides will occur along the Atlantic coast of the US during the first week of November 2017.
What causes tides?
The ... READ MORE
This year’s storm season and the fairly persistent east winds have created dangerous rip currents along Florida’s First Coast. The term “rip current” is now used in place of older names like “rip tide” and “runout.” What is a ... READ MORE
September 22nd's Science magazine contains an editorial titled “Refilling the coral reef glass.” The author is Dr. David Obura, chair of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Coral Specialist Group. The editorial discusses ... READ MORE
For every one thousand sea turtle eggs that hatch, only about one hatchling will survive to become an adult.
That sobering statistic provides the title for a new book about sea turtles. One in a Thousand: Those Amazing Sea Turtles is a new ... READ MORE
Most of us probably feel pretty confident about our recycling IQ. I know I did, until I started to do some research into the topic. I was particularly interested in learning more about plastic recycling, because it’s really hard to avoid plastic ... READ MORE