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Ten Facts about Sea Turtles for World Sea Turtle Day In honor of World Sea Turtle Day, here are ten fun facts about our reptilian friends! Sea turtles are ancient! Fossil evidence of a 5000 pound sea turtle, measuring 13 feet long and 16 feet wide, was found in South Dakota in the 1970’s. This extinct species of sea turtle, known as Archelon, was thought to have lived in the shallow oceans that covered parts […]
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Coral Gables Plastic Bag Ban Coral Gables has become the first city in Florida to pass a plastic bag ban! This ban means that merchants are not allowed to provide consumers with plastic bags to carry any purchased items. Customers will be responsible for their own reusable bags or shops will need to provide reusable bags for purchase or paper bags. Anyone caught giving out plastic bags in the Gables area, regardless of the businesses […]
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Sea turtle nesting history in Miami and understanding the process Every year May 1st to October 31st Miami-Dade County beaches are graced with the presence of the magnificent dinosaurs of the sea!  For millions of years’ sea turtles have used Florida’s coastlines and beaches to create new generations of sea turtles. There are seven species of sea turtles worldwide, all of which are either threatened or endangered. Out of the seven species, three nest regularly […]
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National Invasive Species Awareness Week Written by Samantha Arner If you have ever been to Florida, you have heard of the mysterious giants that lurk deep in the Everglades. You have heard the stories of 16-foot pythons taking down full grown deer and wrestling alligators.  Although these stories seem too outrageous to be true, the reality is these gigantic pythons do exist and they are only one example of the thousands of invasive species that […]
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Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me: Screwworm Infestation in Miami Written by Sam Arner Maggots…the word alone is enough to make your skin crawl. We often associate the word with dirt and filth, but maggots are simply the larval stage of a fly. And just like all living things, a maggot’s got to eat. Typically, maggots feed on decaying animals to help fuel growth. Although disgusting, they are a vital clean-up crew for the environment. Notice […]
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Wild About Wildlife: When to Lend a Helping Hand      By: Samantha Arner Pets are generally curious creatures and as pet owners or dog walkers we are often left to witness where this curiosity leads them. Pets keep us on our toes and for many of us they are our direct connection with wildlife.  A natural instinct for any wild animal should be to run and hide. However, what if you notice that the baby […]
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