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Red Tide Robs Restoration Efforts

Red tide may occur naturally in the Gulf of Mexico, but its intensification and devastation are preventable. Voters have asked their elected leaders to stop pollution, but lawmakers have failed Florida. Voters have also asked their lawmakers to reduce carbon emissions, but again, they have refused to act. The consequences

Mobilizing Water Warriors

Floridians want healthy beaches and clean water. But right now, Florida is sick. The cause: red tide. Hundreds of manatees have died of starvation, tons of dead fish are flooding our waterways, and sharks have attempted to escape red tide by swimming into our canals. While red tide is natural,

Save Florida’s Coral Reefs

Happy Coral Reef Awareness Week!  The waters that surround the Florida Keys are magical. From the shallow, aquamarine seagrass flats to the deep, cerulean ocean offshore, life abounds. But the gem of the Florida Keys lies just below the surface: our coral reef.  I remember snorkeling at John Pennekamp as

Guardian of the Springs

By Michelle Colson also known as Mermaid Michi, Mermaid Entertainer, Water Advocate, and nature fanatic “The Trees are our lungs. The rivers are our circulation. The air is our breath. The Earth is our body. “ Deepak Chopra. This quote is engraved in my soul. I am a nature lover