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ANGARI Foundation is dedicated to creating a global community that is interested, knowledgeable, and invested in marine and environmental sciences. Here in Palm Beach County, the ANGARI Foundation is directly supporting research initiatives. They will be releasing 40 Drift Cards and ask the public to help. The purpose of the program is to gain a new understanding of the way marine debris moves in and around Florida’s coastal waterways. 

WHAT IS THE LAGOON DRIFT CARD STUDY?

The Lake Worth Lagoon Drift Card Study (AKA Lagoon Drift) is a citizen science program that uses a series of coordinated releases of small eco-friendly wooden drift cards to study the motion of water and pollutants in waterways in and around the Lake Worth Lagoon.

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Boating is a popular activity to do in the Jupiter area on any day. Sightseeing boats are a perfect way to get out on the water and enjoy the sights of Palm Beach County.  They are popular among groups and large parties because of the large amount of space and easiness to hop on and off the boat.

The Manatee Queen is a sightseeing tour boat that is available for private charters or scenic tours on the Intracoastal. The Manatee Queen got its start in 1988 and has been providing informational and scenic boat tours in the Jupiter area ever since. In 2018, the Manatee Queen decided to start a new chapter and is now bigger than ever. The boat is fifty feet long and is named the Dee Queen II. This Catamaran can accommodate up to forty-nine passengers and

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It may be ready to break out the pumpkins and fall jackets in a lot of the U.S. but here in South Florida, our summer weather continues to roll on! Instead of hayrides and apple orchards, why not fire up the boat head out on water for a weekend at the Sandbar. Here are three of our favorites to consider:

Stuart/Hutchinson Island:

The Stuart sandbar is located just inside the St. Lucie Inlet, and just east of the convergence of the St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon. The closest boat ramp is Sandsprit Park. You can rent boats at the Sundance Marina in Jensen Beach. There is also excellent fishing and snorkeling in the area, which is known as the “sailfish flats.”

The Jupiter/Tequesta Sandbar:
The sandbar is located along the Loxahatchee River,

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What is it that makes the Palm Beaches a diver’s paradise? Palm Beach County's coastal waters consist of natural coral formations which are part of the Florida Reef Tract. The “FRT” is the third largest reef tract in the world as well as the continental United States' only living barrier coral reef.

“Palm Beach County reefs have the widest diversity and abundance of marine life with the clearest water, because this is the closest place in North America to the Gulf Stream current in the Atlantic Ocean,” scuba expert Jim Abernethy recently told ‘Discover the Palm Beaches'.

Five of the seven marine turtle species reside in our area, and the beaches represent North America's most popular nesting ground for both loggerhead and leatherback sea turtles.

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Get ready for the fourth annual Palm Beach Paddle Fest next Saturday, February 9th. The Paddle Fest is a free family event taking place at Harbourside Place in Jupiter. 

The event features two timed races with trophies and cash prizes for the winners, a kid’s SUP race, free kayak eco-tours, music, entertainment, face painting, yoga, exhibitor expo’s and much more. The festival is for both beginner paddle boarders and advanced and for everyone who loves the water.

There are two types of races, a 2- mile race and a 6 – mile race. Each race will be made up of different categories for both men and women. Trophies and awards will be giving to the Top Three finishers for both men and women in each division. The categories include: SUP 12’6, SUP 14, Prone

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Everyone in Jupiter has seen the PonTiki boats cruising around the Jupiter Intracoastal during sunset. The open-air tiki barge promises tasty libations on the water, jamming out to island music, and showing its passengers a taste of the Jupiter good life, but they’ve decided to step up their game...literally.

Not only has PonTiki cruises gone public, but they now offer Monday Night Football cruises for all-American sports fans out there. Starting at 8:00 pm kickoff, PonTiki’s Shaka boat departs from Harbourside Marina fully loaded with 40 passengers, two satellite TVs, beer, wine, wings, and sliders. We know what you’re thinking, and yes, there’s even a bathroom on board.

This Monday, cruise down the Jupiter Intracoastal while cheering on your

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