Ed Tichenor

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    New Artificial Reef Created in Hollywood -- by Sinking a Cement Sailboat

    Look, Hollywood Beach was already cool. Segways, the Broadwalk, bar after bar after bar. But now? There's a cement vessel named Usikusiku (Swahili for "twilight," of course) that's been sunk. It's a part of a number of artificial reefs that Broward has created over the past 20-plus years, and divers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Florida Sponges Rebounding; What Killed Them Remains A Mystery

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Mystery Sponge-killing Disease Now Seen From Palm Beach To Lower Keys

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Sponges in Palm Beach Waters Hit by Mystery Disease (VIDEO)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Dredging off Hillsboro Beach Dumps Sand on Coral Habitat, Federal Government Steps In

    PBC Reef Rescue‚ÄčThe 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 >>

  • News

    August 10, 2006

    Reef Madness

    Thanks to the Delray-Boynton pipe, there's a nitrate-stoked party down there.