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Coral Reefs

THIRTY YEARS OF UNIQUE DATA REVEAL WHAT'S REALLY KILLING CORAL REEFS

A long-term study by FAU's Harbor Branch shows that the coral bleaching problem is not just due to a warming planet, but also a planet that is simultaneously being enriched with reactive nitrogen.

Blue-Green Task Force

DEP HOSTS THIRD BLUE-GREEN ALGAE TASK FORCE MEETING

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is hosting the third meeting of the Blue-Green Algae Task Force, which will play an important role in expediting water quality improvements in the next five years.


Brain Lapoint

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER WORLD’S LARGEST SEAWEED BLOOM

In just the right amounts, Sargassum – a floating tropical brown seaweed – is essential for marine life. Too much, however, can be disastrous, causing serious environmental, ecological and economic problems. Frequent beaching events have been seen in Florida and the Caribbean since 2011, and these unusually thick mats of seaweed are now infesting and stinking up these once pristine beaches.



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