Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center


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December 17, 2010

Corals: A 50-Year Photographic Record of Changes

This video podcast highlights 50 years of photographic documentation of coral reefs in the Florida Keys.  The photographs show 5 decades of changes that have taken place in both the size and the types of corals that were present at several coral reef sites from the early 1960s to today.  The images capture events such as the appearance of coral disease and the die off of

Image: Mangroves Killed by Hurricane Wilma in Everglades National Park
May 20, 2010

Mangroves Killed by Hurricane Wilma in Everglades National Park

In this picture of Shark Island, Everglades National Park, you can see numerous mangroves killed by high winds and storm surge from Hurricane Wilma (2005).

April 29, 2010


The Submersible Habitat for Analyzing Reef Quality (SHARQ) is a new tool scientists use to understand and map metabolic characteristics associated with marine communities living on the sea floor. This podcast gives a closer look at how scientists use SHARQ to analyze important habitats like coral reefs.

March 18, 2010

African Dust, Coral Reefs and Human Health

This documentary presents how recent changes in the composition and quantities of African dust transported to the Caribbean and the Americas might provide clues to why Caribbean coral reef ecosystems are deteriorating and human health may be impacted.

Image: Buffalo Trunkfish (Lactophrys trigonus)
March 6, 2010

Buffalo Trunkfish (Lactophrys trigonus)

The Buffalo Trunkfish (Lactophrys trigonus) is larger and less abundant than the Spotted and Smooth Trunkfishes seen frequently in the mangroves.

Image: Sling-load
February 18, 2010


Eco-Hydrologist Karen Balentine directs a sling-load drop in Everglades National Park.

Image: Improved Cellphone Coverage
January 20, 2010

Improved Cellphone Coverage

Pilot Mike Barron improves his cellphone reception while Eco-Hydrologist Karen Balentine loads gear at a remote site in Everglades National Park.

Image: Lostman's River
January 20, 2010

Lostman's River

Mangrove islands bespeckle the bay in upper Lostman's River.

Image: Sediment Elevation Table
January 20, 2010

Sediment Elevation Table

Eco-Hydrologist Karen Balentine measures sediment elevation in at juncus stand in Everglades National Park.

December 21, 2009

Summer Fieldwork in Everglades National Park

In this audio slideshow scientists cruise through tidal creeks, sample mangrove sites, pull sediment cores, and avoid swarms of mosquitoes while conducting studies and monitoring the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, the Everglades.

Image: Various Karst Features Along Peace River, Fl
June 30, 2009

Various Karst Features Along Peace River, Fl

Cypress Root Sink is also part of the Wabash Complex.