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Green Sea Turtles Nest in Record Numbers in Florida

15 Oct


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 […]

Rare Crocodile Nest Discovered on Virginia Key in Florida

2 Aug

IMAGE SOURCE: Miami Herald

By Jenny Staletovich from the Miami Herald August 2, 2015 To the surprise of biologists, a Virginia Key beach restored to lure sea turtles has become an incubator to some unlikely babies: rare American crocodiles. Last month, the baby crocs hatched from the first nest ever documented on the urban island that links the city […]

Florida ‘Eco-Art’ seeks to blend aesthetics & environment

18 Jul

The new "Living Shoreline" is shown in this July 9, 2015 aerial handout photo provided by Palm Beach County July 14, 2015 in Lake Worth, Florida.   REUTERS/Palm Beach County/Handout via Reuters

In a growing trend that seeks to blend art with environmental restoration, a water filtration project was unveiled on Tuesday along a 575-foot sea-walled stretch of the intracoastal waterway in South Florida. The new Living Shoreline, designed by Vermont artist Michael Singer, is billed as “Eco-Art,” which its patrons describe as “art with a job […]