Since October, the largest red tide in over a decade has spread along the coast of Southwest Florida, depositing piles of dead marine life on beaches and threatening a way of life and the economy of that coast.
Hundreds of people gathered on Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island Sunday morning as part of the statewide “Hands Along the Water” event. The peaceful demonstration was designed to bring awareness to the devastating red tide ravaging Florida’s beaches.
The Islamorada Village Council decided not to vote on an ordinance that would have banned plastic straws and stirrers. Instead, the village will draft a resolution to discourage businesses from using plastic products.
Despite rising threats from pollution fueled by increasing development and climate change, Florida has repeatedly cut back on monitoring its water and providing critical data that scientists need to understand how problems like algae blooms and red tide occur.
Miami Beach, FL, resident Dennys Llopiz started lobster season early, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office claims, and did so by shooting lobsters with a speargun (illegal) and shooting lobsters that are too small (also illegal).
What you didn’t see on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week: A new investigation shows poachers might be winning in the battle to keep shark fishing alive. Despite regulations in places like the Central American Pacific, shark fin exports have increased and some species face extinction.
The annual two-day lobster miniseason in the Florida Keys and South Florida came to an end at 12:01 a.m. Friday with a few arrests on fisheries violations, many citations and no deaths. Anglers can hunt lobsters again Aug. 6.
A Florida man sped away from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission police in the Florida Keys during lobster miniseason. As he did, he tossed lobsters overboard, according to an FWC report. He faces two felonies.
A new study from the First Street Foundation backs up previous research showing the real estate market is factoring in sea level rise, and hints Miami-Dade County has already lost at least $465 million in property value because of it.
Scientists released larvae and chrysalises of two native Florida Keys butterflies that were almost extinct only a few years ago. Now, the populations are rebounding, but researchers say the situation remains precarious.
The Monroe County Commission on Wednesday approved a $35 million contract with Adventure Environmental. The cleaning of Florida Keys canals still choked with debris from Hurricane Irma will begin Aug. 16.
Climate change’s rising temperatures are causing more sea turtles to be born female. But what about gators? A University of North Florida professor is investigating if alligator eggs feel the same heat effects.
Video shot from a boater shows teenagers fishing from the dock at Bud N’ Mary’s, a well-known Florida Keys marina. One of the teens is seen standing on top of a small tarpon he caught, then tossing the lifeless fish in the water.
The Florida Keys is experiencing higher than usual fish kills this summer, but wildlife officials don’t think it’s part of a red tide or other type of algae bloom affecting other parts of South Florida.
Iguanas are everywhere in South Florida — swimming in pools, sunning on seawalls, pooping on patios, munching through yards — and until we have another significant cold snap there is no relief in sight for controlling the proliferating population.
Renowned University of Miami Rosenstiel School shark biologist Neil Hammerschlag has been tagging sharks in the ocean and near our downtown shorelines to study how they are coping with urbanization, climate change and overfishing.
A young adult manatee was rescued in Key Largo Friday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Dolphin Research Center and the Miami Seaquarium after he was spotted with both flippers and his tail tangled in fishing line.