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Rangers helped some of the whales, but about 10 were beached late Tuesday. (Source: CBS4)

Officials Find 11 Dead Whales In Fla. Keys

Eleven whales believed to be part of a pod that was stranded in the Everglades are dead, according to national wildlife officials.

12/08/2013

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Pilot Whales Behavior Raises Concern For Wildlife Experts

Wildlife experts were “cautiously hopeful” Thursday as dozens of short-finned pilot whales stranded Tuesday seemed to be heading back to home range in deeper waters. But after aerial observation, 20 of the whales were spotted moving closer toward shore, raising a red flag to experts.

12/06/2013

Volunteers try to herd into deeper water. (Source: CBS4)

Marine Experts “Cautiously Optimistic” As Whales Head Toward Deeper Waters

The fate for the remaining live pilot whales seemed bleak Wednesday as the miles between them and their home-range of deeper waters had shallows and sand flats in-between—making it difficult to navigate. However, on Thursday, experts’ optimism boosted as 35 of the whales seem to be headed in the right direction.

12/05/2013

Like last year, hurricane season 2013 is expected to be busy, according to the annual forecast released by renowned climatologists at Colo. State University. (Source: CBS4)

Below-Average Atlantic Hurricane Season Coming To A Close

The early predictions for the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season favored an above-average season. But as the season comes to a close, the Atlantic has churned out the fewest number of hurricanes since 1982.

CBS Miami–11/25/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Blame The Moon For South Florida’s Tidal Flooding

Parts of South Beach are drying out from flood waters, which weren’t caused by any rain, but caused by an astronomical high tide, in other words, blame it on the moon.

CBS Miami–10/17/2013

The partial federal government shutdown had a ripple effect across South Florida on Tuesday. (source: CBS4)

Federal Employees Hastily Close Up Shop Due To Shutdown

The partial federal government shutdown had a ripple effect across South Florida on Tuesday. Employees at some federal services spent the morning closing up shop and hastily recording messages on answering systems that their offices were not open due to the shutdown.

CBS4–10/01/2013

(Source: www.http://floridakeys.noaa.gov/)

NOAA Testing Unmanned Aircraft In Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary

A battery-powered aircraft, equipped with real-time video and photo capability, will be sent to a Keys marine sanctuary to survey wildlife and for a better take on how boaters use the sanctuary.

09/12/2013

Like last year, hurricane season 2013 is expected to be busy, according to the annual forecast released by renowned climatologists at Colo. State University. (Source: CBS4)

NOAA Says Hurricane Season Could Still Be “Very Active”

NOAA still believes the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season will be above normal with “the possibility that it could be very active,” according to the organizations updated outlook.

CBS Miami–08/08/2013

(Source: AP)

Volunteer Divers Needed To Restore Coral Reefs

Volunteer divers can now learn how to help restore the ecosystem by cleaning and preparing new coral for planting in the Florida Keys.

CBS Miami–06/03/2013

In this handout GOES satellite image provided by NASA, Hurricane Sandy moves inland across the mid-Atlantic region on October 30, 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean. President Barack Obama has declared the situation a 'major disaster' for large areas of the US East Coast including New York City.  (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

American Hurricane Forecast Models Lack Oomph

Days away from hurricane season and some meteorologists are wondering how American computer models will stack-up against the competition in 2013.

CBS Miami–05/29/2013

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