Ocean and coastal environments, features, and biological habitats in oceans, bays, and other marine water bodies associated with Florida.

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Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Conducts applied research and provides synthesized information used for management of marine and freshwater resources.
Florida Oceanographic Society
East coast oceanside facility on Hutchinson Island offers hours and admission, programs and events, teacher resources, water quality and wildlife alerts, and dive team research projects.
Gulf of Mexico Estuaries Study
Tampa Bay pilot study by the United States Geological Survey and the Department of the Interior integrating scientific disciplines to assess and monitor Gulf of Mexico estuaries and other coastal ecosystems. Scientist profiles, photos, animations, reports, links.
Marine Resources Council of East Florida
Monitoring and protecting the water quality and wildlife in the Indian River Lagoon. With links to environmental sites and wildlife refuges throughout Florida.
Mote Marine Laboratory
Research center and aquarium concerned with shark and dolphin research as well as marine life indigenous to Florida waters including sea turtles, marine mammals and elasmobranchs. Shark tank camera view, weather resources and local links.
Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center
Private university offers graduate degrees in oceanography, marine biology, coastal zone management, and marine environmental science, both on-campus and on-line.
Reef Relief
A non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting living coral reef ecosystems.
Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce (SMS)
Research center specializing in marine biodiversity and ecosystems of Florida. Research focuses on the Indian River Lagoon and the offshore waters of Florida's east central coast, with comparative studies throughout coastal Florida. Includes a virtual tour of the marine ecosystems exhibit, fellowship and job opportunities, and an Indian River Lagoon species inventory with photographs, reports, and maps.
South Florida Aquatic Environments
Page from the Florida Museum of Natural History Ichthyology Department covers the biology, ecology and conservation of fishes and sharks, with gallery of underwater photos, a shark attack registry, and sections on Florida Bay, the Florida Keys, and the Everglades.
National Geographic: Why Is Seaweed Killing Florida's Coral Reefs?
Article by Bijal P. Trivedi about an overabundant species of brown seaweed that is smothering the reefs. (August 23, 2001)
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