What Lies Beneath

Something Is Blooming on the Suncoast, and It's Not Pretty

If it's not red tide, what's that awful smell? The answer is dapis pleousa, another type of algae.

05/29/2024 By Emma Moneuse

Into the Wild

A New Program Aims to Protect Vulnerable Local Mangroves

Mangroves are one of the most critical parts of our ecosystem—and they're increasingly at risk.

01/31/2024 By Matthew Gutierrez

On a Mission

Suncoast Waterkeeper's New Patrol Boat Helps Keep Local Waters Healthy

The boat, previously used for dolphin sightseeing tours, gives the Waterkeeper a more direct way to observe the environment.

08/17/2023 By Emma Moneuse

Taking Root

A New Local Mapping Project Aims to Protect Mangroves

The project will track mangrove growth and conditions along northern Sarasota Bay, Palma Sola Bay, southern Tampa Bay, Terra Ceia Bay and the Manatee River.

04/07/2023 By Emma Moneuse

Crap Load

Sarasota Has a Poop Problem

Some water samples from Suncoast Waterkeeper show too much human DNA in our waters.

01/27/2023 By Isaac Eger

The Storm

How Has Hurricane Ian Affected Sarasota's Water Quality?

Environmentalists say things will likely get worse before they get better.

09/30/2022 By Isaac Eger


New College Lecture Series Continues With Water Quality Discussion

Suncoast Waterkeeper and environmental attorney Justin Bloom will share his experiences working to protect communities from pollution and over-development.

11/16/2021 By Staff

Red Tide

Local Waterkeepers to Host Community Forum on Red Tide

The talk will focus on causes, effects and solutions for harmful algae blooms; it will be held at the Bradenton Yacht Club.

07/19/2021 By Staff


Suncoast Waterkeeper Leader to Discuss How Human Activity Affects Red Tide

Justin Bloom will speak at the next meeting of the Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations.

02/05/2019 By Staff


Event Aims to Raise Money for Coastal Protection

The Florida Institute for Salt Water Heritage, the Sierra Club and Suncoast Waterkeeper are hosting Brunch for the Bay at noon this Sunday, March 5.

02/27/2017 By staff

Media Picks

Local Sarasotans Share What's On Their Pop-Culture Radar Right Now

Here's what Suncoast Waterkeeper's Justin Bloom,Key Chorale's Joseph Caulkins and Sarasota County Library Foundation's Linda Getzen are watching, listening to and reading right now.

07/14/2016 By Ilene Denton

941CEO Daily

This Week's Good Deeds

Rum sales for sea turtles, Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation grants, a Suncoast Waterkeeper fundraiser and more.

03/10/2016 Research by staff


Suncoast Waterkeeper Executive Director Justin Bloom on Our Region's Water Problems

Suncoast Waterkeeper executive director Justin Bloom shares his thoughts on the problems our Gulf and bay face.

06/11/2015 By Cooper Levey-Baker