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File photo of pilot whales . (credit:  Andy Newman/Getty Images)

Necropsies Continue On Whales Beached Off SW Florida

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Biologists are continuing to perform necropsies on eight pilot whales that died in shallow waters off southwest Florida. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration biologist Erin Fougeres says a couple […]

CBS Tampa–01/22/2014

File photo of pilot whales . (credit:  Andy Newman/Getty Images)

Biologists Monitor Pilot Whales Off SW Florida

Wildlife officials are monitoring dozens of pilot whales spotted in shallow waters off southwest Florida.

CBS Tampa–01/20/2014

Scientists say 2013 was the wettest year for the continental U.S. since 2009. The average rainfall totaled 31 inches, 2 inches above the previous century's average.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Report: 2013 US Weather Was Wetter, Cooler Than Years Past

Scientists say 2013 was the wettest year for the continental U.S. since 2009. The average rainfall totaled 31 inches, 2 inches above the previous century’s average.

CBS Tampa–01/15/2014

Great white sharks may live longer than previously believed.  (credit: Tim Rock/Getty Images)

Study: Great White Sharks Can Live Up To 70 Years

Researchers find a shark’s lifespan may be similar to humans.

CBS Tampa–01/14/2014

File photo of a sperm whale on a beach. (Photo by Morten Stricker/AFP/Getty Images)

Dead Sperm Whale Found On South Fla. Beach

A large, dead sperm whale has washed up on a South Florida beach and federal biologists were on their way to examine the carcass.

CBS Tampa–01/10/2014

A lion sleeps in his enclosure. (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Lion That Escaped Tampa Bay-Area Wildlife Sanctuary Has Been Caught

A lion that slipped out of an enclosure at a Tampa Bay-area wildlife sanctuary has been caught and tranquilized.

CBS Tampa–01/03/2014

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Nature At Its Best: Man Captures Alligator Killing Burmese Python

This time around, the alligator got the best of the Burmese python.

CBS Tampa–12/24/2013

File photo of pelican. (Credit:  MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP/GettyImages)

Pelicans Found With Pouches Slashed

Authorities are investigating the deaths of several brown pelicans found with their pouches slashed in the Florida Keys.

CBS Tampa–12/21/2013

Killer whale "Tilikum" appears during its performance in its show "Believe" in Sea World on March 30, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. (credit: Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

SeaWorld Runs Ads After Performers Cancel

SeaWorld has set up a website and posted ads in a handful of newspapers around the nation in response to a critical documentary that inspired eight musical acts to cancel performances at the company’s Orlando marine park.

CBS Tampa–12/20/2013

File photo of two killer whales jumping out of the water at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida.  (credit: Jan Kopec/Getty Images)

‘Blackfish’ Prompts Heart To Cancel SeaWorld Gig

The rock bands Heart and Barenaked Ladies along with country singer Willie Nelson have canceled their planned performances at SeaWorld in Florida, citing the recent documentary “Blackfish,” which raises questions about the effects of captivity on whales.

CBS Tampa–12/09/2013