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Katharine the great white shark. (Source: http://www.ocearch.org/)

Katharine The Great White Shark Swimming Near Islamorada

Headed for the Keys this weekend? May want to think before jumping into the ocean as Katharine, a 14-foot great white shark, is back—and is swimming in the waters just off Islamorada.

07/18/2014

(Source: www.mydelraybeach.com)

Miami-Dade Urged To Accelerate Climate Change Plan

A South Florida task force is urging officials to take climate change into consideration by speeding up adaptation planning.

07/04/2014

Ebony Wilkerson, who drove her minivan, with her three children inside, through a Florida beach and into the ocean has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated child abuse. Source: Volusia County Corrections

Police: Mom Claimed Abuse By Husband After Driving Children Into Ocean

A new police report reveals the first words a pregnant woman who allegedly drove her three young children into the ocean said after the incident.

03/10/2014

(CBS4) Rip current warning flags.

March Kicks Off Rip Current Season

With the start of Spring about a week away, thousands of college students on break will join snowbirds along our beautiful beaches. While relaxing on the beach and having fun in the surf is all part of a South Florida vacation, there is a hidden danger that they may not be aware of.

03/09/2014

Source: CBS4

Swimming Advisory Lifted For Sunny Isles Beach

The no swimming advisory issued almost a week ago for Sunny Isles Beach has been lifted.

02/25/2014

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The World’s Biggest Ship Graveyard

Nouadhibou is an African sea town, whose shores serve as the final resting place for more than 300 ships. The rusted hulks that litter its coastal waters are considered an eyesore by many (go figure), but they’ve brought some unexpected benefits to the local community as well.

12/26/2013

Dactylobatus clarkii or Hookskate caught off Miami Beach by Capt. Mark Quartiano or Mark the Shark

Bizarre Sea Creature Caught Off Miami Beach

A rarely seen sea creature that normally lives at the depths of the ocean has been snagged by Captain Mark Quartiano, better known as Mark the Shark.

11/25/2013

Diana Nyad talks to reporters the day after her record breaking swim from Cuba to Florida. (Source: CBS4)

Oceans Away For Swimmer Diana Nyad

World-record swimmer Diana Nyad is hanging up her goggles at least when it comes to swimming in saltwater.

10/29/2013

A 15-year-old boy drowned after a wave pulls him under the surf.  (Courtesy: Teri Hornstein)

Teen Dies After Being Pulled From Water In Hollywood Beach

Monday afternoon a 15-year old boy died after he was pulled from the surf in a Hollywood park.

CBS4–05/27/2013

Beach Safety

3 Florida Beaches Make Top 10 Best Beach List

No best beach list would be complete without at least one sandy area from Florida on it and this year’s Top 10 Beaches from Dr. Beach at Florida International University goes a little further and has 3 beaches in the Sunshine State on the list.

CBS Miami–05/24/2013

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