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Five years after Deepwater Horizon

By Kat Diersen, The Society for Conservation Biology’s North America Policy Program Five years ago today, just before dawn, I was kneeling in the pristine white sand of a beach in the Florida panhandle, digging up a loggerhead sea turtle nest.  Normally this sort of thing is discouraged. After all, most sea turtles are protected…

Longest Burmese Python Found in Florida

A Florida man found and killed a 18.8-foot Burmese python, which beats out the previous record-holding snake by a foot.

Cold-Stressed Manatee Rescued from Chilly Florida Waters (Pictures)

Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) rescued a young male manatee in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Wednesday. Biologists rescue a young manatee from the chilly waters of Bayboro Harbor. FWC photo “The 7-foot juvenile manatee was thin and showed signs of cold stress. This condition,…