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Florida Invasive Species

This Is Nightmare Fuel

Posted 02.05.2014 | Green

They say size doesn't matter, but the invasive Burmese pythons multiplying in the Everglades are beginning to haunt our nightmares. Case in point:...

Jungle Beat: Hilo's Famous Banyan Trees

Barbara Fahs | Posted 02.05.2014 | Hawaii
Barbara Fahs

The banyan, which hails from India and is considered sacred there, is one of the world's largest trees.

Florida Won't Repeat Infamous Public Hunt For Invasive Species

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Florida won't be repeating a public hunt meant to reduce the population of invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades. T...

'We Better Learn How To Eat Them, Before They Eat Us'

Sun Sentinel | KEN KAYE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

After trying desperately to eliminate the lionfish, a venomous predator that ravages local reefs and devours other sea creatures, experts think they h...

Move Over Pythons! There's A New Invasive Species In Town

Florida Keys Keynoter | Kevin Wadlow | Posted 12.17.2013 | Miami

The uninvited visitor to her Key Largo yard showed little concern over being discovered, said Lauren Norman. "He was only a couple feet away and he j...

LOOK: Monkeys With Herpes And 9 Other Florida Threats

Posted 09.17.2013 | Miami

Things are getting downright biblical in Florida, where residents and wildlife face afflictions worthy of their own book of Exodus. Most recently, ...

The Lionfish Problem Is Worse Than We Thought

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 09.15.2013 | Miami

ABOARD THE SUBMERSIBLE ANTIPODES -- The invasive lionfish that crowds coral reefs and preys on native fish in the Atlantic's shallower waters is such ...

A Slimy, Unwelcome Record Pulled From Broward Canal

Posted 05.17.2013 | Miami

A massive, record-breaking fish has been pulled from a South Florida canal -- but it's not good news. That's because the 14 pounds, 3 ounce fish i...

LOOK: 22 Of Florida's Other Invasive Species

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 02.20.2013 | Miami

While 68 dead Burmese pythons didn't make much of a dent in their pervasive South Florida population, officials say Florida's infamous Python Challeng...

ANOTHER Invasive Fish In South Florida?

Florida Keys Keynoter | Kevin Wadlow | Posted 03.11.2013 | Miami

Deep-diving spearfishermen surfaced with a mystery Dec. 23 south of Pacific Reef Light off North Key Largo. "I was shocked when I saw it," Wayne Gram...