manatees

Manatees are on the move in the winter months

Manatees are on the move in the winter months

Manatees are now on the move to warmer water as winter settles in, making this a good time to educate people about the popular aquatic animal. “Manatee Awareness Month is a great opportunity to educate the public about manatee conservation at a critical time of the year,” said Jamie Rager, a representative for the Florida […]

Red tide one of the worst in 60-plus years

Red tide one of the worst in 60-plus years

Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Scientist Kate Hubbard is asked often just how bad the current Red Tide plaguing Southwest Florida really is. In some ways, it seems like the worst ever. The dead sea life, including manatees, dolphins and sea turtles, as well as the declaration of a state of emergency by Governor Rick […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 27

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 27

FLORIDA AIRPORT SHOOTING SUSPECT INDICTED ON 22 COUNTS The indictment returned Thursday charges 26-year-old Esteban Santiago with 11 counts of causing death or bodily harm at an international airport, five counts of causing death during a crime of violence and six counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence. Santiago could face the […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 23

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 23

MAN CHARGED WITH STRIKING DEPUTY WITH CAR DURING SHOOTOUT Local media outlets report that 51-year-old Michael Mainolfi was booked into the Broward County Jail on aggravated battery and six other counts after being released from a hospital Wednesday night. Deputies said they came to arrest Mainolfi on previous charges Wednesday at a Lauderdale-by-the-Sea motel when […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 26

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 26

GRAND JURY QUESTIONS ARISE IN FLORIDA DEPUTY SHOOTING CASE Defense attorney Eric Schwartzreich said at a hearing Thursday that one grand juror might have been biased against Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputy Peter Peraza because his daughter was facing drunken-driving charges. A judge, however, agreed with prosecutors that the juror should not have to testify about […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 12

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 12

NTSB TO LAUNCH 2ND SEARCH MISSION FOR WRECKED FREIGHTER The National Transportation Safety Board announced in a news release Thursday that the two-week expedition is expected to begin in April. Investigators hope to locate the data recorder or “black box” and develop a more extensive and detailed survey of the shipwreck. PARALYZED MAN AWARDED $23 […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 13

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 13

NEW TRIAL FOR WOMAN ACCUSED OF LURING EX TO HIS DEATH IS UNDERWAY IN OCALA Nineteen-year-old Amber Wright is among a group charged in the killing of 15-year-old Seath Jackson in 2011. Prosecutors say Wright lured Jackson to a house where he was beaten and shot multiple times. His body was then burned in backyard […]