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Endangered Species

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  • Lionfish import ban approved

    A ban on imports of lionfish into Florida received preliminary approval Wednesday, although the action comes years too late to stop the invasion of the state's waters by these venomous predators from the Indian and Pacific oceans. The Florida Fish and...
  • Greasy fish and bad jokes — it's Shad Planking time again

    Greasy fish and bad jokes — it's Shad Planking time again
    WAKEFIELD — Whatever they tell you, George Allen said, people don't come for the fish. They must come for something, though, because folks have been showing up beneath this copse of trees for decades, snacking on shad and bantering about politics....
  • State postpones decision on Endangered Species protections for wolves

    The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday postponed a decision on whether to afford gray wolves protection under the state's Endangered Species Act. Acknowledging the passion the issue generates, the commission voted unanimously to extend ...
  • Wildlife officials kill bears as woman recovers from weekend attack

    Wildlife officials kill bears as woman recovers from weekend attack
    As a Seminole County mother recovered from a bear attack this weekend, wildlife officials said Sunday night that they shot an aggressive bear and put down others in the area of the attack. In the wake of the mauling, Frank Frana described finding his...
  • Horseshoe crabs are now in danger

    MIAMI In matters of love, nothing says romance like a moonlit beach. Especially if you're a lusty horseshoe crab and the tide is high. Every spring, from Florida to New Jersey, crabs that look more like fossils than a postcard for passion make their...
  • Peter Matthiessen, award-winning writer, has died at 86

    National Book Award-winning writer Peter Matthiessen died Saturday at age 86, his publisher Riverhead has announced. His death, after a long illness, came just days before his latest novel will be published. Matthiessen's particularly long writing...
  • Local firm has answer to turtle lighting problem, says owner

    In the battle of turtle-friendly lighting versus public safety, one local company says they may have found a solution. Oakland Park-based Smart LED Concepts recently received approval from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to use...
  • Baby hippo dies at San Diego Zoo

    Baby hippo dies at San Diego Zoo
    SAN DIEGO -- Sad news from the San Diego Zoo: a 5-day-old hippo calf died Thursday. The hippo was found by zookeepers in the morning, with its mother, Funani, nearby. Hippo mothers are known to be particularly protective of their young. The male...
  • China's tiger parks under fire from conservationists, animal cruelty experts

    HARBIN, China The tourists piled into the bus, which took them through a series of gates into an enclosed, snow-covered field. Within minutes, the bus modified so that a steel cage covered the windows was surrounded by more than 20 Siberian tigers. A...
  • How a sturgeon massage can produce caviar without killing the fish

    How a sturgeon massage can produce caviar without killing the fish
    Caviar is one of the most prized foods in the world, but it's far from sustainable. German marine biologist Angela Kohler is looking to change that with a new form of sustainable caviar. Kohler has developed a way to extract caviar from a fish without...
  • Save the whales, 2014

     Save the whales, 2014
    It was well known for many years that Japan's "scientific whaling" program was a sham, designed to get around the international moratorium on hunting whales. Almost no research on the animals came from Japanese scientists; instead, whale meat kept showing...