Officials: More than 21,500 Lionfish Removed From Florida Waters During Annual 'Lionfish Challenge'More than 21,500 lionfish were removed from state waters in just over five months through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s fifth-annual “Lionfish Challenge.”
Invasive Snail Which 'Could Cause Serious Health Implications' Found In Miami-DadeA horntail snail, an invasive pest common in India, has been found in Miami-Dade County, spurring agriculture officials to start a program to prevent the possible spread of the species, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said Thursday.
Scientists Test Traps To Control Invasive, Destructive LionfishThe voracious lionfish are invaders with huge appetites, flashy stripes and a mane of venomous spines are a problem in the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico and the East Coast almost to Virginia.
Drones Could Help Fight Florida's Invasive Species, WildfiresDrones could be deployed in state efforts to manage invasive species and address wildfire threats, under a proposal unanimously approved Wednesday by the Florida House.
Gov. DeSantis To Expand Efforts On Eliminating Pythons From Florida EvergladesPythons have been terrorizing South Florida for several years, but Gov. Ron DeSantis' announcement on Wednesday could help crack down on the invasive species.
Python Hatchlings Found For First Time In Florida KeysFor the first time in the Florida Keys, wildlife officials say Burmese python hatchlings have been discovered.
Killer Nile Crocodiles In Florida? Experts Say It's PossibleThe Burmese python may no longer be Florida's scariest invasive species.
Successful Snake Hunt Shines Light On Florida's Python ProblemAfter a monthlong snake hunt, the 106 Burmese pythons captured in Florida may not put a dent in the invasive species' growing numbers, but wildlife officials said Saturday that doesn't matter as much as the awareness they bring to the state's environmental concerns.
Efforts Continue To Rid South Florida Of Giant African Land SnailsNew information Tuesday on the battle to get rid of invasive and destructive Giant African Land Snails out of South Florida.
DNA Tool Helping Biologists Find Elusive Or Invasive SpeciesWhen salmon, salamanders or other aquatic animals shed skin cells, they leave behind traces of their DNA in the water, like clues left behind at a crime scene.
Smart Phone App Will Help Blow Whistle On Invasive SpeciesA scientist has developed a smart phone application to help keep track of invasive species.
Massive Python Discovered Eating Neighborhood CatsPolice were called to find the 12-foot-long, 120 pound Burmese python in a bush next to a dead cat.
Venom Response Team Captain Featured In Time MagazineA member of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Venom Response Team will be featured on the cover of Time Magazine.
Python Eggs Hatching Across South FloridaThe levees along the banks of Everglades canals is prime real estate for Burmese Pythons—and right now is the time when the population is growing.
Black Labs Graduate Giant African Snail Sniffing SchoolA couple of new defenses against the Giant African Land Snails that have taken over parts of Miami will be sniffing out the invasive creatures.