Manatee Eating — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: somdul The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced an expanded effort on Wednesday to respond to the ongoing manatee unusual mortality event along Florida’s Atlantic coast. Just in 2021, more than 1,000 manatees have died across the state of
Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Julian Wiskemann Save the turtles is more than just a movement, it’s a lifestyle for many who put their life’s work towards saving the endangered species. According to a press release this morning from the Sea Turtle Oversight Protection (S.T.O.P), the organization revealed that on April 28, 2021, Florida Fish
Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Henry and Laura Whittaker Florida residents and anglers are one step closer to gaining approval to legally harvest Goliath Grouper off the coast, thanks to a new proposal by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The commission told its staff to draft an initial proposal that would outline
Mahi Mahi on a lure – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Jason Richeux Florida is home to some of the best fishing spots in the world. Whether you are looking to catch Mahi Mahi off the Florida Keys during the summer months, lobster during mini-season, Grouper almost year-round, or freshwater bass at a local lake—the
Green Iguana – Courtesy: Image by Scottslm from Pixabay In a unanimous vote Thursday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted on a new set of rules that would ban the commercial breeding practice and ownership of 16 “high-risk” reptiles in the state. The rule would allow current high-risk reptile owners to keep the
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is reaching out to homeowners across the Sunshine State to help them in the culling of invasive green iguanas.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is inviting kids between the ages of 6-12 to come and learn the ropes about freshwater fishing.
Red Tide — Courtesy: Shutterstock — smcfeeters When there are large concentrations of Karenia brevis, an algae that produces brevetoxins that can kill marine life, the red tide is visible in offshore waters. Algal growth can also result in blooms that color the water a reddish-brown color. Florida is unable to stop the deadly “red
Alligator with its mouth open — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Ernie Hounshell Three more alligators have been removed from the same area in northern St. Lucie County days after an alligator tragically murdered an 85-year-old woman. According to wildlife officials, Gloria Serge was drawn into the water by a 10-foot alligator while she was walking her
Muscovy ducks – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Maria Grin Muscovy ducks are primarily black and white with red coloring around their eyes. The Winter Park City Commission decided unanimously on Wednesday for a measure to send them on their way. The Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission (FWC) classifies these Muscovy ducks as an invasive