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A picture taken on September 29, 2010 shows a Red lionfish inside the aquarium of the Dubai Mall. (Photo credit: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

FWC Votes To Ban Breeding Of Lionfish

Florida wildlife officials have banned the breeding of lionfish in the state as a last ditch effort to eradicate the invasive species.

09/11/2014

(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

An American crocodile. (Source: FWC)

“Poncho” The Croc Caught In Gables Canal Dies After Being Trapped

After nearly a week of searching, trappers caught one of two crocodiles which call the canals of a Coral Gables neighborhood home. The reptile, due to distress and exhaustion from being caught in a trap, later died.

08/29/2014

Police are trying to get the word out in one Coral Gables neighborhood after a man was bitten by a crocodile over the weekend - a first in Florida. (Source: CBS4)

Gables Croc Attack, First Time In Florida

Police are trying to get the word out in one Coral Gables neighborhood after a man was bitten by a crocodile over the weekend – a first in Florida.

08/25/2014

(Source: Tim Donovan/FWC)

Florida Biologists Helped By Panther & Bear Sighting Reports

If you spot a Florida panther or black bear in the wild, be sure to report it. Florida biologists say public reports of black bear and panther sightings are helping them understand more about the elusive creatures.

08/25/2014

(Source: FWC)

299 Sea Turtle Eggs Recovered From Poacher

A man, allegedly caught poaching hundreds of sea turtle eggs, was arrested and booked into jail.

08/19/2014

August 10, 2014: Miami-Dade Police Marine Patrol (Source: CBS4)

Boaters See Heavy Police Presence To Prevent Drunk Boating

After several high-profile boating deaths, police are showing boaters they are not going to tolerate anyone operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol.

08/10/2014

Florida Panther (Source: AP)

19th Florida Panther Dies After Vehicle Collision

Another Florida panther has been hit and killed by a car.

08/07/2014

A dive flag (Source: CBS4)

Lobster Mini-Season Off To Deadly Start In Broward

The two-day lobster mini-season got off to a deadly start in Pompano Beach.

07/30/2014

A Gopher Tortoise . (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

2 Florida Teens Seen In Video Torturing Tortoise Arrested

Northeast Florida authorities say they’ve arrested two teenage girls seen in videos posted online lighting a threatened gopher tortoise on fire and stomping it to death.

07/26/2014

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