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A close view of an Atlantic bay scallop and its many blue eyes, United States  (Source: Photo by Paul Zahl/National Geographic/Getty Images)

Seafood Lovers Rejoice For Bay Scallop Season

Some Florida seafood lovers will be happy come next week as bay scallop season opens in some Florida waters.

06/25/2013

An Ohio family aboard an airboat in the Florida Everglades was found safe Friday afternoon. (Source: CBS4)

Ohio Family Missing In Everglades Found Safe

Whistles and an air horn saved an Ohio family from the clutches of the murky, remote Florida Everglades.

CBS4–04/05/2013

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Invasive Species Threatening S. Fla. Wildlife, Economy

Creepy, Crawly, slithering things that don’t belong in South Florida are all around us. As CBS4 Special Contributor Ron Magill of Zoo Miami discovered… there are toads, rats, birds, Crocodiles and Iguanas that are “Invaders Among Us.”

CBS4–02/13/2013

(Source: pythonchallenge.net)

2013 Python Challenge Comes To An End

The 2013 Python Challenge ended Sunday night, wrapping up a month of competition in the Florida Everglades designed to help reduce the Burmese python population in South Florida.

CBS Miami–02/11/2013

(Courtesy: Robert Hill, South Florida Water Management)

Monthlong Burmese Python Hunt Ends Sunday

Motivated by cash and curiosity, more than 1,500 hunters are deep in the Everglades on a final push to dent the Burmese python population.

CBS4–02/08/2013

The Miami Blue butterfly is endangered but not extinct yet.

State Now Lists Rare Miami Blue As Endangered

Following in the footsteps of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has now classified the rare Miami blue butterfly as “endangered”.

06/28/2012

Tavernier Creek Plane Crash

Small Plane Crashes Near Tavernier Creek

Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission investigators say a single engine plane took off from a private air strip near Tavernier Creek on Plantation Key and crashed just minutes after it left the ground Friday evening.

CBS4–04/14/2012

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Love Lobsters? Keys Season Best In Decades

If you’re a Florida Lobster lover, there’s some good news that is not an April Fools joke. Officials say this year’s spiny lobster season is one of the best on record in a decade.

04/01/2012

Contractors load the python that they were able to kill. (Courtesy: Robert Hill, South Florida Water Management)

16-Foot Python Found In Florida Everglades

A 16-foot long python was captured and killed in the Florida Everglades, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.

CBS4–10/29/2011

(Source: AP)

Florida Panther Deaths Remained High In 2010

The endangered Florida Panther remains under attack with 23 of the rare cats being killed in 2010, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

CBS4–01/10/2011

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