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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Xavier Cortada's Art: Inspired by Science, and Uniquely Miami

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

It had all the trappings of a typical Miami funeral. The eulogists, stifling their tears. The aria, Handel's mournful Piangero la Sorte Mia. The loud lamentations of the black laced lloradera.

Rescued Panther Kitten Gets New Grown-Up Home

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.22.2014 | Green

Seven months ago state biologists found an abandoned, newborn Florida panther in critical condition in the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge ne...

Massive Red Tide Forms Off Florida Coast

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green

A huge stretch of ocean near Florida has been taken over by Karenia brevis, a microscopic algae that can kill fish and marine mammals, contaminate sea...

Dog Attack Highlights Another Snake 'Nastier' Than Burmese

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 09.10.2013 | Miami

A rock python has killed a dog in West Kendall, raising concerns of a growing snake population in South Florida with a "nastier disposition " than the...

WATCH: It's Not Nice To Do This To A Manatee!

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.20.2013 | Weird News

Two men accused of harrassing two manatees -- one by jumping on top of the creatures, the other for filming the experience -- could soon be facing cri...

PHOTOS: Florida's Wild Newborns

Posted 05.02.2013 | Miami

While much of the country has blooming tulips and dogwoods to signal the arrival of Spring, South Florida gets the arrival of the dreaded grasshopper ...

Good News For Sea Turtles In South Florida

Sun Sentinel | David Fleshler | Posted 05.23.2013 | Miami

The entire coastline of Palm Beach County and the northern portion of Broward County would be designated critical habitat for loggerhead sea turtles, ...

8-Foot-Long Gator Stuck In Storm Drain

The Huffington Post | Megan Griffo | Posted 02.11.2013 | Weird News

Gator-aid! An 8-foot-long alligator lurking through a Florida storm drain got stuck Friday and had to be rescued. The reptile's head was wedged ...

Group Outraged Over Rules For Python Challenge

Posted 01.09.2013 | Miami

A state-sponsored hunting contest for Burmese pythons in the Everglades has sparked tons of interest, but also backlash from one animal rights group. ...

Is Rick Scott's Python Hunt Too Dangerous?

Sun Sentinel | David Fleshler | Posted 03.09.2013 | Miami

Nearly 400 people have signed up to enter the Everglades and do battle with Burmese pythons, the giant constrictors that have emerged as the latest an...

Can You Bag The Longest For Cash Prize?

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 01.08.2013 | Miami

Florida officials are holding a contest to see who can bag the most and longest Burmese pythons in the hopes of enlisting the public's help in saving ...

LOOK: Mystery Solved!

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 10.15.2012 | Miami

Case closed! After the discovery of a giant eyeball that had people scratching their heads, researchers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva...

Man Blames State For Motorcycle Crash With Panther

Posted 09.18.2012 | Miami

A Broward County man is claiming the Florida Department of Transportation is at fault for an accident in which he struck a panther while riding his mo...

Bad News For Florida Panthers

Posted 08.14.2012 | Miami

A unsettling number of Florida panther deaths this year has conservationists concerned. As of the end of July, 15 panthers have died -- of those, s...

LOOK: Manatee Found WHERE?

Posted 07.06.2012 | Miami

Staff from the South Florida Water Management District got a surprise while out monitoring the Everglades: a lost manatee. The sea cow was happily ...

FWC Votes On Fate Of Florida Black Bears

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 06.28.2012 | Miami

After 38 years of state protection, the Florida black bear is joining a list of more than 60 animals that have been removed from the state's endangere...

Could This Little Guy Lose State Protection?

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 06.26.2012 | Miami

In the past three months, black bears have bitten a Florida woman on the butt while she was walking her dog and been filmed wrestling in a Florida fro...

WATCH: Man Gets A Little Too Close As Gator Wanders Miami Neighborhood

Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

A very large alligator surprised a Southwest Miami-Dade neighborhood when it was spotted wandering around as if it owned the place -- and one man got ...

PHOTOS: Adorbable 8-Week-Old Bear Cubs

Posted 03.27.2012 | Miami

Last week, a 300-pound black bear bit a Florida woman in the butt when she was taking out her trash and walking her dog. The mama bear was thought to ...

Tarzan Raises Funds To Get Big Cats Returned

Posted 03.12.2012 | Miami

Just two weeks after Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators seized Steve Sipek's tigers and leopard, the former Tarzan ...

Former Tarzan Actor Arrested For Keeping Tigers

Posted 02.27.2012 | Miami

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators seized two tigers and one leopard Monday at a Loxahatchee facility maintained by...

Rosie O'Donnell Defends Her Family's Shark Fishing

Posted 01.12.2012 | Miami

Earlier this week, Mark Quartiano, an infamous Miami Beach fisherman, posted photos of Rosie O'Donnell and her kids next to dead hammerhead sharks on ...

Cold Blamed For Record Manatee Deaths In Florida In 2011

Posted 01.06.2012 | Miami

Although some sea cows managed to find warmer waters near Florida power plants, others did not fend so well during Florida's cold snaps. The Florida F...

Dog Shoots Man; Second Case Of Canine Gun Violence In Two Weeks

Posted 12.13.2011 | Weird News

Beware of dog. A Florida man became the second hunter in the past two weeks to be shot by his own pooch when his bulldog, Eli, discharged a rifle i...

Tons Of Protected Fish Killed When Jellyfish Clog Power Plant

Posted 12.08.2011 | Miami

Jellyfish must be passionate critics of nuclear energy. This past summer, they sacrificed their own lives to clog up nuclear power plants from as clos...