Oh, the Everglades. Our noble river of grass. Our beautiful, unique ecosystem. Oh, the ways in which we have totally screwed it over. No, seriously. We've made our alligators the size of Kate Moss. We've turned some birds gay, and we keep releasing all sorts of stupid pets into it.
Is South Florida going to secede to form its own state? Probably not, but its fun to think about. Last week we asked you to help chose the symbols and emblems for the New State of South Florida. Most of them were pretty good... except for the state song. Which we apologize for even suggesting in th ... More >>
A month ago, state regulators raised the alarm over silt from the Deep Dredge killing Miami corals. Now the feds are stepping in as well. According to documents obtained by New Times, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a scathing set of recommendations for saving endange ... More >>
Isis, a four year-old baboon at Jungle Island, is experiencing her first joys of motherhood after giving birth to a newborn baby yesterday. Which means obviously that she already wants to share the baby photos with you. See also: Tiny Florida Panther Kitten Rescued from Abandonment Is Adorable
Mark Quartiano has drawn many comparisons to famous fishermen throughout history. In August 1991, Life magazine called him a modern Captain Ahab. Exactly 20 years later, author Juliet Eilperin coined the name Captain Quint (from Jaws) for him. But Quartiano didn't make waves this weekend over a shar ... More >>
If you look hard enough you'll be able to find just about anything for sale on Miami's black market, apparently, including monkeys. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced today that they've cracked down on an illegal business that was breeding and selling monkeys, and seiz ... More >>
Last night, on the season finale of the Discovery Channel show Curiosity, the world got its first look at one of the most elusive and mysterious creatures on the planet: the giant squid.The kraken's cameo would never have been possible, however, if not for the futuristic submarine used to film it. J ... More >>
Yesterday it was confirmed that 2012 was indeed the hottest year on record in the Lower 48, and yes maybe global warming may mean doom and gloom for the future of humanity.But don't worry. There's a cute side to the story. Thanks to a warmer winter, fewer manatees died in Florida waters this year th ... More >>
You've probably read about blue lobsters, those rare neon-colored crustaceans. Now, Red the Steakhouse is inviting you to taste one.Read Also: Red the Steakhouse Has Kobe from Japan: Is it Worth It?The lobsters are Brittany Blues, taken from the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean off the shores of Scotlan ... More >>
via WSVNThe best place to shop for Christmas decorations: a store. The best place to illegally "shop" for Christmas decorations: a neighborhood far, far away from yours. The worst place to illegally "shop" for Christmas decorations: a home down the block from your own.Two women in Sweetwater have ... 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 >>
L.A. City Attorney's OfficeIsn't this how 28 Days Later begins?Miami freight shipper Robert Matson Conyers was charged with animal cruelty yesterday after a tri-continental shipment of monkeys turned into a cannibalistic simian catastrophe.Guyanese animal supplier Akhtar Hussain hired Conyers to ... More >>
Florida beekeeper David RukinThere's a perception in the vegan/vegetarian community that beekeepers are perpetrators of animal abuse. They mishandle bees, stealing from them and working them into the ground by harvesting their hard-earned product. David Rukin, one of Florida's most prolific beeke ... More >>
Sheriff Joe Arpaio says, "Bite me, Alligators!"Some people don't know shit about music. And Arizona immigration zealot Sheriff Joe Arpaio can no doubt be counted among the hopeless, tone-deaf, and ignorant. Ever wonder what that guy blares while cruising the US-Mexico border in his personally p ... 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 >>
Think about the sheer shitty luck to be a sea turtle egg laid on South Beach. Drunks and party girls stumble over you and the neon lights of Ocean Drive lure you to sure death. photo by TheCoffee via Wikimedia Commons Did 'The Turtle Dude' go too far in trying to save endangered sea turtles o ... More >>
The members of Bachaco are going to be busy little bees over the next few days. Well, ants maybe. Because, as you know, their name refers to a Brazilian leafcutter ant. Entomology lessons aside, the SoFla-based fusion group is going to be performing live at UM for the Patio Jam tomorrow. Then on ... More >>
via N3T10's flickrSometimes Miami deserves its reputation as slightly Third-World. Police last night found a six-foot nurse shark lying in the middle of a street in Overtown. It apparently had been there since 7 p.m., but no one bothered to call the cops for two hours. ... More >>
Artist Kevin Arrow rummages the world in a new exhibit at the Farside Gallery in Westchester.
"I will never forget Caliph, a huge Bengal tiger, being walked through the cocktail party by his trainer. What a sight."
Creepy crawlies invade Brian Burkhardts work
Jaws Unleashed is as sloppy as it is gory
American crocodiles: We just want freedom to go back home
Shark killers, whimpering liberals, and demanding drag queens
Zoo-Inn at Miami Metrozoo
The Old Trail
Science museum hosts habitat chat
A year ago, three South Florida friends began sewing plush dolls for fun; now they're at the vanguard of a toy revolution
Childrens Zoo at Metrozoo
The rabbit and vulture problem at MIA hits its Malthusian limit
The Original Florida Keys Ladies Dolphin Tournament
Homestead Air Force Base is a crucial natural habitat for a rare plant. But don't worry, they'll develop around it.
This time next year an RV campground will occupy Virginia Key. Say sayonara to one of the city's last patches of green.
Thanks to the lobbying of one schoolteacher, Dade's most ambitious garden grows in Liberty City
Andrew blew down her carambola trees and nearly toppled her restaurant. Joan Green thought she'd seen it all. And then the monkeys attacked.
The USDA stopped the importation of giant African snails to Florida, but there were a couple left behind...