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  • Nature, sunsets are the stars of new cruises in Amelia Island

    Nature, sunsets are the stars of new cruises in Amelia Island
    There's plenty of pirate lore connected with Amelia Island, where the port at Fernandina Beach once was a safe harbor for buccaneer galleons. The pirates are gone, but the port is still a hub of activity. Amelia River Cruises offers daily narrated...
  • Artificial turf still not in the plans for Darling or Todd

    Artificial turf still not in the plans for Darling or Todd
    Last weekend's rain resulted in a total wash in the Peninsula District, which led to four games being played on Monday night. Which led to three games being pushed back the following week because of a short turnaround. Meanwhile, the games went on at...
  • Taking the Kids -- to the land of the Arctic polar bear

    Taking the Kids -- to the land of the Arctic polar bear
    It's 5:30 a.m. and we're awake, outside and shivering, wearing more layers of clothes than we would on a New England ski trip, though we're on a cruise in July. But no one's complaining aboard the Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Explorer --...
  • Conservation groups want to protect eastern diamondback rattlesnake

    Conservation groups want to protect eastern diamondback rattlesnake
    The eastern diamondback rattlesnake, one of the world's least popular forms of wildlife, was proposed Monday for protection under the Endangered Species Act. A group of conservation organizations filed a petition Monday with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
  • How to help sea turtles beached by Hurricane Irene

    How to help sea turtles beached by Hurricane Irene
    Young sea turtles beached by Hurricane Irene may need some help. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the storm may have tossed them from the mats of seaweed that serve as their home when they first enter the ocean. The commission...
  • Wildfire could help restore Lake Okeechobee's drought-strained wildlife habitat

    Wildfire could help restore Lake Okeechobee's drought-strained wildlife habitat
    Wildfires burning on Lake Okeechobee’s exposed lake bed could end up helping drought-strained wildlife habitat. While it may seem weird to see fire spreading across land usually covered by water, wildfires are a natural part of Florida’s...
  • Pompano Beach fishing captain cited for illegal possession of goliath grouper

    Pompano Beach fishing captain cited for illegal possession of goliath grouper
    A Pompano Beach fishing captain was caught in possession of a goliath grouper, a federally protected species. Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission received a call June 12 about a man named Craig Gordon filleting a goliath...
  • Review of proposed Everglades Headwaters wildlife refuge to be released in August

    Review of proposed Everglades Headwaters wildlife refuge to be released in August
    The first environmental review of a controversial proposal for a huge federal wildlife refuge north of Lake Okeechobee will be released in August. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will release an environmental assessment of the proposal for the...
  • More than half of Everglades water conservation areas have gone dry during drought

    More than half of Everglades water conservation areas have gone dry during drought
    More than half of the Everglades water conservation areas have gone dry during South Florida’s lingering drought, threatening wildlife habitat and straining a key back-up to community water supplies. Sixty percent or more of the land in the...
  • No new protection for Atlantic bluefin tuna

    No new protection for Atlantic bluefin tuna
    The Atlantic bluefin tuna, a fabled sport fish that has sustained a sharp decline to serve the sushi restaurants of Osaka and Tokyo, was rejected Friday for a place on the endangered species list. Once sought after by Ernest Hemingway, Zane Grey and...
  • State investigating possible crocodile encounter

    State investigating possible crocodile encounter
    State wildlife officers are investigating a possible encounter between two kayakers and an American crocodile near Key Largo. As they paddled early Thursday morning in Sexton Cove, their kayak struck something in the water and overturned. “While...