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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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: Eat 'em to Beat 'em Lionfish don't belong here. Their natural domain is in the South Pacific and Indian Oceans. There, they are a normal...
an image of child plaing in the water Rip Currents

Rip Currents

Rip Currents: Life or Death If you’ve heard warnings of possible rip currents, take them seriously! Last year in the United States, 62 people perished due...
An image of a man holding a stone crab, which may suffer due to ocean acidification.

The Delicacy Dilemma: Stone Crabs and Ocean Acidification

Stone crabs may face challenges from ocean acidification. The first study on Florida stone crabs and ocean acidification was published this month by a Mote...
An image of a sportsfish headed into a thunderstorm.

Beware of Thunderstorms

Thunderstorms can be dangerous. Here's what you need to know to reduce your risk. Although thunderstorms can occur any time of the year, as the...
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