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Source: Miami Seaquarium

Feds Get Involved In The Fight To Free Lolita

A petition proposed Friday is trying to get Lolita the same status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that covers all other Southern Resident orcas, meaning she could be retired from performing.

01/24/2014

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Hurricane Center Could Be Part Of NOAA’s Planned Furloughs

For many Americans, the impacts of sequestration have been hard to quantify past some added inconvenience at the airport. But NOAA’s plans to deal with sequestration could have an impact on weather forecasts and the National Hurricane Center.

CBS Miami–05/02/2013

Cracked Conch (Source: Florida Keys Guide)

Fla. Legislators: Don’t Fritter Away Conchs

The Florida Keys without conch on the menu? That is the fear of some lawmakers who believe a federal prohibition of the large marine mollusk from being served from Florida City to Key West will harm tourism.

CBS4–04/04/2013

Lolita The Killer Whale performs at The Miami Seaquarium (Lisa Cilli/CBS4)

Lawsuit To Free Lolita The Killer Whale Dismissed

South Florida marine super star Lolita the killer whale will remain in captivity at the Miami Seaquarium after a federal judge in Tacoma, Wash., dismissed a lawsuit aimed at freeing the marine park’s star attraction.

CBS4–05/07/2012

pilotwhale

SeaWorld Given Permission To Take Sick Keys Whale

The last pilot whale remaining at a Key Largo rehab facility from a mass stranding last May will soon be on its way to SeaWorld Orlando.

CBS4–08/30/2011

Stranded Pilot Whale

Rehabbed Whale Won’t Be Released Into Wild

The last of nearly two dozen pilot whales that became stranded off the Florida Keys last May will not be released back into the wild because it has developed scoliosis.

CBS4–08/17/2011

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