1. A sailboat remains moored in the shallows at low tide on the shore of the Anclote River on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, where developer Morgan Group has received approval to build 404 apartments on a 74-acre site.
  2. A pair of American bald eagle chicks sit in their nest atop a cellular communications tower Tuesday at U.S. 19 North near Drew Street in Clearwater.
  3. A pair of American bald eagle chicks sit in their nest atop a cell tower on Tuesday at US Hwy 19 N near Drew Street in Clearwater. The tower is across the street from BayCare Ballpark.
  4. Chlorinated water flows over a weir at the Howard F. Curren Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. Tampa City Council members indicated Thursday they will end a contract for the proposal known as PURE. The proposal called for using reclaimed water,  essentially, highly treated wastewater, to augment the city's existing water supply.
  5. Michael and Chantell Sackett of Priest Lake, Idaho, pose for a photo in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on Oct. 14, 2011. The Supreme Court on Thursday made it harder for the federal government to police water pollution in a decision that strips protections from wetlands that are isolated from larger bodies of water. The justices boosted property rights over concerns about clean water in a ruling in favor of an Idaho couple who sought to build a house near Priest Lake in the state’s panhandle.
  6. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its 2023 hurricane outlook on Thursday. Forecasters are anticipating a near-normal season. An aerial view of mobile homes could be seen piled together after being swept off of their lots by Hurricane Ian on Dec. 4 in Ft. Myers Beach.
  7. A row of damaged and destroyed homes sits on Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. More than 5,000 homes in Lee County were destroyed during Hurricane Ian in September 2022, and another 13,500 homes received "major" damage, according to data provided by the county.
  8. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a political roundtable, Friday, May 19, 2023, in Bedford, N.H. The Florida governor is one of Donald Trump's main contenders for the Republican nomination.
  9. A herd of bison grazes in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park on Aug. 3, 2016. Yellowstone National Park officials say they had to kill a newborn bison because its herd wouldn’t take the animal back after a man picked it up.
  10. Tap water flows into a sink. Hillsborough County rescinded its boil water notice for 95,000 customers in south-central portion of the county.
  11. From above, Trichodesmium blooms can look like oil slicks or streaks of pollution, as seen in this image taken in July 2021 in the Gulf of Mexico.
  12. Hillsborough County issued a boil water notice Tuesday for customers in south central portion of the county. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
  13. Joshua McCarty-Thomas, 46, of St. Petersburg, was arrested after authorities say that he stole two endangered Galapagos tortoises and a variety of rare books.
  14. The National Weather Service is calling for afternoon storms in Tampa Bay on Monday. Coastal areas may not see much rain, but more inland areas could see up to an in and half of rain, according to the Weather Service.
  15. A dead goliath grouper is shown floating on the surface in 2021 in the Gulf of Mexico. That year, red tide killed thousands of sea creatures.
  16. Robles Park on N Avon Avenue is one of 191 parks operated by the city of Tampa. A park master plan calls for upgrades to existing parks plus developing eight new parks and 35 miles of trails over the next 20 years.
  17. A Burmese python moves through the grass during a demonstration by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in 2015.  Among the 1,500 projects tucked into the record $117 billion budget Florida lawmakers passed this month is $3.35 million to expand efforts to remove Burmese pythons and other non-native fish and wildlife. The money also would go to “research and to assess risk and the efficacy of control efforts.”
  18. A bee hovers over the flowers of a jacaranda tree along Omaha Street in Palm Harbor.
  19. The closed sign at the entrance to the former Pebble Creek Golf Club in New Tampa.
  20. Wind turbines stand at an offshore wind farm in Britain.
  21. Dead fish lay at the high tide line on Clearwater Beach in March  during a recent red tide in Pinellas County. Critics of a proposed fertilizer ordinance study, who are urging a veto from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, say it would set back Florida's progress on water quality initiatives.
  22. USF medical researcher Dr. Joseph Dituri peers out of a large porthole on Saturday at Jules' Undersea Lodge positioned at the bottom of a 30-foot-deep lagoon in Key Largo. Dituri broke a record for the longest time living underwater at ambient pressure, his 74th day of a planned 100-day mission living submerged in the Florida Keys.
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