In recognition of World Oceans Day, the Florida Keys-based Coral Restoration Foundation is staging its first-ever “Plantapalooza” Monday during which CRF staff, interns, board members and volunteers hope to plant at least 1,000 reef-building staghorn corals in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
The waters run red, but not with blood. A toxic algae known as the “red tide” is spreading through the northeast Gulf of Mexico, killing marine life and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region’s economy.
The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and researchers in New Jersey this summer.
A 35-year-old Michigan man will spend five months in prison after pleading guilty to a wildlife trafficking offense which involved the poaching of baby alligators and more.
Common South Florida pollutants are leading to a rapid increase in coral disease among South Florida coral reefs.
Two Keys marine dealers pleaded guilty Wednesday for conspiring to harvest and transport marine life.
“This is probably going to be the worst [manatee] die-off in history.” That’s the grim news from Martine DeWit, a veterinarian who oversees Florida’s marine mammal pathology laboratory.
A massive mural depicting of the Florida Keys’ underwater world was completed in Key West Sunday by world renowned marine life artist Wyland.