1. A python hunt started Friday in the Florida Everglades. This photo shows University of Florida researchers holding a 15-foot Burmese python captured in Everglades National Park in 2009. The python had just eaten a 6-foot alligator.
  2. Weeki Wachee mermaid Bonnie Georgiadis is pictured on this postcard as she looked during the early days of her 37-year Weeki Wachee career. Georgiadis died at 86 in July 2022.
  3. President Joe Biden speaks about the economy during a meeting with CEOs on the White House complex in Washington on Thursday.  An unexpected deal reached by Senate Democrats could help Biden come close to meeting his pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, experts said.
  4. Two people died in the Florida Keys during the first day of lobster mini-season, officials said.
  5. SeaWorld Rescue and other partners assess manatee TexasTeeMiguel's health after rescuing him from Galveston Bay, Texas on Dec. 4, 2021. The ailing manatee that was found and rehabilitated in Texas late last year was flown to Florida on a cargo plane and released Wednesday into Kings Bay in Crystal River.
  6. Driector Stephen Guidry White looks into his monitor while Brian Ham films a scene. A film crew shooting for National Geographic films a scene depicting a shark attacks for the second season of "Shark Attack Files" in December in Treasure Island.
  7. The annual Perseid meteor shower streak across the sky, seen here in 2014, started up on July 17 and will continue to dot the night sky through Aug. 24. The peak this year, when the most meteors will shoot across the sky, is expected to be Aug. 11-13.
  8. An aerial view of part of the Childs Park industrial corridor, including the Howco Environmental Services oil recycling plant, and adjacent homes. A longstanding odor problem tied to the industrial area has raised worries about air quality and health effects, and the corridor in general has been a point of concern documented by the city for decades. Neighbors' recent work to tackle the smells and raise awareness are reflected in a new city report.
  9. An air tanker flies past flames while battling the Oak Fire in Mariposa County, Calif., Sunday. Wildfires, floods and soaring temperatures have made climate change real to many Americans. Yet a sizeable number continue to dismiss the scientific consensus that human activity is to blame. That's in part because of a decades-long campaign by fossil fuel companies to muddy the facts and promote fringe explanations.
  10. An Orlando man was sent to the hospital Monday after a shark in Daytona Beach bit him, officials said.
  11. The Oak Fire burns behind a scorched pickup truck in the Jerseydale community of Mariposa County, Calif., on Sunday.
  12. Rosa Chavez, of New York City, applies sunscreen as she and friend Arlene Rodriguez visit Promised Land State Park on Sunday in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains in Greentown, Pa. Residents around the Northeast braced for potentially record-breaking temperatures Sunday as a nearly weeklong hot spell continued.
  13. Flames consume a home on Triangle Rd. as the Oak Fire burns in Mariposa County, Calif., on Saturday, July 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
  14. The Tampa Bay area can expect thunderstorms throughout Friday evening and the weekend. This is a photo of severe weather taken in July 2021.
  15. SeaTrek, an "underwater walking tour," will open July 23 at the Florida Aquarium. Aquarium officials say the main goal of the attraction is to give children from underserved communities a water experience they may otherwise never have.
  16. In downtown Tampa, Jeremy Freeman, left, of Metropolitan Ministries mobile outreach BrigAIDe, hands a bottled water to Jorge Jimenez, 58, who is homeless.
  17. An unidentified member of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium's Rescue Team holds a distressed dolphin calf that got caught in the remains of a crab trap near Pier 60 in Clearwater on Wednesday. The calf was taken to SeaWorld Orlando for rehabilitation.
  18. Fewer manatee deaths have been recorded so far this year in Florida compared to the record-setting numbers in 2021, but wildlife officials cautioned Wednesday that chronic starvation remains a dire and ongoing threat to the marine mammals.
  19. President Joe Biden speaks during the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland in November. Biden on Wednesday will announce new actions on climate change that he can take on his own.
  20. A man refreshes his face at a fountain in Trafalgar Square in central London on Tuesday, when Britain shattered its record for highest temperature ever registered with a provisional reading of 102.4 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the country's weather office.
  21. Authorities say a Florida woman was found dead after falling in a pond and being grabbed by two alligators. This photo shows an alligator in Port Richey last year.
  22. A remote-controlled robot named BeBot rolls over a patch of sand in Indian Shores during a cleanup demonstration on Thursday, July 14, 2022. BeBot is part of a campaign by Keep Pinellas Beautiful to raise awareness about debris left by humans that lurks under the beach surface and eventually winds up in the Gulf of Mexico.
  23. A South Florida found an iguana in her toilet this week. This is a photo of an iguana found in a toilet in 2019 in Miami. Iguanas often get into sewer systems and then look to escape, sometimes swimming up into toilets.
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