Saturday, September 25, 2010
In an old video, a Miccosukee man wrestles an alligator. | Here's an AP video of Seminoles who are trying to turn alligator wrestling into an extreme sport.
Seminoles and Miccosukees have been wrestling alligators in Florida for generations. It used to be for survival. Now its more for entertainment, and though it was quite common a couple of decades ago, the practice seems to be dying out. There's a petition online at thepetitionsite.com to get the Florida Legislature to ban alligator wrestling. What do you think? Comment below.
United States Coast Guard
Deep Water Horizon oil well
"We should pause to understand that for the past 150 years our behavior has been on a collision course with the Gulf and its enriching presence," he writes in an op-ed piece for the Tallahassee Democrat.
Read the full article Treat the Gulf right and it will return the favor
Pure Florida blogger floridacracker, who is a native of Florida and lives on the Nature Coast, has some interesting video and photographs of a baby snake he discovered the other day. He thinks its a baby coachwhip but acknowledges that it could be a black racer. See what you think.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
National Park Service
More than 350 bird species and 300 species of fresh and saltwater fish live within the park.
Steve Ember and Faith Lapidus presented an audio report on the Everglades on Science in the News, a VOA program in Special English.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Don't plan to dig on the beach at the Gulf Islands National Seashore. You could be in big trouble. UPDATE: Here's a followup to that earlier report. Apparently a staffer was misinformed. Digging is okay at the beach, where you might dig up oil, just not near Fort Pickens, where you might dig up an artifact.