Keys Marine Sanctuary Marks 25th AnniversaryMonday marks the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, a federally designated area protecting some 2,900 nautical miles of waters that surround the Keys island chain including the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef.
Study: Are We Shifting To Fewer, Weaker Atlantic Hurricanes? A new study on whether the busy Atlantic hurricane seasons are coming to an end is causing some major debate among scientists.
NOAA: 70% Chance Of Below Normal Hurricane SeasonJust days away from the start of the 2015 hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released their predictions.
$42 Million Upgrade For Two Hurricane HuntersHurricane planes “Miss Piggy,” and “Kermit,” too, are getting a ‘nose-to-tail’ multi-million upgrade ahead of hurricane season.
FIU's Web App Helps Residents Visualize Possible Impact Of Rising Sea LevelsEver wondered whether your dwelling will be affected by rising sea levels? Florida International University developed a web app to help residents visualize the possible impact of rising seas on South Florida neighborhoods.
Feds Move To Stop Fishing Crimes By Tracking Seafood ImportsIn an effort to eradicate illegal fishing and seafood fraud, the Obama Administration is launching a fish tracking system that would eventually tell consumers where their fish was caught, processed and stored.
Rocket Booster Aiming For Ocean Barge In Redo Of SpaceX TestThe 1-million-mile destination for a space weather satellite isn’t what has the space community excited. It’s the rocket's ocean landing that everyone will be monitoring after Sunday’s launch.
Animal Advocates, Locals March For Lolita's ReleaseMore than a thousand animal advocates and locals marched Saturday for the release of Miami Seaquarium's Orca named Lolita.
Toxic Algae Off Fla. Coast Killing Marine Life & EconomyThe 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.
NOAA Releases New "Below-Normal" Hurricane Season PredictionForecasters are now saying the Atlantic Hurricane Season is likely to be a “below-normal” season.
US Plans Wide Seismic Testing Of Sea Floor 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.
Critical Habitat Designated For Loggerhead TurtlesThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has designated some parts of Florida as a critical habitat for the highly threatened loggerhead sea turtle.