coral reefs

Hurricane Irma: Impacts on Florida Wildlife & Habitat

As every Gulf Coast resident knows, hurricanes are natural events. In Florida, we joke that there really are only two seasons – tourist season and hurricane season. Native wildlife species …

No Pride for Lion Fish’s Ferocious Appetite

Asian carp are stealing valuable resources from native Great Lakes fish while Burmese pythons are destroying small mammal populations throughout the Florida Everglades. Similarly, lion fish are invading Atlantic reefs …

Corals Won’t Survive A Shallow-Water Oil Spill Treated With Dispersants

A  shallow-water oil spill, even one that doesn’t reach the magnitude of the Gulf oil disaster, could kill miles of coral reefs. And it won’t be the oil alone that …

Scientist Finds Deadly Effects of Dispersant Used in Gulf Oil Disaster

In the cramped lab at Mote Marine Laboratory’s Tropical Research Lab on Summerland Key in the Florida Keys, Dr. Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley and her team saw firsthand the effects of Corexit …

Experts: Coral Reefs Need Relief From Climate Change

Wherever You Live, Changing Climate is Shifting Spring

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