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  1. A picture of Lake Conservation Park, which was closed by Hillsborough County in response to the Coronavirus outbreak in March 2020. [JEFFREY S. SOLOCHEK  |  Times]
  2. Traffic moves through some street flooding near Edison Ave and Bayshore Blvd. as severe storms reach the area in April 2019. [MONICA HERNDON  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  3. Florida Department of Environmental Protection staff conduct regular seagrass monitoring to assess the health and diversity of seagrass meadows within the St. Martins Marsh and Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Preserves north of Tampa Bay. The state Legislature approved extending the aquatic preserve to all of Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties.

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  5. A Florida panther [CARLTON WARD JR   |  by Carlton Ward Jr / CarltonWard]
  6. A rare right whale and her calf showed up in the Gulf of Mexico near Pensacola. Normally the remaining 400 right whales stay in the Atlantic Ocean. They migrate south from New England every spring to give birth to their calves off St. Augustine. This pair were previously spotted in February off Key Largo, then showed up in the northern Gulf. [Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research]
  7. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and surrounding area before sunset. [[Madeline Fox | WLRN]]
  8. Pinellas County Commissioner  Janet Long
  9. Tampa International Airport will pay $520,000 for “Home,” by artist Matthew Mazzotta, to be placed in the main terminal. (Tampa International Airport) [Tampa International Airport]
  10. Smog envelops the Tampa skyline in June 2001 as commuters make their way home during the evening rush hour. An environmental report at the time gave the community a grade of F for air quality.  On Wednesday, the state announced that the region and state's air had never been cleaner. [Times (2001)]
  11. Gary Raulerson, an ecologist with the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, shows an upland area in Fort De Soto Park. The Tampa Bay Estuary Program and scientists from the University of Florida are monitoring several sites around the region to observe the effects of sea level rise over time. [SCOTT KEELER  |  TAMPA BAY TIMES]
  12. Dr. Peter Pritchard of Oviedo was the world's leading expert on turtles and tortoises. He displayed the world's largest collection of specimens at his Chelonian Research Institute where he gave tours to anyone for free. He died Tuesday at age 76. [Courtesy of the Chelonian Research Institute] [Chelonian Research Institute, Oviedo]
  1. Drone video posted by See Through Canoe shows David Beede of Shallow Point Fishing Charters scraping a manatee's back with a fishing pole. [See Through Canoes]
  2. The candidates running for Clearwater City Council Seat 1/mayor are (left to right): Elizabeth "Sea Turtle" Drayer, Frank Hibbard, Bill Jonson and Morton Myers. [TARA MCCARTY  |  Times]
  3. The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute purchased 775 acres in central Pasco County for a planned expansion. TIMES [VYCELLIX, A SWEDISH CANCER THERAPY RESEARCH COMPANY, IS SETTING UP ITS U.S. HEADQUARTERS NEAR THE H. LEE MOFFITT CANCER CENTER & RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN TAMPA. (TIMES FILES]
  4. Debbie and her husband Michael, of Parkersburg, West Virginia, fish from the Dunedin Causeway Thursday. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission extended the period of catch and release for several species of fish along the west coast of Florida. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  5. A slurry of dead fish, the result of Red Tide, moved out of Clearwater Harbor on the north side of Sand Key Park during a 16-month-long algae bloom. So many fish were killed that the state is limiting anglers to catch-and-release when it comes to snook, redfish and sea trout.  [Times photo (2018) by Douglas R. Clifford]
  6. A pair of wood storks, left, and a large group of white ibis rest and feed in a wetland area off Loop Road in the Big Cypress National Preserve. Florida is home to more wetlands than any other state except Alaska. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times (2008)]
  7. Pasco County commissioners introduced an ordinance Tuesday governing upkeep of empty property after residents complained about the condition of the Links Golf Club in Hudson, which closed in June 2019. [MICHELE MILLER  |  Times]
  8. Rep. Blaise Ingoglia on the floor of the Florida House in 2017. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times] [SCOTT KEELER  |  TAMPA BAY TIMES]
  9. In this radar image from the National Weather Service's Key West facility, a massive flock of migratory birds is seen moving north early Monday. The green/yellow objects are biological objects flying north over the Keys. The darker blue objects indicate rain. [National Weather Service]
  10. These marine mammals were named "right whales" because they were considered by whalers to be "the right ones to hunt." [NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION]
  11. Island Estates, a neighborhood in Clearwater Bay. There are three City Council races on this year's ballot as the city prepares for the realities of climate change. [LUIS SANTANA   |   TIMES  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  12. Florida Department of Environmental Protection staff conduct regular seagrass monitoring to assess the health and diversity of seagrass meadows within the St. Martins Marsh and Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Preserves north of Tampa Bay. A state legislator wants to extend the aquatic preserve to all of Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties.

Charlie Shoemaker for The Pew Charitable Trusts [Charlie Shoemaker for The Pew Charitable Trusts]
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