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WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Valentine's Day approaches, many strive to plan romantic activities or getaways.
Marine biologists in Florida say they have official confirmation the venomous lionfish has spread down the Atlantic Coast to Miami. Divers from Biscayne National Park captured the invader from the Pacific in the bow of a freighter 60 feet below the surface after a sport diver reported sighting a zebra-striped fish, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday. Terry Helmers, a park diver, said it took two dives to find the fish in the scattered debris. We probably all swam past it a couple of times,...
By Tere Figueras Negrete, The Miami Herald Jul. 14--The thousands of visitors who come to Biscayne National Park in the coming months -- to snorkel through coral reefs, glide along on a glass-bottom boat or cast a rod into the rippling waves -- may well owe a debt of gratitude to Lloyd Miller.
The shallow waters from Key Largo north to Arsenicker Keys have been clouded by a blue-green algae bloom spreading across 175 square miles of Florida and Biscayne bays since autumn.
Biscayne National Park is located in the southern area of Florida in the United States. The park holds 172,971 acres, of which ninety-five percent consists of water. Native Americans first inhabited the area when water levels were low in the Biscayne Bay. Evidence has been found in the area supporting the inhabitance of other Native Americans, like the Tequesta people, from at least 2,500 years ago. European settlement did not occur in the area until the 19th century, when farmers settled on...
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.