November 2011

Bacteria Advisory Warnings in Okaloosa County

Rocky Bayou State Park and Liza Jackson Park in Okaloosa County are currently under advisory warning per the Florida Department of Health's Healthy Beaches Program. 

Oil-Spill Workers Sought for Heath Effect Study

Federal researchers will be in Terrebonne Parish on Wednesday, looking for cleanup workers willing to participate in a $17.8 million study of long-term health effects from last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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The Problem Won't Go Away By Ignoring It Exists!

Federal officials chose to exclude the Deepwater Horizon spill from an economic analysis of the risks associated with oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a draft document made public Tuesday. (http://blog.al.com/live/2011/11/feds_ignore_bp_spill_in_impact.html)

BP wants U.S. probes barred from oil spill lawsuits

11:00 PM, Nov. 8, 2011 via PNJ; Associated Press

The companies involved in the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history are trying to prevent government investigations blaming them for the disaster from being used against them by the people and businesses who are suing them.

Evidence shows Gulf oil spill caused widespread ecological damage

We are having a garage sale!!

If you're looking for a good bargain or just want to learn more about Emerald Coastkeeper and what we do come out and see us November 19th from 8 to 12 at Bayview Park!! 

If you would like to clean some clutter or make more room in the garage we would be happy to take those items off your hands! 

Depleted oyster beds just need time to rest, biologist says

It took one day for a state biologist to figure out why the oyster harvest in East Bay and Escambia Bay is dramatically off this season.

There's low production of oysters because oyster beds are being depleted and cannot sustain current levels of oyster production, said John Gunter, a shellfish biologist with the Department of Agriculture's Division of Aquaculture.

He stopped short of saying the beds have been over-harvested by local oystermen. He also ruled out water pollution and disease for the decline.

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