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.
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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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...
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The Dead Zones

“The Dead Zone” may sound like the title to an old horror movie, but these barren ocean wastelands are very real. Officially referred to...
Artificial Reef

Artificial Reef: Nature’s Best Friend?

Time will tell whether artificial reefs can replace some of the millions of acres of reefs that have already been lost. Reefs, especially coral reefs, are...

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