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Florida is in the last few months of its sea turtle nesting season. State wildlife officials say during this critical time for the hatchlings, it’s important the public leaves them alone.

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Florida wildlife officials are investigating the illegal painting of another animal. After recent reports about turtles, now officials are seeing the same thing happen to a particular bird.

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If you hook a pelican or any other seabird by mistake, Florida wildlife officials want anglers to know it’s important not to cut the line. Craig Faulhaber is the Avian Conservation Coordinator with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. He says to start, it’s better to reel the bird in slowly and evenly.

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Florida wildlife officials are asking the public for their help in deciding rules for venomous reptiles.

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Florida wildlife officials are kicking off a series of statewide workshops to promote gopher tortoise conservation among local officials. They’ll begin this week in the Panhandle.

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Starting in the Panhandle, Florida wildlife officials are holding a few public workshops on the potential designations of Critical Wildlife areas. The goal is to protect vulnerable wildlife—mainly birds—from human disturbances and predators.

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An Okaloosa County man is this year’s Boating Officer of the Year in Florida and could soon hold the national title as well.

A Panhandle lawmaker is asking the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to conduct a public workshop after what he says are increased bear encounters in Santa Rosa County.

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If you’re on a Florida waterway, you may encounter some manatees that appear to be splashing and cavorting. But, Florida wildlife officials say that’s actually the sea cows breeding and they’re asking the public to give the marine mammals some space.

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The Lionfish Removal Challenge is underway, and Florida wildlife officials say so far, thousands of the invasive species have been removed—most from the Panhandle area.

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Florida wildlife officials are continuing to monitor the aftermath of Tropical Storm Colin and its impact on sea turtle nests across the state. The storm destroyed several hundred nests, but officials say Floridians can help.

Seminole County commissioners are adding their voices to the growing opposition to what would be the second bear hunting season in Florida since the 1970s.

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This week is National Safe Boating Week. It kicked off right around the start of Florida’s boating season.

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Florida wildlife officials are their latest lionfish removal effort as a great success.

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Florida wildlife officials are looking to create more sanctuaries across the state to protect vulnerable wildlife from everyday human disturbances during the most critical time in their lives.

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A state lawmaker wants Florida students to be taught about boating safety in schools.

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Florida wildlife officials have unveiled a pilot program in the Florida Panhandle as part of their latest lionfish removal efforts.

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Starting Friday, seasonal manatee zones will be in effect. Florida wildlife officials are warning boaters to slow down for the sea cows to avoid injuring them.

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Florida wildlife officials are continuing to look into new ways to help target an invasive species plaguing state waterways. They’ve started the lionfish state records program.

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Wildlife attacks on pets and livestock are on the rise in Florida. State wildlife officials are reminding residents and visitors to take some extra precautions.

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State wildlife officials are kicking off the 2016 Python Challenge to remove the invasive species from the Everglades next month. But, ahead of the month-long competition, they’re promoting a virtual contest that’s already underway.

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November is Manatee Awareness Month, and Florida wildlife officials want boaters to be aware of manatees on the move during their migration period.

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Thursday marked the start of stone crab claw harvest season for recreational and commercial use in state and federal waters.

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State wildlife officials are encouraging divers to use certain devices to signal they’re scuba diving or snorkeling.

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State wildlife officials want fishing enthusiasts to know about the hazards of a certain fishing line that could injure and even cause the death of Florida wildlife.

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