Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission
The waters run red, but not with blood. A toxic algae known as the “red tide” is spreading through the northeast Gulf of Mexico, killing marine life and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region’s economy.
Twenty-two people, in three different boats, were involved in a boat crash that left four people dead on the Fourth of July.
A young Florida panther, officials say, was found dead Wednesday.
A day of boating turned deadly Sunday after one boat crashed into an anchored vessel near Elliott Key.
Police say the body of a man found floating near Bal Harbor on Sunday appears to have been in the water for some time.
The remains of what appears to be a four-year-old Florida panther is being sent off to Gainesville where a necropsy will be performed to determine the cause of death—but it appears the endangered panther was hit by a car or truck.
What started as a regular traffic stop turned into marine violation after police found dozens of fish—some illegal—inside the cooler of a Miami man’s car.
Just two days into the New Year, wildlife officials are reporting the first death of an endangered Florida panther.
State biologists are concerned about another species of python, establishing itself in Florida. The African rock python is considered more aggressive than the Burmese pythons and can grow to 16 feet.
Living in South Florida, where summer temperatures are almost a year-round occurrence, water activities like tubing are a popular past time. But while fun, tubing can be dangerous.