See also "Mystery-Sponge Killing Disease Now Seen From Palm Beach to Keys" and "Sponges in Palm Beach Hit By Disease"Earlier this year, a mystery ailment ravaged sponges off the coast of Florida, from the Keys up to Palm Beach. Scientists became alarmed as reports rolled in of massive barrel sponges ... More >>
From Sombrero Reef down in the Keys to the waters of West Palm Beach, red barrel sponges are disintegrating at worrisome rates. The culprit is unknown, and state scientists are busy trying to figure out just how widespread the disease outbreak is.At the end of April, Ed Tichenor of Palm Beach C ... More >>
Red barrel sponges from Delray Ledge north to Breakers Reef are being attacked and killed by a mysterious disease, according to divers with Palm Beach County Reef Rescue.Ed Tichenor, who first observed the problem, says what's most alarming is the rate at which the disease is killing the sponge ... More >>
PBC Reef RescueThe federal government issued a cease-and-desist order last week for a beach-nourishment dredging project off Hillsboro Beach and Deerfield Beach. The order cites a leaky pipe that dumped sand on an area of "hardbottom," or limestone that's home to coral reef. The contractor, Great ... More >>
Thanks to the Delray-Boynton pipe, there's a nitrate-stoked party down there.