July 2014

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).
Anne Meylan’s work with sea turtles has earned her a Lifetime Achievement Award, given by the International Sea Turtle Society.
The boating news is dismal, as it always is when the state publishes its mid-year report of accidents and deaths at the beginning of June.
Dania Beach has revamped its municipal marina to include 120 fully powered public wet slips, a new dock master’s office and lounge, a picnic pavilion and other improvements.
Dania Beach, the little city sandwiched between Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, is working on a multimillion dollar plan to beautify its waterways and beaches. After several years of community input, in May the Dania Beach City Commission approved funding and implementing phase 1 of its Waterfront Revitalization Plan.
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.
Anne Meylan’s work with sea turtles has earned her a Lifetime Achievement Award, given by the International Sea Turtle Society.
Dania Beach has revamped its municipal marina to include 120 fully powered public wet slips, a new dock master’s office and lounge, a picnic pavilion and other improvements.

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