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St. Sebastian River still in trouble, despite cleanup efforts

Of the eight tributaries that flow into the troubled Indian River Lagoon, the St. Lucie River gets t

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Turtle nests up 60 percent over last year at this time

The island’s turtle nesting season is “off to a great start,” up 60 percent from last year at

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Locally built Triton sub makes deepest ever manned ocean dive in Mariana Trench

Dallas financier and explorer Victor Vescovo has just completed the world's deepest-ever manned subm

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Effort to strip specialty license plate funds from Harbor Branch fails

Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation will get to keep more

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Harbor Branch could lose $1.4 million if vanity license plate money redistributed

The legislature was expected to decide this week whether the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute F

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Annual microplastic pollution worse than 9 biggest oil spills

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute research professor Dr. Tracy Mincer doesn't want to scare you,

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Improving management of Lagoon spoil islands becomes priority

The state of Florida is updating its nearly 30-year-old management plan for 137 spoil islands in the

Melbourne Beachsider

If you should run into these creatures …

Signs of springtime along the Space and Treasure Coasts: amorous alligators, spinning shark and toxi

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State of Florida seeks to improve management of lagoon spoil islands

The state of Florida is updating its nearly 30-year-old management plan for 137 spoil islands in the

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Is snook caught in lagoon on six-pound test line a world record?

A 37-year-old local woman caught and released alive a potential world-record snook on April 6 in the

St. Lucie Voice

What to do if you run into these creatures …

Signs of springtime on the Treasure Coast: amorous alligators, spinning sharks and toxic toads. Warm

Melbourne Beachsider

Scientist sounds the alarm on scourge of microplastics

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute research professor Dr. Tracy Mincer doesn’t want to scare yo