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New Species Of Bass Discovered In Florida
2013-05-08 14:15:09

Scientists in Florida recently announced that they have discovered a new species of black bass that they've dubbed the "Choctaw bass" in the southeastern United States.

Huge Eyeball Found On Florida Beach: Squid or Swordfish?
2012-10-12 10:11:52

Finding artifacts washed ashore on beaches around the globe are fairly common occurrences. Finding marine animals and their body parts are just as common.

2010-05-21 06:00:00

LAKE WORTH, Fla., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Bass fishermen will want to stow a digital camera in the tackle box this summer for a chance to win $1 million for catching a record largemouth bass anywhere in Florida. BountyFishing.com, the place where anglers compete for cash prizes uploading photos of the biggest fish, announced on May 21 the Florida Million Dollar Bass Bounty - an Internet-managed tournament that will pay $1 million to the fisherman who sets the new state largemouth bass record....

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2009-11-06 14:41:42

Officials in Florida say they are seeing more invasive species of snakes entering into the warm semi-tropic climate.

2009-07-31 14:28:16

Florida wildlife authorities said a 17-foot, 2-inch Burmese python was captured and destroyed on a private property in Okeechobee County. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said the 207-pound reptile, which was captured and killed Thursday, did not have a pet microchip required for those snakes considered reptiles of concern, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Friday. "Its stomach contents were examined, but nothing identifiable was found inside,'' the commission said in...

2008-09-22 18:00:19

By MATT COLEMAN The rare addax antelope that roam John Shaw's Putnam County animal sanctuary are gentle and graceful to behold.

2008-09-15 18:00:18

By JIM SUTTON The coming week will be one of big meetings, big issues and potentially big trouble for anglers from North Carolina down to the Florida Keys.

2008-06-27 12:03:10

By Anita Hardin, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jun. 27--Those 8 to 18 are invited from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday to the auditorium of the Lake County Agricultural Center at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares for the introductory day of World Cultural Exploration.

2008-06-21 15:00:29

By Anita Hardin, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jun. 21--The Golden Triangle YMCA will offer soccer camps from 9 a.m. to noon or 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through June 27; June 30-July 4; and July 28-Aug. 1.


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Florida Black Bear, Ursus americanus floridanus
2013-05-17 11:12:26

The Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus) is a subspecies of the American black bear. It once held a range that included Florida and southern areas of Georgia and Alabama. Today it occurs in these areas and in southern Mississippi, but its range is now fragmented. This species prefers a habitat within forested areas like sand-pine scrub, wetlands, oak scrub, and upland hardwood forests. This is the only species of bear to prefer a subtropical habitat. The Florida black bear...

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