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Palm Beach County Mooring Buoy Program

Palm Beach County Mooring Buoy Program

July 13, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Boaters don’t always realize that they can be harming the environment while pursuing their favorite pastime. Even something as seemingly passive as anchoring a vessel can inflict damage on the ecosystem by disturbing the seabed, harming sea creatures, and damaging or destroying plants and coral. Along with the potential environmental impact caused initially when an […]

Wardrobe to Water Pollution

Wardrobe to Water Pollution

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Plastic waste in our waterways can be quite an eyesore. Bags and containers litter shorelines, clog streams and rivers, and form floating trash heaps in the middle of the ocean, imposing harmful effects on the environment and resulting in often deadly consequences to marine life. Additionally, there are lesser known and potentially more pervasive plastic […]

Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Loggerhead Marinelife Center

March 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Juno Beach in Palm Beach County is recognized as one of the most active sea turtle nesting beaches in the world. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center (marinelife.org), in Juno Beach on the Atlantic Ocean, makes it their mission to promote conservation of Florida’s coastal ecosystems by focusing on threatened and endangered sea turtles. Sea turtle health […]

Keeping Manatees Safe

Keeping Manatees Safe

January 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Manatees have had a rough time in Florida’s coastal waters. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), approximately 25 to 30 percent of manatee deaths come as a result of strikes by boats and other watercraft. The FWC says deaths of these large aquatic mammals — manatees are typically nine to 10 […]

Minimize Your Boat’s Carbon Footprint

Minimize Your Boat’s Carbon Footprint

December 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In case you think you only have a carbon footprint if you walk, drive, or are otherwise crossing on (or over) land, think again.  Carbon footprints measure the effects on the climate in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases produced, so a boat may impact the planet as much as a jet liner flying […]