Scientists Research Algae Blooms to Prevent Doom

Ugly Algae Lurks in Biscayne Bay

Recent problems with algae in Florida’s coastal waters could hint at what’s coming to Biscayne Bay, a NOAA Habitat Focus Area near Miami. A bloom of algae would be unfortunate for this unique coastal ecosystem and regional economic engine. Currently, NOAA is funding projects and partnering with others to reduce or prevent new algal blooms in the bay. Read about a mapping project, funded through a grant to nonprofit Miami Waterkeeper, which is packing all available spatial data for the Biscayne Bay Habitat Focus Area into a geographic information system (GIS) database for sharing online, as well as other funded projects. Click here to view the full article 

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These three microscopic algae (diatoms) could help scientists predict a bloom. (credit: A. Wachnicka)


July 2017 Newsletter

Water We Up To?

July 17, 2017 10:00 AM:

Greetings from Miami Waterkeeper. We are excited to share some updates and recent successes with you!

 


What Sewage Spills Mean For Miami-Dade Residents And The Environment

Our own Kelly Cox spoke to WLRN's Allison Light about the recent sewage spill that leaked over 700,000 gallons of raw sewage into Biscayne Canal and parts of the Intracoastal Waterway. Kelly explains how sewage spills affect our health, economy, and our environment. 


What is Biscayne Bay worth?


Graduate Student wins Data Challenge and evaluates economic & environmental health of Biscayne Bay thanks to NOAA Habitat Focus Area Grant


Miami Waterkeeper Contributes to Process of Coast Guard Restricting Miami Anchorage to Protect Reefs

Great News! The Coast Guard published a rule aimed at protecting coral reefs off Miami by restricting areas where ships and other vessels can anchor. We're so happy to contribute to this process!


Coral Gables becomes first city in Florida to ban plastic bags

 


Coral Gables approves Florida’s first plastic bag ban

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The Standard's Earth Day Celebration

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Miami Waterkeeper receives $49,000 donation from Whole Foods Market!

Miami Waterkeeper receives $49,000 donation from with Whole Foods Market 5% day and Sustainable Evening event!


Whole Foods Market and Top Chef winner host benefit dinner for Miami Waterkeeper

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