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.
a scientist documents stony coral tissue disease

What is stony coral tissue loss disease?

What is stony coral tissue loss disease? And more important, how do we stop it? In September 2014, researchers noticed that certain stony corals along the...
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...
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 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...
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...
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