Wild Animals

May 10, 2021

A Troubling Trend in Florida Manatee Deaths

The FWC has noticed an unusual number of manatee deaths along the Atlantic coast of Florida in the beginning of 2021.  Between January 1 and April […]
April 30, 2021

Shark Finning Bill Reintroduced in Congress

Shark finning is the practice of slicing the fin off of a still-living shark and discarding the rest of its body overboard, leaving it to bleed […]
April 25, 2021

Piney Point Wastewater Release Spurs Red Tide Concerns

At the end of March 2021, a leak was discovered in a wastewater reservoir at the old Piney Point fertilizer processing plant, located in Manatee County.  […]
March 14, 2019

Florida’s Toxic Algae Crisis

We’ve all seen the horrific pictures of marine animal carcasses washed up on Florida’s beaches. Animals emblematic of our state’s wildlife—such as manatees, dolphins, and sea […]
July 11, 2018

Deadly “Ghost Net” Discovered in Caribbean Sea

“Ghost nets” are commercial fishing nets that have been lost or discarded in the ocean. These nets get caught in ocean currents and can drift for […]
June 29, 2018

Morph Implications on the Control and Removal of Nonnative Species of Snake and other Animals

Red-on-black, friend of Jack; red-on-yellow, kill a fellow. This catchy saying is well known by many outdoor enthusiasts to help remember which of two similar looking […]
May 18, 2018

9th Circuit Rejects Monkey’s Copyright Claim

It all started when, in 2011, a wildlife photographer named David Slater left his camera unattended on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. A crested macaque […]
May 18, 2018

FFWC Wins in Blackwater Hunting Case

In a split decision, Florida’s First District Court of Appeal (“1st DCA”) recently dissolved an injunction against the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (“FFWC”), as […]
January 2, 2018

From an Unconventional Pet to an Invasive Species: Burmese Pythons Move to Florida

The Everglades National Park, located in South Florida, has been deemed the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States by the National Park Service [1]. While […]
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