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What Lies Beneath

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion occurred about 40 miles southeast of the Louisiana coast. It is considered to be the largest accidental marine oil spill in the world and the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. The explosion killed 11 workers and injured 16 others. It caused the Deepwater Horizon [...]

North Jetty Gets a Face Lift The Venice High School JROTC joined the Suncoast Reef Rovers at an underwater cleanup at North Jetty Park on Saturday October 13, 2018. They were joined by Sarasota Bay Watch, the Sheriff’s Office, and the Venice Police for a total of 50 people who pitched in for the event. [...]

Shoreline Shindig

Please join us at the Bradenton Riverwalk 452 3rd Ave. West from Noon to 3pm. Celebrate the importance of our shorelines and of improving our coastal waters at this free community party, while enjoying the great outdoors with music from Passerine, delicious food and local partners who care about the environment. Have fun learning what [...]

Trouble in Paradise

If you visit the website of 1000 Friends of Florida, a not for profit, smart growth advocacy organizations founded in 1986, you will see that their Mission promotes vibrant, sustainable, walkable, livable communities which provide residents with affordable housing choices and transportation alternatives. They work to protect natural lands that cleanse and store fresh water [...]

There is news on the Lionfish removal front. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) awarded $250,000 to five organizations in early 2018 to research and develop innovative methods to remove lionfish from deep water habitat. Also, the National Marine Fisheries Service has finally approved a permit to set out 100 cages to study [...]

Red Tide Is Everybody’s Problem Algal blooms, including red tides, are natural occurrences. They are part of the complex life cycles and ecological balance of our marine ecosystem. However, excess nutrient pollutants, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, from human activity can disrupt the nature’s balance creating devastating blooms in our waterways that are more intense, [...]

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