BAYPORT — The parking lot at Bayport Park on Monday was crowded with trucks and trailers that had recently deposited the boats of scallop-seeking divers. According to local marina workers, the waters were even more mobbed over the weekend — the first days of the annual scallop season, which runs through …
LUTZ — Amid the annual caravan of red, white and blue proclaiming freedom, one float in the Lutz Fourth of July parade will be decorated in the name of protest.
TREASURE ISLAND — Michael and Nancy Furlong enjoy their early morning walks on the beach.
STUART — County officials on Florida's Atlantic coast want the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to close the locks between Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie River.
SEATTLE — As harbor seals are being born in the Pacific Northwest, marine mammal advocates up and down the West Coast are urging people not to touch or pick up pups that come up on beaches and shorelines to rest.
TAMPA — The Florida Aquarium made history in August when it partnered with the National Aquarium in Havana on coral reef research — the first-ever collaboration between marine centers from two countries that had quarreled for five decades.
The birds and the bats are about to get some help from the humans.
This bear had some seriously bad timing.
A 250-pound Florida black bear turned up this week where he should not have — in a densely populated Tampa neighborhood near the Adventure Island water park. He was darted with tranquilizers and summarily taken away to a more bear-friendly place.
ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman got plenty of raspberries from the public after his city dumped nearly 10 million gallons of partially treated sewage into Tampa Bay after Tropical Storm Colin passed through early this month.
TARPON SPRINGS — An endangered manatee and her calf got a second chance to live in the sea on Thursday after they were rescued in March.