September 2014

The new pier at South Pointe Park in South Beach opened in mid August. The original pier was closed in 2004.
The mid August re-opening of South Pointe Park Pier in South Beach may reflect a welcome trend in city marine upgrades.
Shark Week on television is over and that’s too bad, but sharks don’t know it so they continue to frighten and fascinate us. In case you haven’t had enough, here comes the National Marine Fisheries Service bearing platters of sharky info hors d’oeuvres.
Biscayne Bay, with its dense boat traffic, can make boat accidents inevitable if people don’t abide by the rules.
The July 4 boating accident on Biscayne Bay in Miami that cost four people their lives has horrified boaters pushing the importance of following basic safety skills on the water.
The new diver flags can be seen from two directions — and steered clear by boaters.
Two hips and a hooray for Florida’s work-in-progress plan to make a single statewide rule for largemouth bass size and bag limits. The idea is easy to support, but the details could be something to bicker about.
Paurotis Pond in Everglades National Park is open again to boating and fishing after a 6-month closure to protect nesting birds from human disturbance.
Teen volunteers help tag a manatee for the Marine Animal Rescue Society (MARS) in Broward County in 2013.
South Florida residents who want to volunteer their time to benefit the marine community have plenty of options. For example, if stranded whales or dolphins tug at your heart, you might want to contact the Marine Animal Rescue Society (MARS).
The new pier at South Pointe Park in South Beach opened in mid August. The original pier was closed in 2004.
Biscayne Bay, with its dense boat traffic, can make boat accidents inevitable if people don’t abide by the rules.
The new diver flags can be seen from two directions — and steered clear by boaters.
Teen volunteers help tag a manatee for the Marine Animal Rescue Society (MARS) in Broward County in 2013.

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