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02 Feb: Irula tribesmen chase pythons in the Everglades

Renown for their snake-hunting abilities, the Irula tribesmen of India have been hired by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to help hunt and remove Burmese pythons from various areas, including the Everglades.  Within a week, they were able to catch 13 pythons.  FWC hopes that they may be able to learn new methods…

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30 Jan: Magnificent frigate bird may face bleak future

From time to time, beachgoers along Brevard and Volusia may look high in the sky and spot a very large bird with a distinctive “V” in each wing and a split tail. It’s an aerial virtuoso, the magnificent frigate bird, and Florida expert Ken Meyer fears they are in for tough times unless the species…

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14 Jan: Great white sharks caught on video off Florida coast

Satellite Beach angler J.P. Prouty posted these pictures on his Facebook page of a great white shark encountered three days after Christmas off of Brevard County. J.P. Prouty – Facebook Florida, predictably, did not have a white Christmas. But one part of the coast did have a great white holiday. The Canaveral Princess, a party fishing vessel…

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13 Jan: Wild Kingdom: Python beats alligator in epic showdown

WARNING:  CONTAINS IMAGES WHICH SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND DISTURBING. A reporter for the Palm Beach Post who was biking in Big Cypress National Preserve recorded the moment when the two reptiles started a battle for their survival. The event occurred on December 21, 2016. It’s estimated that the snake could be up to 15 feet…

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10 Jan: Some Keys reefs show hike in coral disease, study finds

Coral reefs in the Florida Keys and South Florida generally avoided a bleaching blight this summer, but some local reefs showed “widespread coral disease.” Underwater surveys conducted by the Florida Reef Resilience Program, from August through October, found “prevalence of diseased corals among the sites in 2016 was greater than what was documented in both…

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08 Jan: Rare longfin mako sharks journey through Keys waters

A rare species of mako shark swims through Florida Keys waters as it roams from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, says a new scientific paper jointly published by researchers with Mote Marine Laboratory and Cuba’s University of Havana. Two longfin makos were tagged with satellite-tracking devices in an effort to learn more…

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06 Jan: Tortoise that acts like a puppy wins hearts at wildlife rehab center

Master Oogway, the newest resident at the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station, is a foot-stool sized South American yellow-footed tortoise. Just don’t tell Master Oogway that. The tortoise, found wandering around Doral by state wildlife officers in October, acts more like a puppy. “He’ll follow you around. He’ll eat out of your hand. You can pet…

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04 Jan: Radio collars latest weapon in Key deer screwworm outbreak

Federal wildlife managers will begin putting radio collars on Key deer battling an outbreak of New World screwworm in an effort to stop the flesh-eating pest from spreading during the spring fawning season. The outbreak, the first in the U.S. in 30 years, struck as the fall mating season got underway and quickly spread through…

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03 Jan: Record nesting for sea turtles on Broward beaches

Turtles really dig Broward County beaches. They built a record number of nests there this year. “We were busy, but it’s all good,” Derek Burkholder, director of the Broward County sea turtle conservation program, said in a release. “We saw the most nests ever in the history of the program, so we don’t mind being…

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01 Jan: Florida’s got invasive fish. Now there’s an app for that

Florida is turning to an unlikely ally in the fight against invasive fish: Swedish software engineers. On Tuesday, state and U.S. wildlife officials announced a new partnership with Fishbrain, a fishing app developed by a Swedish fisherman that lets fellow anglers share fishing conquests and prattle on endlessly about fly patterns and tidal fluctuations, without…

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31 Dec: Friendly tortoise makes home for himself among the birds

A super-friendly, yellow-footed tortoise from South America has made a lasting home for himself at an unusual place – a rehabilitation hospital for injured birds. The tortoise, who has been named Master Oogway, by the the volunteers at the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station, is the only non-native species that has been given a permanent home…