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Special Report: Florida Bay

Florida Bay: Devastation Goes Unrecognized by Most South Floridians

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Did you know that nearly 10 percent (or about 80 square miles) of Florida Bay, between the Florida Keys and mainland Florida, has been ravaged by a wildfire that began in the summer of 2015 and continues to burn more than one year later? Of course you didn’t know about this, because there was no fire in Florida … Read More

Florida Bay: What is The Solution?

Friday, August 26, 2016

We can fix the problem in Florida Bay, but it will require additional freshwater flowing south from Lake Okeechobee. Florida Bay is an estuary, and estuaries exist where rivers meet the sea. In this case, Florida Bay exists where the Everglades River of Grass meets the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Without additional … Read More

Florida Bay: A Unique Everglades Estuary

Friday, August 26, 2016

Florida Bay lies at the southernmost tip of the Florida peninsula and bordered to the south by the Florida Keys (Figure 1). To many, Florida Bay is a recreational fishing hotspot and one of the reasons why the Florida Keys are the fishing capital of the world.  Most of Florida Bay is contained within the … Read More