Each spring for 12 years, Paula Wang began a temporary position at a government lab in a suburb north of Washington. She was required to remain silent while working and to wear a white suit and hood. The mission was not top-secret, but Wang felt it was urgent all the same: To save an endangered species.
Nancy Murrah walked into her yard in Brandon the morning after Hurricane Irma passed over Tampa Bay and saw fallen tree limbs tangled and piled on top of each other. As a wild animal rescuer, she had one thought:
MIAMI — The evacuation took 12 seconds.
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The sun had just risen when Simona Ceriani stuck her arm into the turtle nest and pulled out a handful of egg shells in her gloved palm. She continued to dig, extracting dozens of hatched eggs from the ground.
SARASOTA — It takes a second for the hatchling sea turtle to register the scent of the ocean and the feel of the sand on one of the stretches of Longboat Key's beach.
The death of Snooty, the beloved 69-year-old manatee who called Bradenton's South Florida Museum home, was deemed a "preventable accident," museum officials said Thursday.
For a handful of people and a whole lot of fish, last Friday was a good day. After five years of planning, plus a day of heavy lifting, a 22-year-old artificial reef off the coast of Hernando County has grown three times larger.
Some Lithia residents had a very Florida surprise in their pool Wednesday morning: a 7 to 8-foot-long alligator.
If there was any doubt whether states other than Florida have to contend with giant gators, that was answered emphatically on Monday.
Heavy rain swamped Tampa's sewage collection network Monday evening, spilling about 329,000 gallons of untreated wastewater into the Hillsborough River.