Recent Climate Averages are pointing to a Hotter and Wetter Florida Climate

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Florida is hot, it’s muggy, it’s dry, it’s wet, it’s sunny—and usually can’t make up its mind.  Unless you live north of Lake Okeechobee, you likely don’t know what weather under 50 degrees Fahrenheit feels like. And in the slight chance that you have experienced that seemingly large dip

First phase in lifting the 31-year ban on harvesting Goliath Grouper off Florida’s coast gets approved by FWC

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Henry and Laura Whittaker Florida residents and anglers are one step closer to gaining approval to legally harvest Goliath Grouper off the coast, thanks to a new proposal by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The commission told its staff to draft an initial proposal that would outline

AccuWeather reveals busy but less hectic 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast

Hurricane Laura over the Gulf of Mexico. Courtesy: (NOAA via AP) It was not long ago that the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season cast a dark shadow along Florida’s coast and the Gulf of Mexico. The record-breaking storm season produced 30 named storms, 12 of which made landfall in the continental U.S., according to the National

Florida is staying cool—Rivaling La Niña typical seasons

Young girl sitting in front of the fireplace and holding cup of tea in hand on legs and warming. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Emmily Who would’ve thought Florida’s record-breaking warm 2020 weather would crumble in the final month of December? Probably no one. Thanks to a few consecutive cold fronts towards the end of

Red Tide continues to irritate Southwest Florida Beaches

Red Tide algae bloom in the ocean – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Alfred Rowan It’s back and smellier than ever. Dead fish are washing up along southwest Florida beaches bringing up major concerns for scientists, residents, and tourists along the Gulf Coast waters. As defined by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Red Tide

University of North Florida and Eckerd College Receive $150,000 Grant for Ocean Debris Reduction Efforts

Image by Pexels from Pixabay  The University of North Florida (UNF) and Eckerd College have received a $150,000 award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The two educational institutions have partnered to try and help keep plastic out of our oceans. The money has been granted as part of a Marine Debris Program

Florida’s Maritime Industry Awaiting Federal Funding

Image by Matt O’Donnell from Pixabay  Seaports have not had much business since the COVID-19 pandemic.This is because Florida’s ports have been particularly shut down bringing the cruise and tourist industries to a halt. Furthermore, the decline in demand for steel and automobiles has added to the lack of port traffic.The American Association of Port

Restoration Blueprint: The Comprehensive Plan To Protect The Florida Keys

The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is releasing a comprehensive plan on how to protect the only barrier coral reef in the continental United States.