An analysis of 20 years of water quality data shows that Biscayne Bay, a NOAA Habitat Focus Area off southeast Florida, is degrading. Scientists have identified early warning signs that could help inform managers to prevent a shift in the structure of the bay’s ecosystem. In a recent study published […]
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Will declining water quality impact local Biscayne Bay businesses? A recent study conducted by scientists at the University of Miami suggests that degraded water quality conditions change how people use the bay, with significant implications for the local economy. Biscayne Bay, which shares its shoreline with the Miami urban area, […]
This article was developed by Joan Browder, a leader of the NOAA Habitat Focus Area in Biscayne Bay. Recent problems with algae in Florida’s coastal waters could hint at what’s coming to Biscayne Bay, a NOAA Habitat Focus Area near Miami. A bloom of algae would be unfortunate for this […]
Eager students and elected officials in Miami are speaking up about the important but often misunderstood shallow waterscape that surrounds them. They connected with saltwater Biscayne Bay through two programs—“Day on the Bay,” and Junior Ambassadors—funded by the Biscayne Bay NOAA Habitat Focus Area. The first program provides current leaders […]