Seeing Red: Toxic Tides Harming Florida Coastal Waters

From the big bend of Florida’s Gulf Coast to the picturesque destination of Key West, the dreaded red tide continues to plague coastal waters on all sides of the Sunshine State. So what is red tide and what can you do to protect yourself? UNDERSTANDING RED TIDE Simply put, red tide, as described by Ocean…

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Sea Cow Sighting: What Can Boaters Do to Help Manatees?

If you’re boating in warmer waters, be on the lookout for giant floating potatoes, aka Manatees! Typically found in shallow coastal waters, the “teddy bears of the sea” are slow- moving herbivores and feed on sea grass, mangrove leaves and algae. Because of their size and similar slow-moving nature to the land-dwelling cow, manatees are…

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4 Ways You Can Help Coral Reefs

Coral reefs around the world are dying at alarming rates. Warmer waters from climate change, pollutants in the ocean and direct human contact are all contributing factors to the declining health of coral reefs. So what can you do to protect coral reefs while still being able to enjoy them? USE CORAL REEF-SAFE SUNSCREEN Many…

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