The highly invasive New Guinea flatworm, which spreads quickly and upsets the food chain, has been sighted in Florida.
Florida officials have long been waging war with invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades National Park, where an ever-growing (but still hard to find) population of invasive pythons is so prevalent that it's taking a notable chunk out of local mammal populations. Unfortunately, most ecologists won't hesitate to say that the pythons are winning. Now however, the results of a new study may turn the tables, providing new information that can help focus efforts.
To protect their cats... and the rest of Florida's delicate ecosystem, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is launching a hunt for Nile monitor lizards in Palm Beach County. According to biologists, these large invasive lizards should be coming out of hiding to breed very soon, making it the perfect time for locals and professionals alike to strike.
Florida state is a bit infamous for the crazy things its people do, but what about its wildlife? One lucky photographer recently caught a local bobcat fishing for shark on a local beach. Now people are no-doubt wondering, "is that normal?!"
It's no secret that the world's pollinators have been having a rough time of things these past few decades. It's also no secret that pesticides - at least in part - are to blame. Now new research has determined that sprays commonly used to control mosquito populations in the United States may also be having an adverse effect on common butterfly populations.
It's that time of year when college students all over the country migrate to warmer climates for a good time. But the NOAA is urging spring breakers along the Gulf Coast in particular to avoid wild dolphins when hitting the beaches this week.
Researchers have long had anecdotal evidence that the mammal population in the Florida Everglades - a region famous for its wild and rich biodiversity - was on the decline. That's right, 'mammals' - as in all that's cute, furry, savage, and sly - ranging from skunks, to bats, to even bobcats. Now a new study has found the first concrete example of this decline, with invasive pythons named as the primary killers of the region's disappearing marsh rabbits.
Don't panic yet, but Florida's local guacamole looks to be in trouble. The state's multimillion dollar avocado industry is being threatened by invasive beetles and their deadly fungus, and researchers believe that only a perfect team-up between dogs and drones can stop it.
An endangered clouded leopard was just born at a zoo in Florida, and it just might be the cutest thing you've ever seen.
In a surprising announcement, the terms "climate change" and "global warming" have been banned from the vocabulary (i.e. reports, emails) of officials working at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), according to a report by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (FCIR).
In what can best be described as the most adorable invasion ever, hundreds of manatees recently took over a wildlife refuge in Florida, prompting the place to shut down.
A nine-foot-long hammerhead shark was found buried on a Florida beach Wednesday, the apparent victim of a fishing incident.
She's back, and this time to mark a new milestone in her long migrations. Since being tagged by researchers back in 2013, the social media sweetheart 'Katherine the great white shark' has traveled more than 10,000 miles around the United States coastline.
Florida state wildlife officials and specialists spent this week searching for northern African rock pythons just outside of the Everglades in a continued effort to keep the species from invading the vulnerable tropical wetlands. They called it quits on Thursday, reporting zero finds, and while that may sound bad, it's actually really good news.