MANATEE DEATHS UP 150% ON MAINLAND CAN SERVE AS WARNING FOR FLORIDA BAY

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To live in Florida, you must love manatees. They’re hopelessly awkward, adorably plump sea potatoes. And, although we’ve never hugged any (we promise — we know it’s...

Arrests made in Key Largo tarpon killing

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Two men have turned themselves into authorities after photos and video surfaced showing their alleged involvement in a tarpon killing in Key Largo in March. Law enforcement...

MIAMI MAN HIDING IN BUSHES CAUGHT WITH 27 ILLEGAL LOBSTERS

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A Miami man is facing a number of charges after officers found him hiding in a bush with what they say was a container full of out-of-season...

REHABILITATED OSPREY FREED BY FWC OFFICERS WHO CAME TO ITS AID

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Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Officer Jessica Diaz and United States Fish and Wildlife Officer Jared Briley recently received a call from dispatch of an injured bird...

A GRAVEL ROOF AND SOME SHADE — THE LEAST WE CAN DO FOR LEAST...

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Least terns never seem substantial enough to exist in the real world. The rational part of my brain knows they’re made of flesh and blood and feathers...

STONY CORAL TISSUE LOSS DISEASE REACHES DRY TORTUGAS; PARK SERVICE RESPONDS

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Stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD) — an infectious, water-borne coral disease that has devastated Florida's Coral Reef and others around the world — has been found...

WILD THINGS: THE AFTERNOON THAT HASN’T ENDED

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It was mid June, hot as Hades and I was on the sidewalk outside of Harpoon Harry’s after lunch.  This was three years ago. The heat was that all-encompassing,...

FWC seeks public’s assistance in tarpon killing

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Investigators with Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation are seeking the public’s help in identifying three males who reportedly removed and killed a tarpon.  A photo obtained by FWC...

WILD THINGS: MIGRATING BIRDS, CIVIL WAR REENACTORS & DEAD POETS

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Migration was over, at least officially, so a common yellowthroat shouldn’t have been in the seagrape, but there she was, flitting around as if schedules and range...

WILD THINGS: THESE BIRDS ARE MESSING WITH ME

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It’s not often that an animal messes with you just for the fun of it. Stuart, my half pit bull, used to do it. If you took him...
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