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Lionfish (Photo By MARK RALSTON/AFP/GettyImages)

Ban On Importing Lionfish Into Florida Takes Effect

Aquarium shops wanting to get lionfish will have to get it from a diver thanks to a new ban on importing the fish which kicked in Friday.

08/01/2014

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Thousands Of Fish Killed By Red Tide Off Florida Coast

Florida wildlife officials say a large offshore fish kill in the northeast Gulf of Mexico is being caused by a red tide.

07/27/2014

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 SW Florida

A young Florida panther, officials say, was found dead Wednesday.

06/25/2014

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FWC Offers Safe Boating Tips For Memorial Weekend

Florida wildlife officials are pushing for safe boating this Memorial Day weekend.

05/24/2014

The 7-pound endangered green sea turtle  named Pearl was released back into the wild on May 15, 2014. (Courtesy: Miami Seaquarium)

Long Distance Swimmer Helps Sea Turtle Return To The Ocean

A long distance swimmer helped to bid farewell to an endangered green sea turtle who was released back into Florida waters on Thursday, May 15.

05/15/2014

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

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