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The Turtle Hospital in Marathon releases 50 to 60 sea turtles back to the ocean every year. On Friday two unusually large turtles returned to the sea — with new souvenirs from their time on land.

On the heels of a toxic algae bloom spreading across South Florida, Bay County health officials are reminding residents and visitors to be careful in area waters through a health campaign.

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Wildlife officials want to know who ran over eight sea turtle nests on a South Siesta Key beach.

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Nearly 4,000 jellyfish stings have been reported at Volusia County beaches in the last two weeks.

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An outbreak of red tide is killing fish along the southwest Florida coast.

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Dozens of beachgoers have been stung by jellyfish along a  Volusia County beach.

It costs a lot of money to keep Florida’s beaches “postcard ready.” How much sand is on your favorite beach? In some cases, not quite enough.


This past state legislative session, Florida’s beaches got the most funding for renourishment than they have in more than a decade: $50 million. 

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