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.
Deepwater Horizon Spill

Deepwater Horizon: Eight Years Later

Has the Gulf of Mexico recovered from the Deepwater Horizon disaster? The Deepwater Horizon oil rig, located 42 miles off the Louisiana coast, exploded on...
Red tide and dead marine life

Red Tide Updates

Red Tide is a menace with no simple solution The infamous red tide algae on Florida's southwest coast has died or moved offshore, so beaches are...
an image Can we eradicate lionfish?

How do we eradicate lionfish?

Is it possible to eradicate lionfish from our waters? In the past couple of decades since lionfish really started taking over the reefs in Florida,...
an image of sunny day flooding from rising seas

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...
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