HAB Research Focuses on Tidal Tributaries

Since 2018, the SCCF Marine Lab has sampled the Caloosahatchee and the C-43 canal to document and study harmful algal blooms (HABs). The research has found that identifying the source…

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EPA Awards Grant to Marine Lab

Thanks to a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the SCCF Marine Laboratory is initiating a study on the proliferation of macroalgae in Matlacha Pass and San Carlos Bay…

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Marine Lab Hosting Science Projects

The SCCF Marine Lab is hosting two Sanibel School 8th-grade science projects this semester. The school asked 8th graders to come up with projects that were relevant and possible to…

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Grant to Fund New Weather Stations

The River, Estuary, and Coastal Observing Network (RECON) weather stations have been an invaluable resource for researchers and the local boating community. Originally launched in 2012, funded by a grant…

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New Oyster Restoration Site Installed

oyster restoration

The SCCF Marine Laboratory and Coastal Watch recently partnered with researchers at the University of Florida to establish a new oyster restoration site in San Carlos Bay. Staff, volunteers, and…

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Tracking a Toxic Blue-Green Algae Bloom

water sample with algae

Scientists at the SCCF Marine Laboratory recently developed an experiment to sample a toxic blue-green algae bloom as it moved from freshwater, to brackish, to saline waters in the Caloosahatchee…

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Outreach Program Connects Kids to Coast

Kids standing on beach in front of boat during no child left on shore program

Students from Immokalee and Fort Myers got firsthand exposure to Southwest Florida’s coastal environment last week through SCCF’s No Child Left On Shore environmental education outreach project. No Child Left…

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