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.
Manatees Return to South Florida Waterways

Manatees Return to South Florida’s Waterways

They're baaaaack! Sunday is the official start of manatee season. This means that slow-speed regulations in South Florida’s network of waterways take effect. Manatees can't...
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,...
What's the difference between El Niño and La Niña

El Niño and La Niña

What's the difference between El Niño and La Niña? Long before meteorologists “discovered” the El Niño (EN) phenomenon, fishermen in Chile and Peru were well aware...
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...
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...
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