MonsterQuest: Florida's Cold Weather Reveals Manatee With Strange Tail
Palm Beach, Florida - Jan 11, 2010 22:05 EST
Florida Fish and Wildlife biologists believe that the cold weather has helped to uncover a local mystery; the identity of the mysterious sea monster featured on the TV show MonsterQuest which airs on the History Channel.
As hundreds of manatees huddled...
Brrrr... Florida Establishes Hotline To Report Cold Manatees, Turtles
Tallahassee, Florida - Jan 7, 2010 17:58 EST
The current cold snap is having an effect on some of Florida’s fish and wildlife as temperatures dip below normal. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) continues to monitor the species affected most by the cold and is...
Paleontologist Launches Fossil Shark Hunt; 'What Is Primitive About Living Sharks?'
Chicago, Illinois - Dec 23, 2009 13:52 EST
Chicago Paleontologist Michael Coates has spent his career mining the marine fossils of far-flung continents for evolutionary insights.
From Scotland’s Midland Valley to Wyoming’s Beartooth Butte to Grahamstown, South Africa, he scours sediments hundreds of millions of years old for the...
Dive Rite Wings Recalled Due To Drowning Hazard; Rusting Over Pressure Valve Blamed
Washington, D.C. - Dec 22, 2009 22:37 EST
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Dive Rite Wings
Units: About 16,000
MARES Initiative To Provide Comprehensive View Of South Florida Marine Ecosystems
Miami, Florida - Dec 21, 2009 21:15 EST
Marine and Estuarine Goal Setting for South Florida (MARES) is a new collaborative initiative, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), designed to guide regional resource managers in protecting the fragile marine coastal environment in South Florida. Through...
Florida Wildlife Commission Expects Record Number Of Manatee Deaths In 2009
Tallahassee, Florida - Dec 19, 2009 11:33 EST
Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute documented 419 manatee carcasses in state waters as of Dec. 11. This preliminary data indicates that the total number of manatee deaths for 2009 has...
Study: Boating Pours $8.5 Billion Into Florida's Economy
Tallahassee, Florida - Dec 18, 2009 14:25 EST
A four-year study of Florida’s boating facilities and the economics of boating in this state is just in, and the numbers are enough to make your head swim.
For instance, Florida boaters spent $3.384 billion on boat trips in 2007. That’s...