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2015/07/05 20:48
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A 5-year-old Florida girl died after a sturgeon leaped into her boat along the Suwannee River and struck her. Wildlife officials said Jaylon Rippy died after being struck Thursday night. Her mother...
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2015/07/05 19:03
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The bird migration route that stretches from Canada to the Caribbean brings millions of feathered visitors to Florida in the fall. But this season, agriculture and wildlife officials fear the famous...
2015/07/05 16:16
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A local organization continues to expand its environmental reach. The U.S. Corps of Army Engineers and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded the Mexico Beach Artificial...
2015/07/05 05:06
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From the novice recreational angler to the saltiest old school commercial fishermen, state fishery managers want to hear from you while they are in Key West on Monday and Islamorada on Tuesday. The...
2015/07/05 04:16
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WES FRANKLIN: Fireworks show ends quickly with bang July 4, 1961 Posted Jul. 4, 2015 at 10:36 PM I originally wrote this a couple of years ago, but given that it’s Independence Day weekend, I...
2015/07/04 22:33
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The biggest development ever planned in Florida would cause no "adverse impacts" to water, wetlands and wilderness in an enormous part of Osceola County, according to a brief statement by the state's...
2015/07/04 22:33
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Black bears love saw-palmetto berries. The sweet-smelling fruit is a dietary staple for the omnivorous mammal. But now it's legal in Florida to harvest the once-threatened bears, and not the...
2015/07/04 22:14
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Authorities are investigating after photos of two women riding a sea turtle have emerged on social media. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission say the images were sent over Snapchat and...
2015/07/04 17:51
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Photos of sea turtle riders spark outrage, investigation These photos of two people apparently riding a sea turtle sparked outrage on social media and prompted the Florida Fish and Wildlife...
2015/07/04 15:35
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Little fish are a big deal Editor: This week was a big one for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) as well as small, schooling fish known as forage fish. At the end of the...
2015/07/04 12:39
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A case of missing flamingos from a racetrack in Florida has now turned into a criminal investigation. About 40 to 50 baby flamingos disappeared from Hialeah Park sometime between Monday evening and...
Read more at ABC News, Local 10 Miami
2015/07/04 09:30
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Some reasons to celebrate this 4th In this 2010 photo, released by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, two black-bear cubs run along a road in Ocala National Forest. The plastic...
2015/07/04 05:26
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SEBRING — County Club of Sebring residents are deciding whether they should invest in bear-proof garbage cans. “We’re asking what we should do,” said Greg Harris, who developed the west Sebring...
2015/07/04 04:05
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PANAMA CITY BEACH-- As the holiday weekend kicks off, people are already celebrating out on the water. 'It's only July 3rd and it's very busy! When we came down to the boat landing this morning, all...
2015/07/04 03:09
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Courtesy: US Sailing Team / Twitter By: Associated PressJuly 3, 2015 NAPLES, Fla. (AP) -- Trevor Moore's friends and family have called off their own searches for the missing U.S. Olympic...
2015/07/04 02:13
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Branford, Florida- The Suwannee River is one of Florida's few remaining untouched treasures. Every year thousands come to enjoy the area's natural beauty, wildlife and boating. But just under the...
2015/07/03 23:39
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On The Rebound, Panthers Prowl Expanding Swath Of Land In Florida In Florida, the official state animal triggers mixed feelings. The Florida panther has been on the endangered species list for nearly...
2015/07/03 22:21
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It's not a SEAT turtle! Outrage after Florida girls share social media photos sitting on state's beloved marine creatures Two girls seen riding sea turtles at Melbourne Beach in central...
2015/07/03 20:48
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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials are investigating a photo of a woman sitting on a sea turtle in Melbourne Beach. The photo was shared on WFTV’s Facebook page on Thursday...
2015/07/03 15:15
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The Commonwealth’s plan to restore the tern habitat of Bird Island in Marion was given the green light by the Marion Conservation Commission on June 24. Bird Island, a two-acre island just south of...
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