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Some of you may not have heard or read about the dismissal of the Florida toxic rules case. We are reprinting the following statement from Linda Young of the Florida Clean Water Network to share the good news with you. Appellate Court Sends Toxics Rule Back to DOAH For A Hearing. A Victory For Florida's [...]

In 2016, there was an outbreak of red tide in Sarasota and Manatee counties. It caused thousands of dead fish to wash ashore on beaches in those counties, harming the Suncoast environment and economy. At that time U.S. Congressman Vern Buchanan said Congress should help address the red tide outbreak with additional funding. This September [...]

It has been a record year for dolphin calves in Sarasota waters, according to the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program (SDRP), a Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) program in collaboration with Mote Marine Laboratory. According to a Mote news release, nineteen bottlenose dolphin caves have been documented during this year’s calving season. Calving season peaks during late [...]

Recently the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced a groundbreaking public private partnership between Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen and NOAA’s Pacific Marine environmental Laboratory. They are working together to deploy a large array of new deep ocean floats to expand ocean observations in a key area of the western South Atlantic Ocean. The [...]

Coral Reefs are underwater ridges created by a colonial organism called coral as it builds its own protective housing. They provide shelter, breeding grounds, and nursery habitat for many ocean inhabitants including ecologically and economically important species. They have one of the highest levels of biodiversity on the planet and protect shores from storms. Coral [...]