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Should beach-based shark fishing be banned in Florida?
 For generations, average Joe anglers cast their lines from Florida’s sandy shores hoping to land one of the ocean’s most ancient creatures, furtive shadows thrumming with power and intrigue. But the state is taking a closer look at the loosely regulated sport of beach-based shark fishing as concerns mount about...

Posted: 11 days ago

For generations, average Joe anglers cast their lines from Florida’s sandy shores hoping to land one of the ocean’s most ancient creatures, furtive shadows thrumming with power and intrigue. But the state is taking a closer look at the loosely regulated sport of beach-based shark fishing as concerns mount about...
NEW: Why hurricane forecast has drastically changed for rest of 2018

Confidence that 2018 will experience a below normal hurricane season increased substantially this week as global forces align to temper tropical activity.An updated forecast released Thursday by the federal Climate Prediction Center is now calling for a 60 percent chance of a less active storm season, a hefty change from a May forecast...

Posted: 12 days ago

Confidence that 2018 will experience a below normal hurricane season increased substantially this week as global forces align to temper tropical activity.An updated forecast released Thursday by the federal Climate Prediction Center is now calling for a 60 percent chance of a less active storm season, a hefty change from a May forecast...
BREAKING: 2018 hurricane forecast amended with new prediction
 Flagler Drive is raked by wind, rain and water from the Intracoastal Waterway in West Palm Beach Sunday afternoon, September
               10, 2017 as winds from Hurricane Irma rake the county. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post) A less active hurricane season is being predicted by the Climate Prediction Center in a new forecast released...

Posted: 12 days ago

Flagler Drive is raked by wind, rain and water from the Intracoastal Waterway in West Palm Beach Sunday afternoon, September 10, 2017 as winds from Hurricane Irma rake the county. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post) A less active hurricane season is being predicted by the Climate Prediction Center in a new forecast released...
Reliable Perseids put on light show this weekend
 The Perseids meteor shower, considered one of the most reliable celestial shows of the year, peaks this weekend. And this year, there is an added treat. A young moon means less additional light to compete with the shower named for mythical monster slayer and Greek hero Perseus. Check The Palm Beach Post radar map. A normal year for the Perseids...

Posted: 12 days ago

The Perseids meteor shower, considered one of the most reliable celestial shows of the year, peaks this weekend. And this year, there is an added treat. A young moon means less additional light to compete with the shower named for mythical monster slayer and Greek hero Perseus. Check The Palm Beach Post radar map. A normal year for the Perseids...
NEW: Should beach-based shark fishing be banned in Florida?
 For generations, average Joe anglers cast their lines from Florida’s sandy shores hoping to land one of the ocean’s most ancient creatures, furtive shadows thrumming with power and intrigue. But the state is taking a closer look at the loosely regulated sport of beach-based shark fishing as concerns mount about...

Posted: 18 days ago

For generations, average Joe anglers cast their lines from Florida’s sandy shores hoping to land one of the ocean’s most ancient creatures, furtive shadows thrumming with power and intrigue. But the state is taking a closer look at the loosely regulated sport of beach-based shark fishing as concerns mount about...
Can you vacuum up toxic algae? One Florida county will try
 Blue-green algae in Stuart, Florida, July 27, 2018. (Greg Lovett / The Palm Beach Post) With South Florida under siege this summer by blue-green algae and red tide, one county is testing a new approach at combating
            the toxic scum. Lee County in southwest Florida got permission from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection...

Posted: 19 days ago

Blue-green algae in Stuart, Florida, July 27, 2018. (Greg Lovett / The Palm Beach Post) With South Florida under siege this summer by blue-green algae and red tide, one county is testing a new approach at combating the toxic scum. Lee County in southwest Florida got permission from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection...
New hurricane forecast released as peak season approaches
 The official hurricane season begins June 1, but Mother Nature really turns up the heat beginning in mid-August when tropical
            cyclone activity typically spikes. But Colorado State University has some reassuring news today in its August updated forecast that continues to call for a below
            normal season. RELATED: ...

Posted: 19 days ago

The official hurricane season begins June 1, but Mother Nature really turns up the heat beginning in mid-August when tropical cyclone activity typically spikes. But Colorado State University has some reassuring news today in its August updated forecast that continues to call for a below normal season. RELATED: ...
NEW: Red tide is on a killing spree in Florida
 Scientists are trying to solve a biological murder mystery on Florida’s southwest coast as a red tide infection endures well past its typical expiration date leaving a trail of gory evidence. There’s little question thousands of dead fish that fouled Lee County beaches during the weekend and dozens of manatee corpses recovered...

