1. Fred Colpack, 74, of Clearwater, cools off with a shower while visiting the Dunedin Causeway on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. According to Spectrum Bay News 9: a Heat Advisory was in effect at that time. New data from NOAA says that Florida air temperatures are getting hotter.
  2. An alligator like this one at Gatorland in Orlando was left for dead on the Wekiwa River.
  3. A cicada nymph moves through the grass Sunday in Frederick, Md. There are many broods of periodic cicadas that appear on rigid schedules in different years, but this is one of the largest and most noticeable.
  4. This April 2021 photo provided by White Oak Conservation shows former circus elephants in a group hug at a new wildlife sanctuary in Yulee, Fla., north of Jacksonville. The White Oak Conservation Center announced Monday, May 3 that a dozen female Asian elephants have already arrived at the Yulee refuge. Most of the animals previously traveled with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus until they were retired in 2016.
  5. Hillsborough County Sheriff's Deputy Shyanne Wheaton uses a push broom to drag an alligator back into a retention pond.
  6. A man moving from Alabama to southwest Florida traveled hundreds of miles with an owl stuck in his truck’s grille. The owl survived.
  7. Manatee grass as seen last week off Bishop Harbor south of Port Manatee.
  8. A look at the dock overlooking the water after a ribbon cutting for the completion of a $5.7 million renovation of Crest Lake Park, which was funded by BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement money, at Crest Lake Park, 201 S Glenwood Ave, Monday, April 26, 2021 in Clearwater.
  9. Treasure Island city officials say they've installed eight special lights as part of a trial program to protect sea turtles. They are designed to limit the amount of artificial light that can be seen from beaches while still lighting up Gulf Boulevard. That should help hatchlings find their way to the water.
  10. A fisherman traverses a shipping channel on Friday off the coastal mangrove estuaries of Bishop Harbor and the Terra Ceia Aquatic Preserve near Port Manatee.
  11. "Stranded: A Whale Rescue Tale" is a documentary about the Clearwater Marine Aquarium's 2019 rescue of five pilot whales stranded on a beach 14 miles south of its marine life hospital.
  12. In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Bette Zirkelbach, front left, and Richie Moretti, front right, manager and founder respectively of the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital, release "Sparb," a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, Thursday, April 22, 2021, at Sombrero Beach in Marathon, Fla. The reptile was found off the Florida Keys in late January 2021 with severe wounds and absent a front right flipper. It was not expected to survive but was treated with a blood transfusion, extensive wound care, broad-spectrum antibiotics, IV nutrition and laser therapy. The turtle made a full recovery and was returned to the wild in conjunction with Thursday's Earth Day celebrations.
  13. Visitors walk through a tunnel that connects the parking lot to the beach on Monday June 29, 2020 at Haulover Beach Park in North Miami Beach, Fl.
  14. A great blue heron rests off a coastal mangrove estuary at Port Manatee earlier this month. A water sample taken off the coast of Manatee County showed low levels of the organism found in Red Tide, the state said. The discovery amplifies concerns that contaminated water pumped into Tampa Bay from the old Piney Point phosphate plant property could fuel a bloom.
  15. President Joe Biden speaks to the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, from the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Washington.
  16. President Joe Biden speaks to the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, from the East Room of the White House, on Thursday.
  17. Hurricane Hermine deluged the Tampa Bay region in 2016 and overloaded sewage systems, including in Largo, where manholes spewed water. This overflow included bits of toilet paper and a dollar bill.
  18. Neighbors who live near Gopher Resource, Florida's only lead smelter, showed up for a community meeting at Kenly Park on Wednesday to hear from local leaders. Health officials say they will offer lead testing for local residents. Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in Tampa.
  19. In this Dec. 3, 2020 photo, Bruce McDougal watches embers fly over his property as the Bond Fire burns through the Silverado community in Orange County, Calif. As the impact of climate change becomes more apparent, misinformation about it is shifting to focus more and more on extreme weather. The storm that walloped Texas in February and last year’s wildfires in California both led to a wave of false claims seeking to link the events to energy regulation or politics.
  20. Manatees spend most of their lives in shallow water. As mammals, they need to surface to breathe air. While manatees can hold their breath for up to 20 minutes, they typically surface every three to five to minutes. This photo was taken in Fanning Springs.
  21. Aerial drone image of the Anna Maria Island Beach with surrounding homes pictured on Friday.
  22. Hills borough Commissioner Kimberly Overman wants the county to preserve the 769 acres for which the University of South Florida is seeking development proposals. (Photo courtesy of Jeannie Mounger).
  23. Sunday's seven-day forecast from Spectrum Bay News 9.