By Rich Pollack and Jane Smith
By Willie Howard
A Boca Raton-based environmental consulting firm has taken over monitoring sea turtle nests on South Palm Beach, ending decades of monitoring by Robert Schonfeld, also known as the “turtle man.”
Schonfeld started monitoring sea
Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star
By Cheryl Blackerby
Green iguanas are not your unobtrusive 5-inch garden lizards that scurry across sidewalks and terraces.
An iguana, which can grow to 6
This is when they come. During these early summer months, the females labor up the sand on primordial missions to find safe locations to bury their eggs. They have been doing this on our shore long before air-conditioning was invented and condos
By Steve Plunkett
State wildlife officials are calling cellphones the “new 21st century hazard” to nesting sea turtles and reminding people not to take photos with their phones. Someone snapping a flash photo with the handy device could frighten o
By Willie Howard
Remember the correct slot size limit, bag limit and open seasons for snook?
What about the bag limit for pompano or the minimum sizes for m
By Rich Pollack
The town of Highland Beach is not giving up on its efforts to get boaters on the Intracoastal Waterway to slow down and create less wake — at least not yet.
For more than a decade, residents living along the Intracoastal hav
in trees, are hard to miss with their neon-green coloring.
were photographed in the same pigeon plum tree in Ocean Ridge.
Photos by Jerry Lower/ The
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Fishing is an important part of the Florida lifestyle as well as its economy. In spite of the obvious benefits, this leisure-time activity, on occasion, can lead to problems for birds and other wil
Tiger sharks and hammerheads can swim a little easier beginning Jan. 1. That’s when the harvest of three species of hammerhead sharks and tiger sharks becomes illegal in Florida waters. The hammerhead species protected include great, scalloped and sm
By Ron Hayes
On June 8, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission voted unanimously to remove the brown pelican from its list of threatened species for
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