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Snorkeler Struck Off Haulover Marina

A powerful speedboat on its way back to South Florida from Bimini struck and nearly killed a snorkeler in the Atlantic Ocean Friday afternoon off the Haulover Marina, according to state authorities.

10/17/2014

Source: CBS4

FWC Investigating Boating Accident

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers responded to the scene of a boat accident Saturday night.

10/11/2014

Baby loggerhead sea turtles emerge from a nest on the Florida Keys beach and are captured by an live streaming webcam, illuminated by infrared lighting on a Florida Keys beach Friday, July 25, 2014, near Big Pine Key, Fla. About 100 hatchlings crawled out of the nest and headed to the Atlantic Ocean. The webcam was a cooperative project between Save-a-Turtle and the Florida Keys tourism council  to  raise awareness of sea turtles and the need to protect them.  (Florida Keys News Bureau)

2014 Was A Good Year For Nesting Sea Turtles

2014 was a good year for turtle nesting across the Sunshine State. The number of loggerhead turtle nests remained high and the number of leatherback turtle nests reached a record.

10/11/2014

The grave for a crocodile that was believed to have attacked a man and woman in Coral Gables. (Source: FWC)

Gables Croc Will Not Be Forgotten

The crocodile that died while being trapped following two people being attacked was buried in a special place in Gables by the Sea.

10/05/2014

An American crocodile. (Source: FWC)

Florida’s Top Crocodile Expert Weighs In On Gables “Croc” Controversy

Following the search for a crocodile in the Coral Gables community of Gables By The Sea, Florida’s top crocodile expert weighed in on the “croc”controversy.

09/19/2014

Boa Constrictor  (VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Wanted: Experienced Pet Owners To Adopt Exotic Species

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is looking for experienced pet owners to adopt exotic species through the Exotic Pet Amnesty Program.

09/17/2014

(Source: Tim Donovan/FWC)

Panthers Expanding Tracks Around Florida

The Florida Panther may be finding new territory around the state.

09/14/2014

(Source: Tim Donovan/FWC)

Panther Killed In Southwest Florida

A vehicle hit and killed a Florida Panther in southwest Florida, wildlife officials said Wednesday.

09/03/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Boaters See Increased Law Enforcement Presence For Labor Day

Boaters who are not following the rules of the water could see law enforcement pulling up to the bows of their boats.

08/31/2014

(Source: CBS4)

BUI Crackdown In Full Force This Weekend

South Florida law enforcement is out in full force this Labor Day weekend.

08/30/2014

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