Wild Animals

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 […]
November 28, 2017

Gator Poachers Accused of Forty-Four Felonies in Largest FWC Sting to Date

In a lengthy exposé, Rene Ebersole writes for National Geographic about an ongoing case regarding alligator poaching. Nine men stand accused of forty-four felonies, “ranging from […]
August 28, 2017

Shark-Dragging Video Sparks Outrage, Investigation

A video recently surfaced on social media showing a shark (possibly a blacktip or spinner) being dragged behind a boat traveling at high speed near Tampa. […]
August 26, 2016

Stark Contrast Between Fate of Animals Participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics

Horses have participated in every Olympic Summer Game since 1912. At the Rio Games, riders have described their horse companions as “smart and funny,” “quiet . […]
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