There are records for everything – just read the Guinness Book of World Records. Kelly Gestring, however, owns a record he never expected to attain…and the state biologist who monitors invasive freshwater fish wasn’t exactly thrilled about it.
Motivated by cash and curiosity, more than 1,500 hunters are deep in the Everglades on a final push to dent the Burmese python population.
A month-long hunt to eradicate Burmese pythons began Saturday, attracting nearly 800 people to hunt the invasive species on public lands.
South Florida fisherman removed more than 1,500 invasive lionfish from the waters off the Florida Keys during three lionfish derbies in 2011.
South Florida’s lionfish invasion has spread to the Gulf waters off Florida’s Panhandle.
South Florida’s lionfish invasion has spread to the Loxahatchee River, which is a major threat to the local ecosystem.