Animal activists are claiming a victory today after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration hit the Miami Seaquarium with a pretty hefty fine for letting trainers work with Lolita the orca without proper safety precautions. In 2010, SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau died while she was swim ... More >>
Still haven't watched Blackfish, the documentary shaming Orlando's SeaWorld as one of the cruelest keepers of orcas and other fishy friends? Well, surely, all of your couch-activist friends have related how damning it is, that it will make you cry, and how you'll never want to go to an animal them ... More >>
This Thursday, October 10, we'll be throwing a little get-together for all those who knew and love the late David Dubrow. Our intern fell victim to the injuries sustained in a Connecticut house fire in August. And we miss him terribly. But the best way to honor him is by raising our glass and toas ... More >>
Sure, Emeril Lagasse is best known for his ties to New Orleans. But the chef, who was born in Massachusetts to a Canadian father and Portuguese mother, clearly loves Florida.His Cooking Channel show Emeril's Florida has documented the celebrity chef's travels throughout the Sunshine State ... More >>
Tropical storm Isaac is barreling toward the Florida Keys and you only have to look outside your window to see that feeder bands are already affecting Miami-Dade. Before you head out to a store, restaurant, or bar we suggest calling them ahead of time to make sure they're open. Some events (especial ... More >>
This Sunday, families all over the country will participate in the tradition of stashing either painted eggs or eggs already filled with goodies all over the house and neighborhood. If the regular old egg hunt just won't satisfy the kiddies, there are a number of interesting egg hunts scattered arou ... More >>
Goddamn the early 20th century and its irresponsible demand for luxurious fur. Thanks to the old-timey 1%, the cheetah population across Asia and Africa has dwindled down to remarkably low levels. Among those working to restore those numbers is the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre in South ... 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 >>
Over the weekend, Miami Seaquarium was swarmed by Care Resource's friends and supporters for the 2011 edition of annual HIV/AIDS fundraiser White Party. As always, the dress code was "white." But this year, bare chests (both bearishly hairy and totally depilated), sexy suspenders (usually preven ... More >>
Miami Seaquarium You've heard of Easter seals, right?While other cities have quaint Easter egg hunts in community parks, Miami offers much wilder versions of the search for brightly colored hen fruit. Easter Bunny move over -- these places feature way cooler animals. Zoo Miami's Eggsafari ... More >>
Lolita The Killer WhaleFlipper is dead. Actually, the six dolphins who played him are. But that hasn't stopped Miami Seaquarium from planning the Flipper's Truck Stop food truck rally for this Sunday, March 27. A dozen trucks are scheduled to be there, including seafood-centric Fish Box and ... More >>
A Godiva Chocolate Infused Vodka on the rocks. The stereotypical Valentine's Day: Roses, a box of chocolates, and a candle-lit dinner. There is probably a significant population of people bored with chick-flick induced ideas of romance and looking to do something new. For those hoping to take the ... 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 >>
Two children were swimming yesterday afternoon around 3 p.m. off Virginia Key near the Miami Seaquarium when they began to struggle. Two men heroically jumped in to save them. However, one man died trying to the save kids.The man, identified as Douglas Frank Butler, was visiting from Gainesville and ... More >>
Miami-Dade Police officer John Villar has been arrested by his own force after he was charged with stealing $131,000 in a roadway robbery. Villar and two accomplices, including his cousin, targeted a man who had just won the money by betting on the NBA playoffs.Villar pulled the man over in an unmar ... More >>
The 11 students who got high off of Coricidin while at Hialeah Middle School might have already faced the consequences of vomiting, collapsing, and in one case having a seizure in school, but they could face charges. The students, all between ages 13 and 14, will be suspended, ac ... 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 >>
ILoveMiamiSpice.comYou know that during Miami Spice more than 100 restaurants have reduced fixed prices for lunch and dinner. You may not know clubs, spas, and even hotels have a special deal too. It's called the "443," meaning that four people can get admission to a par ... More >>
We came across this photo of a killer whale at Miami Seaquarium on Thilosalmon's Flickr, and it got us thinking about Free Willy, which in turn got us thinking about Michael Jackson again. Everyone grieves in their own way; apparently we grieve in random associations.
Halloween kicks off a weekend early.
Get off your butt, you lazy environmentalists!
No offense, J.C., but we like the Easter Bunny too.
Find your perfect Valentines event right here, pardner.
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 >>
Don't let it come to this, people Ever been told you have an uncanny knack for picking up trash? Now’s your chance to put your talents to good use and join the thousands of volunteers expected to gather at coastlines worldwide tomorrow in celebration of the 22nd Annual International Coastal Cle ... More >>
This'll be the best home brew ever! Ever feel the urge to talk to a marine scientist? Well look no further. Every Friday night they gather at bar behind the University of Miami Marine Sciences Campus on Virginia Key. Just make your first right off the Rickenbacker right after you pass the Miami S ... More >>
A UM scientist and global warming pioneer warns the muckety-mucks
No Filet-O-Fish sandwiches will be sold
Dance music, Stevie Wonder, pot-smoking teens, and Leona Helmsley
Snowy tropics razzle kids
Bubbles Dive Center
Howard Garrett carries the torch for an aging aquatic entertainer named Lolita
At the urging of dolphin activist Russ Rector, Paul Mitchell Systems tells Miami Seaquarium, "You're all wet!"
This time next year an RV campground will occupy Virginia Key. Say sayonara to one of the city's last patches of green.