Posted: 19 days ago

Scientists are trying to solve a biological murder mystery on Florida’s southwest coast as a red tide infection endures well past its typical expiration date leaving a trail of gory evidence. There’s little question thousands of dead fish that fouled Lee County beaches during the weekend and dozens of manatee corpses recovered...
Blacktip sharks vanishing from Palm Beach waters — why that’s not good
 For eight years Stephen Kajiura has flown a stretch of shoreline from Boca Raton to Jupiter during blacktip shark season, meticulously counting each shadow in the blue shallows of the Atlantic. Squeezed between the narrow continental shelf and swift Gulf Stream current, a unique shark bottleneck parallels Palm Beach County during the annual...

Posted: 20 days ago

For eight years Stephen Kajiura has flown a stretch of shoreline from Boca Raton to Jupiter during blacktip shark season, meticulously counting each shadow in the blue shallows of the Atlantic. Squeezed between the narrow continental shelf and swift Gulf Stream current, a unique shark bottleneck parallels Palm Beach County during the annual...
Sargassum harasses South Florida during worst seaweed assault on record
 People navigate their way through the seaweed while swimming near the Blue Heron Bridge. Tides pushed the seaweed into the
               Intracoastal Waterway, July 5, 2018 in Riviera Beach, Florida. The lifeguard on duty said its the most seaweed he has seen
               there. (Greg Lovett / The Palm Beach Post) South Florida’s...

Posted: 20 days ago

People navigate their way through the seaweed while swimming near the Blue Heron Bridge. Tides pushed the seaweed into the Intracoastal Waterway, July 5, 2018 in Riviera Beach, Florida. The lifeguard on duty said its the most seaweed he has seen there. (Greg Lovett / The Palm Beach Post) South Florida’s...
Another heartbreaking video of a dead manatee, but it’s not what some people think
 Another jarring video of a dead manatee on Florida’s west coast has surfaced on social media as red tide and blue-green algae
            continue to plague the area. The disturbing images, taken near the Cape Coral Yacht Club, show a female manatee tied to a dock with a smaller manatee clinging
            to it. In some videos, other...

Posted: 20 days ago

Another jarring video of a dead manatee on Florida’s west coast has surfaced on social media as red tide and blue-green algae continue to plague the area. The disturbing images, taken near the Cape Coral Yacht Club, show a female manatee tied to a dock with a smaller manatee clinging to it. In some videos, other...
Why is ugly, thick brownish seaweed cursing South Florida beaches?
 South Florida’s beaches faced a sargassum assault this summer that some scientists believe is part of the largest spread of the nomadic marine weed on record, and one that could continue through September. From the Keys through the Treasure Coast, islands of the brown algae floating on berry-like bladders have stained beaches and...

Posted: 21 days ago

South Florida’s beaches faced a sargassum assault this summer that some scientists believe is part of the largest spread of the nomadic marine weed on record, and one that could continue through September. From the Keys through the Treasure Coast, islands of the brown algae floating on berry-like bladders have stained beaches and...
What killed this baby manatee? Manatee mortality highest since 2013
 Florida Fish and Wildlife officers recovered the body of this baby manatee on Sunday, July 29 in Cape Coral. Photo contributed A photo taken Sunday in Cape Coral of a dead baby manatee has flooded social media as 
            blue-green algae and 
            red tide menace southwest Florida. The image, posted on the Facebook page of the...

Posted: 21 days ago

Florida Fish and Wildlife officers recovered the body of this baby manatee on Sunday, July 29 in Cape Coral. Photo contributed A photo taken Sunday in Cape Coral of a dead baby manatee has flooded social media as blue-green algae and red tide menace southwest Florida. The image, posted on the Facebook page of the...
BREAKING: Scientists feared Lake O’s algae bloom would do this
 The most recent satellite image of Lake Okeechobee’s blue-green algae bloom shows it grew over the weekend after falling to
            30 percent coverage earlier this month. A Sunday image shows about 40 percent of the lake infected with the cyanobacteria. That’s about 220 square miles. Sachi Mishra, a satellite oceanographer...

