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Scientists release the first rescued, rehabilitated sea turtles back into the Gulf

August 18, 2010 

NOAA administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco and Adm. Thad Allen joined state, federal, and partner biologists today as they released 23 Kemp's ridley sea turtles back into the Gulf of Mexico near Cedar Key, Fla., after the turtles were successfully rescued and rehabilitated from the effects of the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill.  

'Can I purchase a Burmese python?' and other good questions answered this weekend

August 18, 2010 

A new statute concerning certain nonnative reptiles in Florida went into effect July 1, and new regulations concerning these same species will go into effect Aug. 23. 

Apply for special-opportunity spring turkey hunts Sept. 8 - Oct. 13

August 18, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will begin accepting special-opportunity spring turkey hunt applications at 10 a.m. Sept. 8. The deadline for submitting applications is midnight Oct. 13.  

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The Sabal palm (Sabal palmetto) is the official state tree of Florida. Its berries are eaten by wildlife.

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