The toxic cyanobacteria bloom began as a slime green, turned bright blue, then brown and eventually transmuted into a mass of black rot as the stench hanging over the water at Central Marine ripened from the smell of rotting garbage to putrid carcasses to feces.
Keeping waterways clean and open to boaters is an important goal of the recreational marine industry. Individually and as members of trade organizations, marine businesses push for the enactment of fair rules and regulations governing use of the nation's rivers, lakes, streams and ocean waters.
The Marine Industries Association of South Florida hosted about 45 teachers for a Dillard High School faculty field trip on Monday.
The American Sailing Association developed a sailing education app called Sailing Challenge.
Check the website for South Florida’s Marine Industry Day celebration and you’ll find among the sponsorship acknowledgments the logo for Brightline, the new name for All Aboard Florida, the Miami-to-Orlando high-speed rail service that is barreling down the tracks toward inauguration in 2017.
Populations of blue crabs, striped bass and anchovies are growing in Chesapeake Bay amid oxygen levels that are among the highest in three decades in the estuary.
Manatee deaths linked to pollution have resumed in the algae-stricken Indian River Lagoon of Brevard County in Florida.
The inaugural Gamefish Grande Tournaments wrapped up July 2 in Havana.
Two Sea Tow franchises on the East Coast are under new ownership.
Sea Tow Services International reported a steady flow of assistance calls during the four-day Independence Day weekend. The top requests were for tows, jump-starts, fuel deliveries and ungroundings.
An environmental nightmare is playing out about 35 miles from Lake Okeechobee, the source of a green-and-blue algae bloom that is plaguing South Florida.