Posted: 22 days ago

The most recent satellite image of Lake Okeechobee’s blue-green algae bloom shows it grew over the weekend after falling to 30 percent coverage earlier this month. A Sunday image shows about 40 percent of the lake infected with the cyanobacteria. That’s about 220 square miles. Sachi Mishra, a satellite oceanographer...
Think you’re safe inside from lightning? So did this West Palm couple
 The sound was a pop, like the staccato burst of a single firecracker, or the blunt backfire of a car. Mike Hundley thought his wife had dropped a heavy pan in the kitchen of their West Palm Beach home. Then he heard her scream. Lightning remains a mystery in many respects, a bolt of electricity from clouds charged by a violent collision...

Posted: 25 days ago

The sound was a pop, like the staccato burst of a single firecracker, or the blunt backfire of a car. Mike Hundley thought his wife had dropped a heavy pan in the kitchen of their West Palm Beach home. Then he heard her scream. Lightning remains a mystery in many respects, a bolt of electricity from clouds charged by a violent collision...
JUST IN: New Lake O satellite image of blue-green algae
 Extent of cyanobacteria on Lake Okeechobee as seen July 26, 2018 by infrared satellite images from the Sentinel-3a operated
               by the EU Meterological Satellite Office. The blue-green algae coverage on Lake Okeechobee remains at about 30 percent as seen in the latest satellite image released
            today by the National Oceanic...

Posted: 25 days ago

Extent of cyanobacteria on Lake Okeechobee as seen July 26, 2018 by infrared satellite images from the Sentinel-3a operated by the EU Meterological Satellite Office. The blue-green algae coverage on Lake Okeechobee remains at about 30 percent as seen in the latest satellite image released today by the National Oceanic...
Blacktip sharks are vanishing from PB County waters — why that’s not good
 For eight years Stephen Kajiura has flown a stretch of shoreline from Boca Raton to Jupiter during blacktip shark season, meticulously counting each shadow in the blue shallows of the Atlantic. Squeezed between the narrow continental shelf and swift Gulf Stream current, a unique shark bottleneck parallels Palm Beach County during the...

Posted: 25 days ago

For eight years Stephen Kajiura has flown a stretch of shoreline from Boca Raton to Jupiter during blacktip shark season, meticulously counting each shadow in the blue shallows of the Atlantic. Squeezed between the narrow continental shelf and swift Gulf Stream current, a unique shark bottleneck parallels Palm Beach County during the...
NEW: Lake O discharges reduced; algae issue heats up in D.C.
 Northern estuaries stained with blue-green algae will see a more than 30 percent reduction in harmful Lake Okeechobee discharges beginning Friday as pressure mounts for a speedier solution to stop the poisonous blooms. The Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday it will cut flows into the St. Lucie Estuary by 35 percent, and reduce...

Posted: 25 days ago

Northern estuaries stained with blue-green algae will see a more than 30 percent reduction in harmful Lake Okeechobee discharges beginning Friday as pressure mounts for a speedier solution to stop the poisonous blooms. The Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday it will cut flows into the St. Lucie Estuary by 35 percent, and reduce...
BREAKING: Corps to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee
 The Army Corps of Engineers announced this morning it will reduce the flows from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and
            St. Lucie estuares. The discharges are blamed for contributing to the spread of blue-green algae on the Treasure Coast and western waterways. Dena Aiello rides her Sea-Doo in the algae laden water on Lake...

Posted: 26 days ago

The Army Corps of Engineers announced this morning it will reduce the flows from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuares. The discharges are blamed for contributing to the spread of blue-green algae on the Treasure Coast and western waterways. Dena Aiello rides her Sea-Doo in the algae laden water on Lake...
Lobster lovers flock to mini-season in Palm Beach and beyond
 Boats bobbed from Mar-a-Lago to The Breakers over the nearshore reef off Palm Beach on Wednesday, dive flags signaling their captains’ intentions and hope, that on this day, they would bring home some bugs. The two-day mini lobster season kicked off at 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, the first chance since March 31 for recreational lovers of...

Posted: 27 days ago

Boats bobbed from Mar-a-Lago to The Breakers over the nearshore reef off Palm Beach on Wednesday, dive flags signaling their captains’ intentions and hope, that on this day, they would bring home some bugs. The two-day mini lobster season kicked off at 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, the first chance since March 31 for recreational lovers of...
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