1. Hillsborough County's water treatment plant in Lithia. The county's south-central utility system serves 465,000 people.
  2. A cyclist rides beneath a heavy canopy of trees along a street in Tampa's Hyde Park area on Friday. Pollen levels are peaking in the Tampa Bay area.
  3. A worker at a San Francisco medical cannabis clinic prepares packets of marijuana buds for sale. The industry is booming in Florida. [Associated Press File Photo]
  4. A critically endangered North Atlantic Right whale like the one pictured here was found dead over the weekend off the coast of South Carolina.
  5. Some of the eastern black rail's preferred habitat in Florida has been converted to homes and golf course communities.
  6. Brad Husserl, 60, of Tarpon Springs, left Don Richter, 64, of Palm Harbor, second from left, Kay Carter, 68, Tarpon Springs, second from right, listen as Kay's husband Tex, 68, speaks Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020 in Tarpon Springs. The group formed a nonprofit called WK Preservation Group Inc. in March in order to save the approximate 14 acres of land located along Klosterman Road in Tarpon Springs.
  7. An egret wades in the Indian River Lagoon, where nutrients from fertilizer, septic tank and road runoff are killing seagrass.
  8. In this 2019 file photo, a female shark swims in shallow water near Little Bahama Bank nicknamed Tiger Beach because of the numerous tiger sharks found in the area.
  9. House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, unveils bill proposals dealing with sea level rise and flooding. He spoke on the campus of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
  10. A black and white tegu lizard takes a drink of water in its quarters in 2013 after being confiscated from a home in Oldsmar.
  11. The Gladys Douglas property includes 44 acres in unincorporated Pinellas County.
  12. Divers and swimmers enjoy Ginnie Springs in High Springs in August 2016.
  13. The Wekiva River system, including springs, tributaries, wetlands and forest, has been crowded by metro Orlando and suburban Lake County, making it one Florida’s most costly and challenging environmental treasures to protect.
  14. A squirrel explores a fallen tree near Chris Wirt, 44, of Lutz, on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Tarpon Springs. Wirt is the owner of AAAC Wildlife Removal of Tampa. He wears a large gator tooth, from a 12'8" gator.
  15. A small alligator sits on a log along a bank in the Maurepas Swamp in Ruddock, La. In the Trump administration’s last days, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed a change to rules protecting alligators. Opponents say it's an end run around the chance that Louisiana might lose a federal court challenge to California’s ban on alligator products. The government is taking comments until March 22, 2021, on the proposed change.
  16. Carlos Mandez waits in line to fill his propane tanks Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Houston. Customers had to wait over an hour in the freezing rain to fill their tanks. Millions in Texas still had no power after a historic snowfall and single-digit temperatures created a surge of demand for electricity to warm up homes unaccustomed to such extreme lows, buckling the state's power grid and causing widespread blackouts.
  17. An HEB grocery store employee hands out flowers to customers waiting in line in the snow Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Austin, Texas. The store did not have any milk, eggs, meat or refrigerated items. Temperatures dropped into the single digits as snow shut down air travel and grocery stores.(AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
  18. The new St. Pete Pier is shown under construction in late 2019.
  19. Thousands of Atlantic green sea turtles and Kemp's ridley sea turtles suffering from cold stun are laid out to recover Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 at the South Padre Island Convention Center on South Padre Island, Texas.
  20. A rooster hops on the railing of a resident's front porch at The Quarter at Ybor complex, where some residents complain the chickens ruin landscaping and poop at the pool.
  21. The South Skyway Fishing Pier is the focus of concerns about Pelican mutilation.
  22. Glacier researchers use crampons and fixed ropes to climb out of a 100-meter-deep moulin on the Greenland Ice Sheet.
  23. The Bruce T. Haddock Water Treatment Plant is seen Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 in Oldsmar. Local and federal authorities are investigating after an attempt Friday to poison the city of Oldsmar’s water supply, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said Monday.