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Red tide and dead marine life

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How do we eradicate lionfish?

Sea Watch

Sea Watch
The state of our oceans, rivers and lakes. Southern Boating cares deeply about preserving the environment and the oceans we enjoy so much. Sea Watch has updates on reefs, national parks, conservation, climate and more.
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Our Rising Seas: Coastal Resilience

Rising seas are more than a threat. They’re a reality. It’s been a little more than a year since I first wrote about rising sea...
Whale sharks

Whale Sharks

Mote Marine tracks Whale Sharks In mid-June, Sarasota’s Mote Marine Laboratory got word that boaters were watching whale sharks on the surface just 20 miles west...
Hurricane Lessons

Hurricane Lessons Learned

The 2017 hurricane season brought larger and more frequent storms that caused significantly more damage than anyone thought possible. It also brought some hurricane...
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Waterspouts: spectacular but dangerous

What do you know about waterspouts? A mesmerizing vortex that spins down from a cloud to the surface of the ocean is one description of a...
The Invasive Lionfish

Lionfish: Eat ’em to Beat ’em

Lionfish do not belong here. Their natural domain is in the South Pacific and Indian Oceans. There, they are a normal and healthy part...

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