1. Seaweed covers the Atlantic shore in Frigate Bay, St. Kitts and Nevis, Aug. 3, 2022. On shore, sargassum is a nuisance — carpeting beaches and releasing a pungent smell as it decays. For hotels and resorts, clearing the stuff off beaches can amount to a round-the-clock operation.
  2. Culex lactator, a new mosquito species found in Florida, comes from a group of mosquito species that transmit the West Nile and St. Louis encephalitis viruses. The mosquito species originates in Central America and northern South America, according to University of Florida researchers.
  3. Two male mute swans feed along the banks of a small pond Tuesday in Palm Harbor.
  4. Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry will offer free admission Saturday when it hosts the second annual Tampa Bay Water Days.
  5. Water flows in Hillsborough County's Northwest Hillsborough Regional Reclaimed Water facility, Tuesday, March 15, 2022,  Tampa Bay Water approved an agreement Monday in which the county will inject the treated water underground to offset new water taken from an inland well to provide new drinking water to fast-growing southern Hillsborough County. TIMES.
  6. The beaches off Indian Rocks Beach are flush with visitors despite the presence of red tide earlier this month.
  7. In this photo taken with a drone, farmworkers and allies march through agricultural land on the first day of a five-day trek aimed at highlighting the Fair Food Program, which has enlisted food retailers to use their clout with growers to ensure better working conditions and wages for farmworkers. [REBECCA BLACKWELL | Associated Press]
  8. Former state Sen. Janet Cruz (left) and incumbent Lynn Hurtak (right) face each other in the April 25 runoff for the citywide District 3 seat on the Tampa City Council.
  9. From left, Pinellas County Commission Chairperson Janet Long, Indian Rocks Beach Mayor Cookie Kennedy, White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs Director Julie Chavez Rodriguez, Pinellas County Public Works Director Kelli Levy and Pinellas County Intergovernmental Liaison Brian Lowack. The group met March 6 at the White House as Pinellas County seeks help in a stalemate with the Army Corps of Engineers over beach renourishment policy.
  10. City of Tampa Water Department employees leave the dock as they fill the Hillsborough River with green dye. [CHRIS URSO | Times (2018)]
  11. Thick rafts of sargassum seaweed washed up on the seashore by the 71st Street area in Miami Beach on July 28, 2020.
  12. The beach off Indian Rocks Beach is flush with visitors despite the presence of red tide on Friday, Mar 10, 2023, off Pinellas County.
  13. Environmental lawyer Tom Reese is pictured in May 2000 in his home office.
  14. Discolored water is observed near Pinellas County beaches near Indian Shores during a flight with SouthWings volunteers on Friday.
  15. Rex and Rudolph, swim together at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium on Aug. 6, 2020. Rex, 8, is one of four dolphins to die at the facility in the last 16 months.
  16. Dead fish are seen along the shore of the intracoastal waters near the Dunedin Marina on Wednesday.
  17. An aerial view of the east side of Pine Key Island, formerly known as Beer Can Island, off the coast of Apollo Beach, between Apollo Beach and MacDill Air Force Base.
  18. Mark and Tamara Brandt were able to keep their Wimauma home powered during and after Hurricane Ian in September.
  19. A dead goliath grouper floats on the surface of the ocean on Aug. 8, 2021, in the Gulf of Mexico.
  20. Rex the dolphin came to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in 2020 with health challenges. He was determined to have significant hearing loss, making him nonreleasable.
  21. Aerial drone photo of the Hillsborough River near the site of a sewage spill from a lift station pictured on Thursday in Tampa.
  22. Aerial drone photo of the Hillsborough River near the site of a sewage spill from a lift station pictured Thursday in Tampa.
  23. Firestone has made greener tires made from the guayule desert shrub for the IndyCar Series. They'll appear in five races this year, including the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
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