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April 19, 2017

On a late November morning, Florida Tech marine biologist Robert van Woesik and several of his students are aboard a 25-foot dive boat, speeding several miles east of Key Largo to the site of an underwater coral nursery.

Wrapped tightly in wet suits, they wriggle into w...

March 2, 2017

It’s Florida’s most iconic native food.

Scores of restaurants have achieved legendary status by serving succulent stone crab claws. Sweet and tender, the meat resembles lobster in appearance and flavor, only with a richer taste. Eagerly anticipated, the annual harvest o...

February 3, 2017

Each year from December through March a remarkable event takes place. North Atlantic right whales migrate to the warm, calm coastal waters of the southeast Atlantic coast to give birth and nurse their calves. Then in the spring  they head back north to feeding grounds...

January 12, 2017

Big Cypress Swamp: A Watery Wilderness

By Terry Conway

Call it America’s Amazon. A place of immense natural beauty with orchid species and bromeliads (air plants) everywhere. Stillness and serenity reign.

The Big Cypress National Preserve is a mosaic of open saw...

November 7, 2016

Back in the late 19th century a four acre spit of land was a thriving bird rookery in the Indian River Lagoon. Beautiful herons, egrets, spoonbills and pelicans were so plentiful it was hard to fathom that these birds might soon disappear.

However, with the introduction...

September 28, 2016

Feeling lucky? Pompano Beach, Fla. officials sure are. They’re betting a recently sunken former New York City tanker will become a scuba diving hot spot as well as providing a much needed boost to south Florida’s fragile coral reefs.

Formerly known as Newtown Creek, the...

September 1, 2016

It  was dubbed “bald” island by early river pilots searching for  a landmark when entering the Cape Fear River. Devoid of vegetation, the headland stood out in contrast to the forest behind it on the island's southwest point. The marker still is essential in keeping oc...

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