After many years of a fishing ban in the U.S. on this endangered species, the goliath grouper population is recovering as sports fishermen and charter boat operators in the Keys report that the 800-pound fish has been causing big trouble according to National Geographic.
While most people get cake on their birthday, Snooty gets into the Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest manatee (in captivity). Born on July 21, 1948 as the first manatee born in captivity, Snooty was brought to South Florida Museum as an 11-month-old calf in 1949. Now 68 years old, Snooty currently lives at the Parker Manatee Aquarium at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton.
A Tequesta man was arrested by authorities for poaching 107 sea turtle eggs on Jupiter Island in Florida.
A massive gator of around 780 pounds was found in Florida last weekend. Of all the hunts done by Outwest Farm hunters, this was one of their biggest catches.
Even giant snakes cannot resist the Sunshine State. A record-breaking 16-foot python was recently captured in South Florida, setting a new record for the state for the largest male ever caught.
In Florida's month-long 2016 Python Challenge, 106 invasive Burmese pythons were turned in by hunters. These non-native snakes have a huge impact on the Everglades ecoystem, and wildlife officials say that the hunt's biggest benefit is spreading awareness. Plus, some really big snakes are brought in.