International Manatee Day — Experts look for help as Florida species suffers

Manatee Close Up — Courtesy: Image by Andrea Izzotti from Shutterstock International Manatee Day is recognized around the world on Sept. 7.  In Florida, catching a glimpse of a West Indian manatee, a mating pod, or even a group of manatees is extremely common. The manatee has been going through a rough year, with the

Sharks take refuge in Florida canal as red tide outbreaks continue to strike Florida

Chasing Sharks – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Matt Reston Hundreds of coastal sharks have migrated to a Florida canal, taking refuge to escape the catastrophic effects of a toxic red tide outbreak that has already killed hundreds of tons of marine animals.  Buttonwood Harbor residents on Longboat Key have recorded strange footage of blacktip,

A summer of red tides has stacked 600 tons of dead fish and sea life on Florida beaches

Red Tide Beach Covered Dead Fish – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Mark Winfrey A red tide has made its way to the Gulf Coast of Florida, causing major problems for wildlife and its local communities. As of last week, more than 613 tons of fish and marine life in and near Tampa have been

Florida should prepare for wicked Sunrises and Red Tide spikes as Saharan Dust is set to blanket the state for more than a week

Saharan Dust Sunrise over Atlantic Ocean – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Rolando Otero Picturesque sunrises and smelly sargassum will soon be on the horizon for Florida residents as a wave of Saharan Dust is expected to arrive Wednesday of this week. The phenomenon of Saharan dust storms is a rather common occurrence during the

Florida’s Manatee population is declining at an alarming rate—water conditions are to blame

Courtesy: Image by PublicDomainImages from Pixabay According to a recent Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report, Florida’s manatee population is facing a sharp decline that could break historic records. Florida’s manatees, “sea cows” as they are called, are dying off at unprecedented rates in 2021, and experts believe the cause extends further beyond the

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

Spent Grain May be Key to Helping Stop Red Tide in Florida

Professional brewery worker getting spent grain with shovels. Photo and Caption: Serhii Bobyk/Shutterstock.com Researchers in Florida are trying to find ways to stop Red Tide. They believe the spent grains (also known as soggy barley) from a brewery in Bradenton could hold an answer in molecules that stunt algal blooms. Red Tide causes not only

Gov. DeSantis Declares July ‘Keep Florida Fishing’ Month

The governor made the announcement during his address on the opening day of the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades in Orlando.

Gov. DeSantis Signs Research Bill Committing $18M To Fight Red Tide

Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a research bill committing millions of dollars to fight red tide, which is wreaking havoc on Florida’s coasts.