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...
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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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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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...
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