The American Meteorological Society (AMS) recently published “Explaining Extreme Events of 2016 from a Climate Perspective.” Scientists have been producing this annual report for the past six years. This is the first time they have found that extreme events could not have happened without human-caused warming of the climate through increases in greenhouse gases. The [...]

Scientists are worried that the right whale may soon become extinct. There were seventeen confirmed right whale deaths in 2017 and only five recorded births. Their concern should be shared by all of us as whales are important to our ecosystem and our economy. Whales are part of the ocean food chain, feeding on fish [...]

Sarasota Bay Watch’s 2018 is shaping up to be a full and fulfilling year! For the first time ever we will combine various student on-the-water cleanup events into one large high school waterway island restoration day. Volunteers from Riverview, Sarasota and Cardinal Mooney high schools will work together to remove trash and invasive species and [...]

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration describes marine debris as any persistent solid material that is manufactured or processed and directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally, disposed of or abandoned into the marine environment or Great Lakes. It is a global problem that threatens our oceans, Great Lakes, and waterways and can affect navigation safety, [...]

In early December, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), gave an update on the agency’s efforts to address nonnative fish and wildlife. Florida’s subtropical climate supports the establishment of nonnative species and allows some species to thrive once they have escaped or been introduced. When a nonnative species becomes a threat to native [...]

Every year for the past twelve years a NOAA sponsored report has been issued on how the arctic region is faring environmentally. The peer reviewed report brings together the work of scores of scientists from across the world to report on air, ocean, land and ecosystem changes in the Far North. It is a key [...]

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