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First Florida Bear Hunt in 21 Years Draws Support, Derision

22 Oct

IMAGE SOURCE: wildflorida.com

Hunters are expected to take to the woods across Central Florida and three other regions of the state Saturday, hoping to kill a Florida black bear during the state’s first bear hunt in 21 years. Facts Rules of the hunt: • Each permit holder is allowed to take one bear, which must weigh at least […]

Green Sea Turtles Nest in Record Numbers in Florida

15 Oct

IMAGE SOURCE: Destination360.com

MIAMI – A record number of endangered green sea turtles nested in the US state of Florida in 2015, suggesting that conservation efforts are paying off, authorities said Friday. Approximately 28,000 nests were discovered across 26 state beaches, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said. Nearly 30 years ago, only 464 green sea […]

Florida Bay’s Algae Bloom is Just Latest Environmental Disaster

15 Oct

The Tamiami Trail was finished in 1928, and environmentalists have been trying to undo the damage ever since. Trailblazers exhibit, courtesy of Jonathan Ullman.

Florida Bay, the body of water between the Everglades and the Keys that was once teeming with wildlife, may be on the verge of collapse. Last week, scientists reported that miles of sea grass have died in the bay in recent months, leaving behind a stinky smell and a cloud of yellow sulfide. The die-off is […]