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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

MIAMI, UNITED STATES:  A fast boat travels east past the Port of Miami in Florida as it nears Government Cut with a view of downtown Miami 24 April 2005. Known as the "Cruise Capital of the World" and ranked 8th among the nation's leading seaports, the Port of Miami is home to nearly every cruise line in the world.  AFP PHOTO/Roberto SCHMIDT  (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Coast Guard Responds To Fuel Spill Near Government Cut

Coast Guard crewmembers are responding to a report of a fuel spill near Government Cut.

04/15/2014

(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

A male panther, about 4 years old, was sedated and tagged (pictured here). A few weeks later the panther was found dead. (Courtesy: Mark Lotz, FWC)

Panther Found Dead In Broward Believed To Be Hit By Car

The remains of what appears to be a four-year-old Florida panther is being sent off to Gainesville where a necropsy will be performed to determine the cause of death—but it appears the endangered panther was hit by a car or truck.

03/19/2014

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

Miami residents charged with a marine violation. (Source: Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

Traffic Stop In The Keys Turns Into Marine Violation For 3 Miami Residents

What started as a regular traffic stop turned into marine violation after police found dozens of fish—some illegal—inside the cooler of a Miami man’s car.

03/17/2014

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

Source: CBS4

Exclusive: FWC Officer Talks About Shooter’s Jail Sentence

A man who shot a police officer in a life and death struggle was sent off to a long prison stretch Friday.

CBS4–02/28/2014

February 27, 2014: A manatee named Pilgrim was released back into the wild after 15 months of rehabilitation.  (Credit: Miami Seaquarium)

Pilgrim Settling In South Florida Waters Again

A manatee found injured in 2012 and received help at the Miami Seaquarium was released back into the wild Thursday.

CBS Miami–02/27/2014

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