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Biscayne National Park

Elliot Key To Reopen After 18-Month Closure

In October 2012, high tides from Hurricane Sandy heavily damaged the docks Elliot Key, separating them from the seawall.
At the time, National Park Service decided to close the island to visitors and do some serious repairs.

04/15/2014

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

One Year Anniversary Of BP Oil Spill Approaches

Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins In Florida

It’s that time of the year again. If you are planning a trip to the beach, be careful where you step. It’s sea turtle nesting season and State wildlife officials are hoping for another good turnout this year.

03/04/2014

A red tide algae bloom is killing manatees in record numbers this year. (Source: CBS Tampa Bay)

“Red Tide” Killing Manatees In Record Numbers

“This is probably going to be the worst [manatee] die-off in history.” That’s the grim news from Martine DeWit, a veterinarian who oversees Florida’s marine mammal pathology laboratory.

CBS4–03/09/2013