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Saving Beaches is Costly: But Doing Nothing is Not an Option

8/19/2022 - By Flagler Live. The Flagler County Commission will soon take over all 18 miles of beaches to manage them, and save them. An ordinance is in the works to essentially surrender Flagler Beach’s portion to the county. But saving them will be exorbitantly expensive: think $5 million to $13 million… SEE MORE
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Beaches Open, Despite Failed Water Quality Tests

7/21/2022 - By MacKenzie Elmer. Even though San Diego beaches are failing water quality tests after public health officials implemented a new, more sensitive testing technology, the County of San Diego is leaving them open. At least, open to interpretation. Summer beach closures cascaded over Imperial Beach and Coronado like never before… SEE MORE
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Tips for Preventing Shark Attacks

7/19/2022 - By Tracking Sharks. The first step in shark attack prevention is understanding the risk. When you enter the water, you are visiting the shark’s home. Statistics show that you are more likely to die from a car crash than be killed by a shark. However, sharks do bite people and… SEE MORE
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Everything You Need To Know About Red Tide

7/8/2022 - By NOAA Harmful algal blooms, or HABs, occur when colonies of algae—simple plants that live in the sea and freshwater—grow out of control while producing toxic or harmful effects on people, fish, shellfish, marine mammals, and birds. The human illnesses caused by HABs, though rare, can be debilitating or even… SEE MORE
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Current Red Tide Status in Florida

7/1/2022 - Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed at background concentrations in one sample from Southwest Florida over the past week. Additional details are provided below. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations offshore of Hillsborough County. For additional information, view the Southwest… SEE MORE
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Remembering Jacques Cousteau

6/24/2022 - By John Englander. Twenty five years ago, a legendary explorer, scientist, and communicator passed forever into the great abyss. Just the mention of the first name “Jacques” in a context of scuba diving, coral reefs, oceans, or environmental issues would have led many to assume they were talking about Captain… SEE MORE