1. Massive 70-foot sperm whale beached off Florida's Gulf Coast as cops battle unsafe water conditions

    By Mataeo Smith Authorities were attempting to help a sperm whale that had washed up on a sandbar off the coast of Florida on Sunday, but they were unable to do so due to unsafe water conditions. The Venice Police Department said in posts on Facebook that the whale was alive on Sun
  2. The Florida Barrier Reef's Last Stand

    By C.J. Ciaramella The race to save the only barrier reef in the U.S. hit a major setback this summer when a heat wave turned the waters off the Florida Keys into a Jacuzzi. The Florida Reef Tract is used to weathering warm water during fall months, but unseasonably hot water arriv