About this blog


Everyone at The Florida Aquarium is on a mission to Protect and Restore Our Blue Planet, particularly in Tampa Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and Cuba’s Caribbean waters.

This blog, Water Stories, is an independent voice for marine conservation.  It is meant to capture the hearts and minds of those who enjoy their Tampa Backyard; appreciate an interesting opinion; enjoy a good story, seek a deeper connection to our blue backyard.

Who better to be this voice than Tampa’s own outdoor, Aquarium enthusiast and journalist, Joe Guidry.  Previously the Opinion Editor with the Tampa Tribune, Joe knows volumes about Tampa and its connection to the environment.  We miss his opinion articles, but now we’ll be treated to his perspective presented in wonderful Water Stories that flow between The Florida Aquarium and our community.