Video: Water Quality Dives in Southern Florida

Underwater cemetery, not in the video (via photovide.com)

Underwater cemetery, not in the video (via photovide.com)

     This video from Project Baseline features wonderful footage from Florida’s surface waters, as members of Global Underwater Explorers and other groups make their way around Florida’s coast gathering samples of algae and marine life. The video discusses the five still-functioning sewage outfalls along Florida’s coast; pipes releasing partially treated sewage directly into the water column. Known as a point-source discharge (a point at which excess nutrients are introduced either intentionally or unintentionally), check out the outfalls, and the beautiful footage, through the link below, and learn more about the ecology of Florida’s coastal waters.