Okaloosa County officials planned to deploy four fish aggregating device buoys in the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday, marking the first such deployments in the continental United States.
Massive corals planted in Florida's Coral Reef are ready to become parents in the wild.
In the 1930s, the Blackwater Hatchery helped Florida families put food on the table. Today, it helps sustain and protect Florida's fishing industry and numerous species of vulnerable marine life.
Director of Public Works Paul Brazil will present a proposal to the council at Tuesday’s meeting to maintain public beach access points at Wells and Dunbar roads.
A key component of the Gulf Stream has markedly slowed over the past century--that's the conclusion of a new research paper in Nature Communications published on August 7.
New research reveals it's possible to detect sharks moving into an area without actually seeing any of them.
This past weekend Florida dodged another hurricane, when Isaias shifted east at the last minute and left residents of the sunshine state relieved to avoid the damage it would’ve brought.
The money is designed to encourage events and programs that will boost tourism in the county.
The city currently has three public beach parks and eight public beach trails. Nine of the city’s public beach access points, dispersed throughout the Crystal Beach and Scenic Highway 98 areas, have a combined total of less than a half mile of public beach, according to a Destin Log story from 2018.
Tropical Storm Isaias didn't drop enough rain on Central Florida to cause the Army Corps of Engineers to start Lake Okeechobee discharges to the St. Lucie River. That's the good news.
The local beach saw the worst erosion from Isaias compared to other area beaches, according to officials.
Construction has reached the third of eight planned phases for the burial of all overhead utility lines in the Town of Palm Beach. Town officials say the underground system is safer, more reliable and aesthetically superior to the overhead system, which is more vulnerable to power outages caused by storm winds.
Alabama is a sportsman’s paradise with freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing and even hunting year-round.
After its egg broiled in the sun for hours atop the sand in Satellite Beach, a sluggish loggerhead sea turtle hatchling emerged from its Tropical Storm Isaias-wrecked nest.
As Hurricane Isaias looms, hoteliers in Volusia County make preparations and field cancellation calls, another dose of bad news in a tough summer already affected by the pandemic.
When sailings resume, there likely to be fewer ships in operation.
By the time you are reading this, the wind and surf whipped up by Isaias will likely have already started eating away at Brevard's coastline, striping away public peace of mind as it rips away the barrier island sands that guard us and our properties from the mammoth power of the ocean.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners seemed as physically prepared as it could be Tuesday night to safely take comments from residents at a public hearing on a new ordinance covering county-controlled beaches.
The staccato of pounding hammers and screech of power saws still can be heard at Jacksonville’s three beach communities as construction workers build hotels, restaurants and retail shops.
To better understand the behavior of multiple sea turtle species along Florida’s Space Coast, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has teamed up with aviation leader Northrop Grumman and the Brevard Zoo to launch a drone-based surveillance effort.
Arguably, we know more about the surface of the moon that we do about our oceans. A group of scientists and explorers with specialized diving expertise are looking to change that.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Piles of seaweed or “wrack” have washed up onto Space Coast beaches. Sargassum is a brown seaweed that floats in the ocean and is washing up along the east coast of Florida in large amounts.
Ocean water is moving in laterally, brackish water is pushing upwards from underneath and more frequent and intense hurricanes are ruining once-prosperous coastal farms.
Proponents for the $100 million bond argue that Key Biscayne needs to invest in resiliency initiatives to safeguard our barrier island from sea level rise, flooding; to protect the village’s beaches and shorelines, harden and protect infrastructure from hurricanes.
Even as Florida has become a hotbed for the coronavirus pandemic, the Sunshine State remains a favored tourist destination, a scenario that both tourism and medical experts agree could contribute to additional spread without consistent adherence to public health guidelines.
Demand and financing could collapse before the sea consumes a single house.
A federal agency charged with managing Lake Okeechobee levels is taking public input about dry season lake releases that in theory will keep blue-green algae blooms contained to Okeechobee during the summer rainy season.
Study by FAU Harbor Branch Scientists First to Characterize Ecology of this ‘Near Threatened’ Species in Florida
Rainfall is capricious in South Florida. It’s an even bigger puzzle as the climate warms. A new study aims to look at global climate change models on rainfall patterns to better fit South Florida’s predicament.
Flagler Beach dune project stalled. Funding could go to another coastal city.
Awarded up to $310 million over the course of five years, potential for renewal for another five years based on successful performance
Florida's new Public Financing of Construction law requires contractors on publicly funded coastal projects to study how those projects could be impacted by sea level rise before starting work.
As birds in the Gulf are still recovering, the Sunshine State faces a threat of expanded offshore drilling.
The beaches are getting bigger. And so is the habitat.
In the shallow, warm, clear waters just off the beach in front of the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant on Hutchinson Island, a new creation is taking shape.
The first of two phases of beach renourishment, approved by the Manatee County (FL) board of commissioners in October 2019, got under way July 2 to restore sand lost through erosion.
Recent satellite images shows a shrinking blue-green algae bloom on Lake Okeechobee, but it's still too early in the summer to know whether or not a major bloom will manifest this year.
Red snapper season will be short and sweet along the U.S. Atlantic Coast this year — just four days.
Tardiness and inconsistent court filings cited in decision to let beach project proceed.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG) -Thousands flocked to our area to celebrate the Fourth of July and some say the holiday weekend was one of the largest turnouts they’ve ever seen, despite the coronavirus outbreak.
(The Center Square) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has made water quality improvements through environmental regulation a priority of his administration.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- While the coronavirus pandemic has altered many travel plans, a number of attractions are offering an interactive virtual experience in the era of social distancing.