The Atlantic hurricane season starts Sunday, June 1, and continues to November 30. Will we luck out again? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that three to six hurricanes will form in the Atlantic, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. That’s a bit less than average. Intensity is expected to be less than average, too. Florida is the U.S.
There have been no cases on the Treasure Coast, but it's still a good idea to avoid mosquitoes. Find out more about Chikungunya Fever from the CDC. Mosquito information is available from the Martin County Health Dept.
The girls lacrosse team at Vero Beach High School has a slogan. “Tradition never graduates.” We can see that it sure did NOT graduate in 2013 because on May 4, 2014, the Vero Beach girls won their ninth straight state title. Playing in Bradenton, they started slow against an aggressive Ponte Vedra. In fact, Ponte Vedra was the first to score. Then, after tightening its defense, Vero Beach pulled ahead 3-2 and never looked back. Final score: Vero Beach 13, Ponte Vedra 6. The Vero Beach girls finished the year 21 and 3. The losses were to nationally ranked out-of state-teams. The Fig
Drew Mello talks with Rick Herren, Executive Director of Coastal Biology, Inc.
The Indian River non-profit will be offering educational turtle walks in Vero Beach each Friday and Saturday during June and July out of the Town of Indian River Shores Community Center and The Moorings Club.
Here they come! Those noisy, high-speed powerboats that skim over the water followed by a towering rooster tail. Some 80 teams will compete in the Stuart Sailfish Regatta on Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, starting each day at 9 a.m. Organizers call it “the fastest event on the Treasure Coast.” The course is a 1.1 mile oval north of a viewing area on the Stuart Causeway and the Ernie Lyons Bridge. Road traffic will be rerouted to the Jensen Beach Causeway. If the weather is good, 20,000 spectators are expected. Various classes of outboards and inboards will be racing. They inclu
Drew Mello talks with Cristin Ryan, Marine Biology Educator at the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit, located in the St. Lucie County Aquarium and Bob Hickerson from Treasure Coast Lionfish Safari.
The Smithsonian will host their annual World Ocean Day celebration at the St. Lucie County Aquarium from 10am-3pm on Saturday June 7th. On the same day, the second annual Treasure Coast Lionfish Safari will take place on the waterfront in Fort Pierce from 2pm-7pm.