Ocean

Drone life preserver (Source: CBS4)

Life-Saving Drones Could Be Headed To A Beach Near You

It’s a race against time for a lifeguard trying to rescue a swimmer in trouble—a race perhaps a drone carrying a life preserver ring can win.

07/09/2015

Shark feeding (Source: CBS4)

Man Dives, Hand-Feeds Sharks Off The Coast Of Florida

Most people, when they see a shark in the water, they get out. CBS4, however, met a man who does the opposite—and he is trying to get closer than ever by hand-feeding them.

06/30/2015

Photo Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

America’s Top 5 Must-Visit Aquariums

Want to explore the ocean’s depths while staying on dry land? Visit 5 of the most must-visit aquariums in the U.S. according to Sy Montgomery, author of, “The Soul Of An Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into The Wonder Of Consciousness.”

05/12/2015

Lacy Webb with her husband Britt Martin as she recovers after she was bitten by a shark while snorkeling. (Source: Memorial Regional Health System)

Shark Bite Victim Views Wound As A “Badge Of Honor”

Walking slowly and steadily, Lacy Webb Martin is ready to tell the story of her vacation—which quite quickly turned into a tale of survival.

01/27/2015

(Source: Michael Cugno)

Kayaker’s Manatee Encounter Captured On Camera

Under sunny South Florida skies, a volunteer park ranger at Biscayne National Park had a moment with a manatee—and the encounter was captured on a GoPro.

01/26/2015

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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