When the crocodiles of Joe Bay and Snag Bay decamped for Cape Sable, Everglades National Park had a good reason to open part of the crocs’ old private nesting habitat to fishing-doers. It happened, fittingly, on Thanksgiving Day. Their kind is out. Our kind is in. Did someone shout, “There goes the neighborhood!”?
Burmese python sightings are commonplace in southeast Florida, especially in the Everglades, but not so typically on water quality monitoring platforms at sea in Biscayne Bay.
A new video series produced by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida promises to give outsiders a real-life, up-close perspective of jobs in the world of boating. Called “Salty Jobs,” the educational series aims to showcase marine career opportunities throughout South Florida.
You’ve probably never heard of EE-3, a small artificial reef in the Gulf of Mexico. You might have heard briefly of James Taylor Waldron, a soldier who died in action in Vietnam, and was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry, but that was long ago and his brother supposes you’ve forgotten.
Nigel Ingram was once a typical yacht captain of the 1970s and ’80s, delivering racing boats throughout the United States and Europe with pickup crews and pushing 40- to 60-foot yachts across starting lines and race courses throughout the Atlantic.
When villains arise, so do heroes. Two cases in point: David Garrett of Ormond Beach slew 3,324 lionfish with a scuba diver’s spear gun. Samson, an Israelite, slew a thousand (estimated) Philistines with a donkey’s jawbone.

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