Over 800 manatees have died this year in Florida waters; the highest number of deaths recorded since records were initiated back in the '70s. That's sixteen percent of the state's total population, and more than twice the number of manatees that died last year.
Living in Miami, we sometimes take for granted all the cool and amazing things that we have in our own backyard - like the ability to spend the day eating and drinking on a boat.Sure, owning a boat requires a lot of money that we don't have, but what if we told you that you could spend the day drink ... More >>
After two dolphins died at a Swiss marine park following a "techno party" across the street, Miami Seaquarium is taking a good, reasoned look at whether hosting late-night parties is putting its animals in danger. Just kidding! But putting a stop to such parties is the new rallying cry of animal ... More >>
Sure, this tragic tale took place in Switzerland, but Miami is home to almost as many dolphins as it is to techno DJs, and it's a sad reminder that the two should never, ever be mixed.The Connyland aquarium and amusement park decided it would be a good idea to host a two-day rave on their property, ... More >>
All photos by Laine Doss Blissberry opens in South Pointe ParkSouth Pointe Park's renovation turned the southernmost tip of Miami Beach into a paradise for the thousands of strollers, joggers, bikers and dog walkers ;who enjoy the pathways, rolling hills and breathtaking views of cruise sh ... More >>
Scientists working in Florida will soon attempt to test technology that could actually let us communicate with dolphins. No, we probably won't be able to chat with them about whether or not The Office will still be good without Steve Carell or the latest developments in the real estate market, bu ... More >>
photo courtesy of Miami SeaquariumDolphin HarborA common myth suggests that humans and bottlenose dolphins are two of only three species of mammals (the other being bonobos) that have sex for pleasure, so it's only natural that this Valentine's Day you take your sweetie to Miami Seaquarium to "Di ... More >>
Jeffrey Goldberg, a writer for The Atlantic Magazine, has been busy this week dominating the the Miami Herald's front page with strategically released scoops from his extraordinary interview with Fidel Castro -- the first given to an American since el commandante's grave illness four years ago. S ... More >>
Ric O'BarryThe email arrived at the Miami Herald yesterday with some choice words about the paper's Oscar coverage. It came from Bob Ingram, a folk singer who has lived in Coconut Grove since the '60s. Here's an excerpt from the letter, which was never published: "When the Miami Herald reported ... More >>
The film expertly exposes the horrific treatment of dolphins, but what about the uglies?
A Miami guy stars in a Sundance film and is sued by angry Dominican dolphin geeks.
via MySpace So, we started this new category on Riptide called "Reality Bites" with the intent of generating tons of easy content about local boys and girl who get caught up in the dangerous world of Reality TeeVee. Then nothing happened. Sure, bimbotron pop group Las Caprice is still on MTV's Amer ... More >>
April, the oldest dolphin at the Miami Seaquarium, and a resident of the park since 1970, died Tuesday morning. April was an Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin in her early forties. She had three offspring, Noel, Sky and Croix and four grandchildren, Denise, Aries, Rioux and Balboa. A necropsy will be pe ... More >>
Tim Calver shoots in mermaid territory