In recent years, Florida wildlife officials have been concerned the growing population of rhesus macaques living in Silver Springs State Park. They feared the nonnative animals were taking a toll on the region's ecosystem and had the potential to transmit diseases. But a new study by San Diego State University biologists proves otherwise.
Seven cold-stunned sea turtles were recently rescued from frigid waters off the coast of Florida. Four of the animals are expected to undergo surgery to remove debilitating tumors.
Thousands of blacktip sharks in a huge congregation were recently caught on-camera in South Florida.
North Atlantic right whales were given some more elbow room in critical foraging and breeding habitats off the coast of New England, Florida and South California. These new designations were made by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in hopes of further aiding the whales' recovery.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reinstated the “python challenge," which will run from Jan. 16 through Feb. 14 this year. Participants compete to catch the largest and longest Burmese pythons, as a means of protecting the Everglades National Park.
A nonprofit organization plans to clone a 2,000-year-old Bald Cypress tree in Florida's Big Tree Park.
The federally endangered snail kite seeks out homes that similar to its birthplace, according to new study. But this puts the birds at an increased risk of predation.
A new hybrid center pivot irrigation system sprays water above ground and pulls less water from underground, ultimately reducing the amount needed to grow potato crops.
Kissing bugs have spread to parts of Florida and other parts of the southern U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns. Here are five fast facts about the bloodsucking critters and the disease they carry.
A study from the University of Guelph looked at the rivulus fish, which lives among mangroves from Florida to Brazil. It controls its own body temperature in warming water by taking great leaps.
It turns out that alerting us when little Timmy take a dip in the well isn't all that Lassie is good for. Dogs in Florida recently revealed to experts that some 20 ancient and historic avocado trees have contracted a deadly disease.
A recent day on the Internet had the hashtag Flatshark. There are more than 500 rays and skates -- the "flatsharks" in question, all related to sharks. As public opinion turns in favor of sharks, scientists would like to see rays get attention, too.
Florida has become home to many invasive species that are threatening the Everglades. When non-native species establish themselves, it is harder to remove them. This puts an ecosystem's biodiversity at risk.
Green sea turtles are considered to be endangered worldwide. However, researchers from the University of Central Florida have counted a record-breaking number of nests, which suggests the species might be recovering.
According to new models, storm surges are expected to increase significantly in areas that aren't usually susceptible to tropical storms. Researchers call these cyclones Gray Swans, and believe that as climate change increase, so does the possibility of these potentially devastating storms.