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Miami blue butterfly on Bahia Honda in 2003. This species was last seen on the island in January 2010. Photo: J. Glassberg.

Invaders in Paradise

1/17/2013 // By Bruce Stein

Every family has holiday traditions. Our tradition for the past several years has been to pack up the kayaks and fishing gear and spend the holidays camping in the Florida Keys at Bahia Honda State Park. Known to most for […] Read more >

Six Months After the Gulf Oil Disaster: Some Like to Remember, Some Like to Forget

10/28/2010 // By Bob Serata

“It’s a little bit like a hurricane,” said my wife, Belinda. “You get all worried and prepare for it to hit, then the hurricane doesn’t come and you’re relieved and happy. But you know it’s going to affect someone else.” […] Read more >

Dr. Goodbody-Gringley points out baby Montastraea

Scientist Finds Deadly Effects of Dispersant Used in Gulf Oil Disaster

10/8/2010 // By Bob Serata

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 9500 chemical dispersant on the settlement and survival of coral […] Read more >

Too soon to determine changes in raptor migration patterns

10/4/2010 // By Bob Serata

It will be at least five years before reliable data indicates impacts from the Gulf oil disaster (if migration monitoring continues). Read more >

Forecast Florida: BP Oil Spill Now Being Tracked in Two Directions

5/20/2010 // By Miles Grant

NOAA’s BP oil spill response page is now featuring not one but two BP oil spill maps. The first one highlights the projected devastation in Louisiana, where winds from the southeast are forecast to bring devastation in the coming days: […] Read more >

Tar Balls Wash Ashore in Florida Keys

5/18/2010 // By Miles Grant

Two alarming new pieces of evidence that the BP oil spill is spreading well beyond the Gulf Coast. The first is this photo from NASA, showing a plume of oil being pulled far to the south, apparently by the Gulf’s […] Read more >

BP Oil Spill Already Heading for Florida Keys?

5/17/2010 // By Miles Grant

Is the BP oil spill is already realizing one worst-case scenario? Citing computer models, satellite images & an eyewitness account, University of South Florida researchers say currents are picking up oil from the Deepwater Horizon well accident & carrying it […] Read more >