1. Navarre Beach Fire Rescue says a great white shark washed up on a beach in the Florida Panhandle on Friday morning, prompting speculation over what might have killed it.
  2. Hopper is now, officially, the more famous of Temple Terrace’s infamous kangaroos.
  3. Tim Burke departs federal court in Tampa after his hearing on Thursday.
  4. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released graphics showing sea surface temperature anomalies across the globe. Experts say temperatures are record-hot, even off the heels of an already unprecedented summer of ocean heat.
  5. Flowers are shown on Wednesday near where a young girl died Tuesday after she and her brother were digging a hole in the sand on the beach at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and it collapsed on them, burying them both.
  6. Cows line up to be milked at a dairy in Tampa. The methane produced by cow manure is a popular source of renewable natural gas across the country.
  7. Big Cypress National Preserve is part of the Caloosahatchee-Big Cypress Corridor.
  8. An aerial of a massive sinkhole that opened up underneath a gypsum stack at a Mosaic phosphate fertilizer plant in Mulberry in 2016.
  9. This photo provided by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources shows a boat crew assessing a dead juvenile right whale about 20 miles off Tybee Island, Ga., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. Federal authorities said, Friday, Feb. 16, the second critically endangered North Atlantic right whale found dead in the last month showed injuries consistent with a collision with a ship. (Georgia Department of Natural Resources via AP)
  10. A wood stork is shown searching for food in a wetland area off Lutz Lake Fern Road in Odessa last year. A federal court has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated federal law when the agencies allowed Florida to take control of wetland permitting in the state.
  11. A team of researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration surveyed five reefs across the Florida Keys. Elkhorn and staghorn coral, like the one pictured here, bore the brunt of last summer's bleaching event.
  12. A Kemp's ridley sea turtle hatchling walks toward the sea in Texas in 2017. Workers from Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida released 11 cold-stunned Kemp’s ridley sea turtles back into the Atlantic Ocean this week.
  13. Duke Energy laborers work on power lines at a home on Sixth St. S. after strong storms came through the area in January. Members of the City Council have proposed the idea of parting from a contract with Duke Energy when an agreement comes up for renewal in 2026.
  14. A drone photo shows damage at Florida's Horseshoe Beach in the Big Bend area after Hurricane Idalia made landfall Aug. 30.
  15. North Atlantic right whales are shown interacting at the surface on Cape Cod Bay near a research vessel from the International Fund for Animal Welfare last year off the coast of Massachusetts. A coalition of environmental groups has sued the federal government to try to force the finalization of ship speed rules the groups say are critically important to save a species of vanishing right whales.
  16. St. Petersburg resident Lon Ethington shares his story of flooding and struggles with elevating his home with officials while attending the Resilience Community Listening Session on Navigating Flooding Challenges on Tuesday at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital's Research and Education Building in St. Petersburg.
  17. Work continues on a storage pile of dirt used for recontouring the surfaces of ponds at the Piney Point phosphogypsum stack system as they were prepared for closure last last year in Palmetto. A group of environmental groups is threatening to sue the Environmental Protection Agency over issues with phosphogypsum regulation.
  18. The National Weather Service is calling for a rain-free and cool Valentine's Day on Wednesday in Tampa Bay. In 2022, Gary Graham of St. Petersburg brought his Scottish terrier Ceilidh on her remote-controlled decorated wagon to Localtopia in St. Petersburg.
  19. Some workers are shown wearing facial coverings and long sleeves to protect themselves from the hot sun while working at USF St. Petersburg in this 2015 file photo.
  20. Congregation Rodeph Sholom’s property along Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa on Nov. 28, 2022.
  21. An aerial drone photo shows the neighborhoods in Redington Beach. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the town of Redington Beach would be entirely flooded with a 2-foot sea-level rise.
  22. The location of a 4.0 magnitude earthquake off the east coast of Florida recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey. Experts say earthquakes are rare, but not impossible, in and around Florida.
  23. An earthquake occurred shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday about 100 miles east of Cape Canaveral, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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