wildlife http://wlrn.org en Florida's Most Famous Manatee Celebrates 65th Birthday http://wlrn.org/post/floridas-most-famous-manatee-celebrates-65th-birthday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The oldest manatee ever to be held in captivity celebrated his&nbsp;</span>65th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> birthday on Sunday.</span></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 18:43:00 +0000 Daniel Rivero 17713 at http://wlrn.org Florida's Most Famous Manatee Celebrates 65th Birthday Red Tide Claims 170 Manatees, But South Florida Population Should Be Spared http://wlrn.org/post/red-tide-claims-170-manatees-south-florida-population-should-be-spared <p>One of Florida's most beloved endangered species is facing a tough end to the winter. State wildlife officials have confirmed the deaths of more than 170 <a href="http://ecos.fws.gov/speciesProfile/profile/speciesProfile.action?spcode=A007" target="_blank">manatees</a> in Southwest Florida as red tide impacts regional populations of the gentle water-dwelling mammals.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:01:34 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 10926 at http://wlrn.org Red Tide Claims 170 Manatees, But South Florida Population Should Be Spared Tagged Vultures May Solve Mystery About Why They Attack Cars In The Everglades http://wlrn.org/post/tagged-vultures-may-solve-mystery-about-why-they-attack-cars-everglades <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In January,&nbsp;</span>WLRN<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;reported on the curious -- and destructive -- habits of some of the Everglades National Park's vulture population. The birds have been reported to "attack" parked vehicles, picking off rubber and vinyl. The baffling and costly behavior has led Everglades' staff to pass out </span><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/why-everglades-national-park-handing-out-anti-vulture-kits" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">anti-vulture kits </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to park visitors. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:03:02 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 10870 at http://wlrn.org Tagged Vultures May Solve Mystery About Why They Attack Cars In The Everglades Thousands Of Sharks Make Annual Migration Along South Florida's Coast http://wlrn.org/post/thousands-sharks-make-annual-migration-along-south-floridas-coast <p>Discovery Channel's <a href="http://sharkweekcountdown.com/" target="_blank">Shark Week</a> isn't until August, but South Florida is in the midst of its own shark celebration of sorts. Now through the end of April, the inshore waters off the coasts of Palm Beach County to Miami-Dade County will teem with shark activity.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 9633 at http://wlrn.org Thousands Of Sharks Make Annual Migration Along South Florida's Coast Biologists Ask: Why Won't The Feds Fund Protection Of Florida's Nearly Extinct Grasshopper Sparrow? http://wlrn.org/post/biologists-ask-why-wont-feds-fund-protection-floridas-nearly-extinct-grasshopper-sparrow <p>One of Florida's endemic species, the <a href="http://ecos.fws.gov/speciesProfile/profile/speciesProfile.action?spcode=B07G" style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(1, 143, 226); text-decoration: underline;">Florida grasshopper sparrow</a>,<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is on the path to extinction. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 9262 at http://wlrn.org Biologists Ask: Why Won't The Feds Fund Protection Of Florida's Nearly Extinct Grasshopper Sparrow? Despite Release Of Rescued Panther, 2013 Off To A Rough Start For Endangered Florida Panther http://wlrn.org/post/despite-release-rescued-panther-2013-rough-start-endangered-florida-panther <p></p><p>The upbeat news of a Florida panther's release at the end of January was dampened by confirmation of the recent deaths of two panthers in the wild.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 8972 at http://wlrn.org Despite Release Of Rescued Panther, 2013 Off To A Rough Start For Endangered Florida Panther