Mixed Blessings

A magnificent Florida Panther Picture credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers   On our news this morning were at first glance what appeared to be three happy/good stories. After so many wildlife tragedies in the news lately, these were absolutely welcomed and needed to be shared. First the numbers for our critically endangered Florida Panther have reported to have rebounded and were cause […]

Coral Crisis

Many thousands of species call Coral Reefs home~ Picture credit: underwater universe   Yesterday on WUCF, our local PBS Channel, there was an excellent dual story about Coral Reefs and the depressing decline of them worldwide and also one about the alarming situation with Oysters. Coral Reefs are one of the most threatened and most in […]

Gone is Forever

A Green Sea Turtle Hatchling Photo credit: Manuel Heinrich Emha   As someone who has in the past,  been  fond of deep-fried shrimp, as of today, it is off of my menu, forever! I try very hard to be a vegetarian, but alas, shrimp was a guilty weakness, but now, no more. In my mail this morning was […]

You’re On Your Own!

The Tiger Shark is a regular visitor to Florida Beaches. Picture credit: Albert Kok   This story has been on our local news for several days and it has Floridians divided,  once again. I truly did not want to write about this, but the story will not go away. Those who fish of course, are completely opposed […]

Animal Awareness Alert~

       A Florida Black Bear in the Ocala Forest and a Florida Manatee mother and baby Black Bear picture credit:  FFWCC,  Manatee picture credit: http://www.sfwmd.gov The Black Bear pictured here was taken in an area quite near our house and according to Wikipedia: “which supports the highest density population of black bears in North America.”   […]

Cocoa Says NO!

The Pier at Cocoa Beach Picture credit:  Mike Russell   On our local news this morning,  came a most unexpected joy. It was announced today,  that the City of Cocoa Beach had rejected offshore Seismic Testing. Those in this Committee actually said that they don’t want it, because it has been said to harm Whales and Dolphins. Did I hear right? […]

Masticating Mollusks~

Oyster Sloop, Cos Cob Painting credit: Frederick Childe Hassam   The sun is out here in our part of the  Sunshine State  for the first time this week, the rain has finally stopped, although we desperately needed it, but nearly a week of not seeing sunlight, got to be a bit overwhelming. And with this bright […]

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