The news for Florida manatees started off strong last year, as wildlife officials announced that their survey found a record number of manatees in our waters. In fact, they had found 500 more than ever before, but 2009 ended on a sour note when 429 manatees were estimated to have died. Much like ano ... More >>
An emergency order disposition to a routine food inspection at a restaurant means "conditions have been found that endanger the health and safety of the public requiring immediate closure of the establishment. "Here are three restaurants whose facilities were temporarily closed by health inspecto ... More >>
Last week, I wrote about a coalition of scientists trying to stop the next dangerous exotic invader from taking over the Everglades. via Wikimedia CommonsAt this point, it's probably just best to run and scream.Dennis Giardina, a botanist who co-chairs the group, took me on a hunt for nile monito ... More >>
It's too late to stop the pythons. The real question is, what's next?
It's not the usual edgy stuff, but this Miami Science Museum show has some bite.
The film expertly exposes the horrific treatment of dolphins, but what about the uglies?
via Florida Fish & Wildlife Here's the giant snake that's on the front page of every local news website, so why not ours too? Slow news day. As part of the insane/awesome new government initiative to kill every Burmese python in the wild, this 17-footer was caught yesterda ... More >>
In certain times and places in U.S. history, the answer to every political problem was probably "Let's get a bunch of guys with guns together and solve this." Nowadays, this idea seems to be seriously considered only in matters of Middle East diplomacy, but Florida Sen. Bill Nelson is suggesting a ... More >>
This story doesn't really have a local hook per se, but I know you all love sharks, and I know you all love cocaine. So what if somehow, some way, sharks and cocaine came together in one slightly amusing but ultimately troublesome incident? Well, thanks to the ingenuity of Mexican drug lords, t ... More >>
Jamba Juice and Caribbean Conservation CorporationSlirp for a good causeIt's a win win, folks. Show up to Jamba Juice today, purchase a smoothie or other healthful snack, and the company will donate 20 percent of the sale to help ensure the survival of sea turtles. It's all in cooperatio ... More >>
A Miami guy stars in a Sundance film and is sued by angry Dominican dolphin geeks.
Big time animal lover Anthony Marasia lives in Hawaii, but he's got beef with Miami. The 35-year old, media savy former zookeeper launched a national campaign Thursday to free Seaquarium's Lolita the killer whale. The plan: broadcast footage of the captive orca in her kiddie pool of a tank on p ... More >>
Bit on the set of a Rick Ross video, animal handler Mark McCarthy now squares off against activists.
Researchers may never be able to prove that manatees are objectively the most adorable thing ever (even though they clearly are), but they are able to report that the state-wide manatee population is on the rise. Back in 2001, researchers counted 3,300 manatees. There were only 1,706 in a 1997 su ... More >>
Animal rights activist Jim Dunn is willing to bet that, if Old Saint Nick could materialize in Miami-Dade, the man in red would paint a huge protest sign and then boycott Santa's Enchanted Forrest. How come? Well, the "country's biggest Christmas theme park" may offer the kiddies lights and trees g ... More >>
Miami's feline fringe is a vanishing breed
It stops sharks and sunburn. Hell, it costs less than $10 per bottle.
Behold the mighty octopus
When these fellows perish, the crops may go too
Artist Xavier Cortada is bringing back the mangroves
This expert on rodents is no nut
Tip the scales at Repticon
A lusty lion is on the prowl for a female companion
It's new, it's cool, and Huizenga hates it
The life of the emperor penguin isn't easy, but it might make yours seem better
An alien moth munches an invasive fern into extinction
In Madagascar, the wild things romp, then roam
This time it just might be Mark "the Shark" Quartiano who ends up being filleted
Montse Guillén's experiments with insects and art
Sky of blue, sea of green, super symphony
Pythons in the Everglades
Sinbad's Bird House
Go native, preaches plant society
They're for sale in the gift shop at Parrot Jungle, which has some folks crying foul
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge