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Florida Opens Red Tide Mitigation Tech Testing Facility

The Florida Red Tide Mitigation & Technology Development Initiative, led by Mote Marine Laboratory in collaboration with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, is moving closer to finding the technologies and strategies that could be deployed for mitigation efforts during future red tides (blooms of Karenia brevis algae). Florida Governor Ron DeSantis publicly opened a state-of-the-art recirculating seawater facility

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Adopt a Manatee

Save the Manatee

Looking for a unique gift for mom on Mother’s Day (May 10)? Save the Manatee Club offers manatee adoptions as possible gifts. All the manatees in the Adopt-A-Manatee program are living manatees studied by research teams in Florida, with known family histories that are traced through female matriarchs. You can choose a manatee like Lucille, a mother and grandmother who

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Adopt a Florida Manatee

adopt a Florida manatee

If you like to plan early for holiday shopping season, Save the Manatee Club wants to let you know you have the option to adopt a real Florida manatee for family and friends.  More than 30 manatees are available for adoption and can be viewed at savethemanatee.org/adopt. Save the Manatee Club, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was co-founded in 1981 by

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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Contributes $4.4 Billion to State

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation released a study showing that economic activity generated in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is responsible for contributing $4.4 billion and 43,000 jobs across the state of Florida.  Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is a major driver of tourism and recreation dollars, offering opportunities for world-class diving and fishing alongside abundant and varied wildlife.

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O&G Lease Sale Scheduled for Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters

On Mar. 20, 2019, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is conducting a lease sale offering more than 78 million acres in federal waters offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development. Lease Sale 252, which offers all unleased and non-protected areas in the Gulf of Mexico, will be livestreamed to the public

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Coast Guard Cutter Celebrates 50 Years of Service

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Steadfast is celebrating the ship’s 50 years of maritime service. Since the cutter’s commissioning in 1968, its crew has performed nearly all of the U.S. Coast Guard’s 11 statutory missions. The cutter is best known, however, for its role enforcing maritime law through the execution of hundreds of successful drug and migrant

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