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Snook Survive Cold Spell in Deeper Waters of Everglades

Snook survive the cold water as Florida fishing season picks up.Researchers have spent the past seven years examining the long-term effects of two unique cold spells that struck South Florida in 2010, including different species' abilities to recover in the Everglades. In the case of the common snook, known to be sensitive to temperature changes, the researchers found location was a key factor in the fish's ability to survive the cold when temperatures dipped into the 30s. 

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World Oceans Day Spotlights The Impact Of Marine Debris On Animals; Critical issue for many of SeaWorld's 30,000 rescued animals

 SeaWorld Orlando returned two manatees to their natural habitat yesterday morning. Rojo was rescued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission in early March and taken directly to SeaWorld Orlando for rehabilitation. For the past three months, Rojo received treatment and supportive care for red tide toxicosis. Rojo is one of more than 30,000 animals that have been cared for by the SeaWorld Rescue Team

 

For more than 50 years, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has played a vital role in the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife and recently hit a sobering milestone –surpassing 30,000 animal rescues.    

World Ocean Day reminds us of the many challenges impacting marine habitats and the critical issues - in particular plastic debris - facing marine animals. Many of the animals SeaWorld rescues have been directly or indirectly affected by human activity. The planet's oceans are teeming with trash- an estimated 5.25 trillion items that should not be in the water.

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Gulf Power Settlement Preserves Consumer Freedom

Customers No Longer Faced With Massive Fixed Charge

In a settlement filed, Gulf Power has withdrawn their proposed fixed charge hike which would have cost consumers nearly $50 every month, regardless of how much power they used. The removal of this increase means that consumers will retain their ability to control their monthly power bills through measures such as energy efficiency and rooftop solar.

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IFCO Celebrates 318,000 Metric Tonnes of Food Waste Avoided

Company releases food waste and environmental savings estimates honoring its 25th anniversary

IFCO, the global leader in reusable packaging solutions for fresh foods with US headquarters located in Tampa, Florida, released estimates quantifying the positive impact the company has had on the environment since it was founded in 1992.  According to a recently published life cycle analysis1 and previous damage rate studies2, over the past 25 years, IFCO:

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Southwest Florida District Declares Phase I Water Shortage throughout 16-County Region

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Governing Board voted today to declare a Phase I Water Shortage for all 16 counties throughout the District’s boundaries. Included in the order are Charlotte, Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Sumter counties.

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