Tag Archive: marine debris

Microplastics Awareness Month

For almost 40 years, the Ocean Conservancy has held the International Coastal Cleanup in September. Across the planet hundreds of thousands of volunteers clean marine debris from their shorelines.  The data collected is used by local agencies to manage this problem; such as discontinuing the use of pull tops from aluminum cans.  In the last …

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Trying to Solve the Marine Debris Problem

Since the early 1970’s, when Chief Iron Eyes Cody shed a tear on a television commercial, we have been trying to reduce the amount of solid waste found along our beaches and within our waters.   Though numerous agencies and civic groups, led by the Ocean Conservancy, have held beach and underwater clean ups over the …

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Water Quality Update – June 17, 2016

FDEP did not sample this week; ECHD sampled Texar and Sanders Beach – no advisories

Marine Science programs on summer vacation – LAKEWATCH data not in yet



Background levels of Karenia brevis were detected off of Sarasota County – panhandle all clear


FISH KILLS for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties …

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Water Quality Update – April 8, 2016

FYI – the March 28 samples were posted this week and there were health advisories issued for Bayou’s Grande and Chico. The bacteria count in Texar was elevated but not high enough to issue and advisory


Samples this week for Apr 4 are fine. No advisories issued. Here’s the rest…



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