Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

File photo of an American crocodile. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Crocodile Population Multiplies Nearly 10-Fold In South Florida

Crocodiles are making a comeback in South Florida.


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Missing Sarasota Hunter Found Dead in Pasco County

State wildlife officials say they’ve found the body of a hunter reported missing in the Tampa Bay area.


1 Dead After 2 Personal Watercrafts Crash in Lutz. (Photo credit: MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)

1 Dead After 2 Personal Watercrafts Crash in Lutz

LUTZ, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two personal watercrafts collided on a Tampa Bay-area lake, killing one man.

CBS Tampa–01/28/2012

Green Sea Turtle hatchling. (Photo credit: RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

Coast Guard Carries Rare Turtles to Warmer Waters

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Some endangered green sea turtle hatchlings hitched a ride with the U.S. Coast Guard to warmer waters in the Atlantic.

CBS Tampa–01/17/2012

File photo of a manatee being rescued (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Biologists Report 453 Fla. Manatee Deaths in 2011

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State wildlife officials are reporting the third straight year with high numbers of manatee deaths.

CBS Tampa–01/04/2012

A red tide in the Gulf of Mexico has resulted in hundreds of dead fish washing ashore in southwest Florida. (credit: Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP/Getty Images)

Hundreds Of Dead Fish Wash Ashore From Florida Red Tide

Hundreds of dead fish have washed ashore in southwest Florida because of red tide.


A hunter aims his rifle as the sun sets. (Photo credit: PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)

1 injured in hunting accident in Pasco Co.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials are investigating a hunting accident in Pasco County that left one person injured with a gunshot wound.

CBS Tampa–12/10/2011

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Man killed in Tampa Bay boating accident

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man died after he was thrown from a boat in Tampa Bay.

CBS Tampa–11/26/2011

Shrimper dies after falling overboard

HERNANDO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Tampa Bay area shrimper died after falling overboard in the Gulf of Mexico.

CBS Tampa–11/13/2011