Coral reef near Fort Myers Beach shows Gulf rebounding from Ian

After Hurricane Ian, our environment at the sea bottom was left in disarray, but we can see it recovering six months later. One famous coral reef off the coast of Fort Myers Beach, 240 Ledge, is an exemplar of that recovery. The reef lies 24 miles offshore and 60 feet down. In videos from 2019, […]

Red tide research not slowing down despite shrinking bloom

People living in Southwest Florida can breathe easier now that red tide has lessened along our coast. Scientists studying the harmful algal bloom explained to WINK News why sampling and studying now is just as important as when we see a severe bloom.

How The Water School at FGCU is helping the SWFL community

The Water School at Florida Gulf Coast University has made a name for itself in the Southwest Florida community and throughout the state as being on the cutting edge of research. Those with The Water School say they’re doing all they can to tackle SWFL water issues. “I think The Water School was at the […]