Researchers studying South Florida’s coral reefs found that the region’s nearshore reefs and more sheltered inshore areas are less vulnerable to ocean acidification than previously thought — a major climate-related threat to coral reefs as ocean waters absorb more atmospheric CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels.
Over 100,000 people are expected to browse and buy at the annual Miami International Boat Show running as usual on President’s Day weekend Feb. 14-18.
While oceans cover more than 70 percent of the Earth, just eight percent of them are protected by marine sanctuaries. Seen today as one of the most effective ways to preserve marine life, the strategy of creating marine protected areas, or MPAs has gained in popularity in the past two decades.
Scientists looking to solve underwater mysteries have more valuable information at hand, thanks to a new inventory of animal species known or expected to produce sound underwater.
In December, South Florida can count on a bevy of holiday-decorated boat parades to add a little sparkle on the Intracoastal. Among them: the 61st Annual CHAOS Pompano Beach/Lighthouse Point/Deerfield Beach Holiday Boat Parade, which will live stream on YouTube for the first time.
The Middle River, that is, on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 5:30 p.m. when Santa departs from the Colohatchee Park boat ramp in Wilton Manors. Watch zones include Island City Park Preserve, 823 NE 28th St., Wilton Manors, and Richardson Historic Park, 1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors.

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