In 1991, a grass roots organization was formed called the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage or F.I.S.H.. They were interested in the preservation of the heritage of Florida’s traditional Gulf Coast maritime communities. Part of their mission was to promote public awareness and support for protection of the marine resources and fisheries industry of Florida, [...]

New research published December 30 in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggest that mangroves are rapidly pushing north along the Florida coastlines where it had once been too cold to grow. The study is pointing at global warming for this development. The research was led by Kyle Cavanaugh, an ecologist at [...]