Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

File photo of turtle. (Credit:  BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

Three Men Face Charges For Killing Endangered Gopher Tortoises

Three young men face charges of torturing and killing endangered gopher tortoises in central Florida.


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

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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


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