1. Small planes are parked at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after it was forced to shut down due to flooding on April 13. It's been a rainfall tale of two states in Florida this year, where the southeast coast has been inundated by sometimes-record rainfall and much of the Gulf coast is dry as a bone.
  2. Staff move Romeo, a manatee from the Miami Seaquarium, into a pool at ZooTampa on Tuesday.
  3. A photo provided by Gatorland shows the white leucistic alligator. There are only seven leucistic alligators in the world, with three of them located at Gatorland Orlando, according to officials with the reptile park.
  4. Tesla electric vehicles are seen at Tesla chargers on May 10 in Westlake, Calif. A Senate proposal would require electric vehicle owners to pay $200 registration fees to try to offset anticipated losses in gas tax dollars.
  5. The Miami-Dade parks system wants to hire contractors to hunt and kill the creatures.
  6. Florida wildlife biologists began feeding manatees after a record 1,100 animals died in 2021. After two winters of feeding, the state says there is enough seagrass to warrant ending the feeding trial this winter.
  7. Fog blocks the sun in St. Petersburg on Monday morning. Portions of Tampa Bay were under a dense fog warning, with visibility one quarter of a mile or less, forecasters said.
  8. The Florida Aquarium in Tampa is working on a major expansion.
  9. Daniel Dickert wades through water in front of his home where the Steinhatchee River remained out of its banks on Aug. 30 after the arrival of Hurricane Idalia on Florida's west coast.
  10. Mateo Smith, better know as Trash Wolf, picks up litter along 54th Avenue in Lealman on Nov. 15. He figures he has collected over 5,000 pounds of litter.
  11. Customers shop at Parkesdale Market in Plant City on a steamy afternoon in September. Plant City demolished heat records this summer.
  12. A sinkhole recently opened under a wastewater treatment pond at Busch Gardens, dumping an estimated 2.5 million gallons of treated wastewater.
  13. The coldest weather since January is expected early this week when temperatures are expected to fall into the 40s in Tampa Bay and the 30s in some areas of the Nature Coast. In January, Goldie Limon, 1, of Clearwater, reached to help her mother, Jessica Limon, left, after selecting oranges while visiting the Dunedin Downtown Market with her parents.
  14. In June, a dead tiger shark washed up on Indian Shores, prompting town leaders to pass a ban on shark fishing from land.
  15. A pair of Green Sea Turtle hatchings make their way to the Atlantic Ocean in this Aug. 8, 2023, photo at the Canaveral Sea Shore in Cape Canaveral, Fla. By most measures, it was a banner year for sea turtle nests at beaches around the U.S., including record numbers for some species in Florida and elsewhere. Yet the positive picture for turtles is tempered by climate change threats, including higher sand temperatures that produce fewer males, changes in ocean currents that disrupt their journeys and increasingly severe storms that wash away nests. (Stella Maris/Florida Space Coast Office of Tourism via AP)
  16. An aerial drone view of the Gulf of Mexico looking west west from the beach on Treasure Island Beach on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023 in Pinellas County.
  17. Vesta Terminals holding oil are reflected in Tallinn, Estonia, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023. The oil and gas sector, one of the major emitters of planet-warming gases, will need a rapid and substantial overhaul for the world to avoid even worse extremes fueled by human-caused climate change, a report Thursday, Nov. 23, said.
  18. Hillary Pera of St. Petersburg and her 1-year-old, Rocko Pera, waves as 5K participants run by the start line during the 6th Annual Coffee Pot Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day 5K at North Shore Elementary School in St. Petersburg last November. This year's Thanksgiving week forecast includes some rain and cooler weather.
  19. Gary Mills, along with his great-grandson Sylar Geiger, takes a moment inside the taxidermy shop that Mills runs on Aug. 21 in Hernando.
  20. Meghan Ballard, of Palm Harbor, empties a container of recyclables into a collection bin at one of Pinellas County Solid Waste’s recycling drop centers on Thursday, Nov 16, 2023, in Dunedin.
  21. University of Florida and University of Maryland graduate students Komalpreet Singh, left, Sanneri Santiago and Kyle Brumfield process water samples taken from storm surge during Hurricane Ian in a University of Florida laboratory at the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment. Vibrio vulnificus infections peaked statewide last year, with most cases found in Southwest Florida after Ian.
  22. Debris from Hurricane Ian is strewn about the front yard of a Fort Myers Beach home Oct. 26, 2022, a month after the Category 4 storm hit the area.
  23. The National Hurricane Center is watching two areas of disturbed weather, one off the east coast of Florida and the other in the Caribbean Sea.
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