florida seagrass

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Aug 2021

What are seagrasses? If you’ve spent any time in Florida’s coastal waterways, you’ve surely encountered seagrasses. They are submerged grassy environments that typically thrive in rich sunlight and areas with clear water. They are filled with marine flowering plants and have a well-developed root system that anchors them to the sea floor. These areas provide...

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It’s a scary thought for any boater. Enjoying a day on the water with the shoreline out of sight, and after hours of fun and relaxation, your boat breaks down and you aren’t sure how you’ll get yourself, your guests, and your boat back to land. It’s important you prepare ahead for these situations and...

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Myths, old sayings, and folklore play a role in our daily lives. In fact, so many of these myths or sayings are so ingrained in our daily speech that we often don’t think to stop and consider their origins, meaning, or whether or not they’re true. The boating community is no exception with strange sayings...

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Why the Coronavirus pandemic pushed boat sales to record highs The past year has been a difficult one for people across the world. The COVID-19 pandemic forced individuals to socially isolate, leading to businesses closing, children learning remotely, lost jobs, and so many other hardships. While social distancing may have been one of the most...

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Specialized types of pontoon boats Pontoon boats are popular because of their abundant space and versatility. They’re incredibly stable on the water and are among the top options for families and larger groups looking for casual days on the water. Unfortunately, pontoons sometimes get a bad rap as slow and difficult to navigate. While pontoons...

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Jun 2021

Steps to safe boating in crowded waters Holiday weekends and special events often mean waterways crowded with vessels that even experienced boaters might have trouble navigating. Unfortunately, waterways full of boats often lead to more accidents, as witnessed by an uptick in boating accidents last year (2020) that correlated with a surge in first-time boat...

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Florida boating safety tips: Protecting Manatees Manatees are protected under the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to help protect them from harm and harassment from boaters. These large mammals are found in salt, brackish and fresh water and because they are mammals, they need to come to the water’s surface every two to...

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May 2021

Facts About Water Pollution Every Florida Boater Should Know Human beings have a massive responsibility to help keep the world around us free of pollution. As boaters on Florida waterways, we must collectively be accountable for the impact we’re having on our beautiful bodies of water and the surrounding areas. While a small oil leak...

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Apr 2021

When you think about sailing, your mind probably takes you to smooth waters with a light breeze, just enough to peacefully float along on a warm summer day. While that is certainly some of the appeal of sailing, many are surprised by how fast a sailboat can travel with an experienced sailor under the right...

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Apr 2021

Best songs about boats for your summer playlist Whether it’s classic rock n’ roll, country, hip-hop, or anything in between, there are thousands of boat references across all genres of music. With lyrics about the prestige of owning a yacht and others about the serenity of sailing, the boating life is often romanticized in music....

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