SCOTT KEELER | Times
Indiana Jones, a young loggerhead, gets the paparazzi treatment as Clearwater Marine Aquarium staff and volunteers release her and another rehabilitated sea turtle into the Gulf of Mexico at Fort De Soto Park's North Beach on Tuesday. In April, the aquarium's nesting patrol found her …
ARIPEKA — For years, those who have worked to protect critical natural habitat from development have eyed the marsh and hardwood hammock around Boat Spring as prime property for public acquisition. Time and again, plans to make that happen have fallen through.
Seven Hillsborough County nature preserves are closed this week due to flooding, county officials announced Monday.
More than two decades after Florida identified the need to save disappearing forests south of Miami, shrinking hammocks in the Keys and other sensitive land across the state, environmentalists fed up with politics getting in the way of conservation are taking their fight to the people.
UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama is carving out a wide swath of the Pacific Ocean for an expanded marine preserve, putting the waters off limits to drilling and most fishing in a bid to protect fragile underwater life.
The perennial Florida debate over which to protect — boaters or manatees? — is heating up again in Pinellas County, where state officials are proposing rules that would slow traffic along the Intracoastal Waterway.
Freud, a green sea turtle the Florida Aquarium had been treating in partnership with USF Health for the past year and a half, was released into the wild on Monday.
TAMPA — The divers found the green sea turtle floating just south of the Ballast Point Pier, its left fin shredded and its body slightly bloated.
NAPLES — Arturo Freyre lives among the lions.
An environmental group that frequently sues the government over endangered species issues has taken aim at the federal permitting of thousands of boat docks in Florida and how that affects manatees.