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A Lionfish swims in a display tank in the aquarium on the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah on August 6, 2008. The Lionfish is a voracious venomous sea predator that uses its stripped spines to corner its prey and swift reflexes to snatch them up and swallow them whole. (Photo credit: KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Lionfish Ban Given Preliminary Approval In Florida

Underwater there is no denying their beauty. From their brilliant coloration to showy pectoral fins, lionfish are fascinating to watch but they’ve also caused ecological chaos in the waters off South Florida because they have no natural predators and they eat important indigenous fish. That’s why a new ban on imports of lionfish into Florida has won preliminary approval from the state’s wildlife commission.

CBS Miami–04/17/2014

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State Wildlife Officials Warn About Bears On The Prowl

A central Florida woman who was attacked by a bear outside her home has prompted state wildlife officials to issue a warning about bears on the move.

04/13/2014

(Source: Everglades Holiday Park)

Free Fishing Seminar For Women

Fishing isn’t just for the guys, women are invited to learn more about the sport at a free seminar in Dania Beach.

04/12/2014

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - APRIL 03:  A 2-year-old Florida panther is released into the wild by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on April 3, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida.  The panther and its sister had been raised at the White Oak Conservation Center since they were 5 months old. The FWC rescued the two panthers as kittens in September 2011 in northern Collier County after their mother was found dead. The panther is healthy and has grown to a size that should prepare him for life in the wild.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Panther Fatally Struck By Vehicle In Florida

Another endangered panther, the fifth this year, was killed by a vehicle in southwest Florida.

04/04/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Diver Operators Accused Of Illegally Feeding Sharks

Four employees of a two Palm Beach dive boat operations have been charged with illegally feeding sharks in state waters – a practice which has been banned for a dozen years.

03/20/2014

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - APRIL 03:  A 2-year-old Florida panther is released into the wild by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on April 3, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida.  The panther and its sister had been raised at the White Oak Conservation Center since they were 5 months old. The FWC rescued the two panthers as kittens in September 2011 in northern Collier County after their mother was found dead. The panther is healthy and has grown to a size that should prepare him for life in the wild.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Panther Killed In South Florida

The body of a 4-year-old Florida Panther has been found dead in Broward County.

03/18/2014

Florida Panther (Source: AP)

Wildlife Officials Release Panther Back Into Wild

Wildlife officials are hoping the third time will be the charm when they go to release an endangered Florida panther that was rehabilitated after a car crash.

03/10/2014

One Year Anniversary Of BP Oil Spill Approaches

Fla. Sues BP Over Oil Spill Environmental Damage

Florida is taking part in a multi-state a lawsuit against oil company BP, trying to hold them accountable for the damage to the state’s natural resources caused by the 2010 oil spill.

03/06/2014

Florida Panther (Source: AP)

Release Of Rehabilitated Panther In SW Fla Delayed

The release of an endangered panther, which was rehabilitated after being struck by a car, has been postponed for at least a day .

03/05/2014

Florida Panther (Source: AP)

Young Panther Injured By Car, Set For Release

A young endangered Florida panther that had been struck by a car is ready to be released back into the wild.

03/04/2014

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