Why scientists believe that 99 percent of sea turtle babies are now born female

Sea turtles swimming – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Gail Johnson Florida’s sea turtles are struggling with a unique problem made even worse by climate change: recent heat waves have caused the sand on certain beaches to become so warm that nearly every turtle born was female. “The frightening thing is the last four summers

Florida’s lobster miniseason begins soon

Lobster miniseason, Marathon, FL – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Beach Images Summer season means good eating down in the Florida Keys. The 2022 spiny lobster season begins with the two-day recreational miniseason on Wednesday, July 27 at 12:01 a.m. and ends at midnight Thursday night, followed by the regular recreational and commercial lobster season,

Safety tips for beachgoers after recent shark attacks in Florida

Woman swimming with shark swimming beneath her – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Willyam Bradberry People are growing concerned after multiple shark attacks have occurred across Florida. Recently, a teen survived a scary attack in North Florida on June 30, while a young woman was hospitalized after a recent attack while swimming in the Florida

Red snapper season set to start in Gulf state and federal waters off Florida

Red Snapper School of Fish – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by SergeUWPhoto PINELLAS COUNTY, Fl. – It’s time to catch some red snapper. The recreational red snapper season will begin on June 17 in Gulf state and Florida federal waters and stay open through July 31 with 12 days during the fall.  The season will

Giant great white shark found just off Florida’s Indian River Lagoon

Great White Shark – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Martin Prochazkacz A monstrous great white shark, also known as Breton, has been found just off of Florida’s Indian River lagoon system. On June 6, a tracker hosted by ocean research organization OCEARCH spotted Breton in Florida, not too far away from Port Saint Lucie at

11-foot hammerhead shark washes up on southern Florida beach

Hammerhead Shark — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Ken Keifer Much to beachgoers’ surprise, an impressive 11-foot hammerhead shark washed up on a beach in southern Florida. Pompano Beach visitors encountered the shark’s corpse on April 6, according to CNN affiliate WPLG. After moving the body away from curious onlookers, scientists from the American Shark Conservancy took

Viral Video: Dolphin attacks Florida trainer during Miami Seaquarium show

Miami Seaquarium — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Al Calvillo KEY BISCAYNE, FLA. — During a Miami Seaquarium show on Saturday, a trained dolphin attacked a female trainer, leading to an apparent injury. A viral video captured the shocking moment during the Seaquarium’s Dolphin Flipper Show. An audience member captured the scary footage and posted it to

Exclusive footage shows a 200-year-old whaler shipwreck discovered off Florida’s coast

Shipwreck — Courtesy: Shutterstock — timsimages.uk A 19th-century whaler shipwreck has been found in a deep-sea dive off of Florida’s coast.  Video showing a ballast, anchor, bottles, and a stove resting on the ocean floor was released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on February 25.  The rusted iron anchor can be seen

A ‘snowbird’ great white shark is making its way across Florida coast

Great White Shark — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Martin Prochazkacz A great white shark has been located off the coast of Florida and is making its way through the Middle Keys. It is believed she could be headed toward the Tampa Bay area in her “snowbird”-like travels. “Sable” the great white shark was tagged by OCEARCH

Red tide intensifies in Southwest Florida

Red Tide Florida Beach – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Jillian Cain Photography Red tide is appearing in Southwest Florida as some beaches have seen dead fish lining the shores. A report released Friday shows that red tide is also creeping upward along Florida’s Gulf Coast, clearing up the Florida Panhandle to Navarre Pier, near