The National Museum of Natural History operates monitoring systems to continually measure weather & water conditions in Florida's Indian River Lagoon and on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef in Belize. The systems are managed by the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce (Florida) and the Carrie Bow Cay Marine Laboratory (Belize). The data supports marine research by scientists from around the world and is an important resource to examine long-term trends, episodic events, and short-term and seasonal cycles. On these pages you'll find an overview of the program, laboratories, and tools to access, analyze & view the data.
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