This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about our thriving manatee population.  A preliminary count in Florida earlier this year tallied more than 6,000 of the gentle creatures.  That was 1,000 more than the previous high of 5,000 in 2010.  Biologists think warm, sunny weather prompted manatees to rest near the surface where they could be easily spotted.  The record count this year was encouraging given the die-off of more than 800 manatees two years ago in the northern Indian River Lagoon.  Each spring, manatees swim into open waters from warm enclaves, such as streams, canals a

If you own a smart phone, you probably have a variety of apps for different tasks.  The American Red Cross now has a new, free emergency app.

Taming The Lionfish

May 8, 2015

Drew Mello talks with Bob Hickerson from Treasure Coast Lionfish Safari.

The third annual Treasure Coast Lionfish Safari will take place at the Fort Pierce City Marina on Saturday May 16th, and Sunday May 17th.

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An area of disturbed weather has formed near The Bahamas, and it has certainly caught the eye of the National Hurricane Center. Meteorologist Jeff Huffman from the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network Storm Center is also watching this pre-season potential development closely...

The official start to the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season is still 27 days away, but don't tell that to the atmosphere this week. A disturbance is expected to form near The Bahamas by Tuesday on the tail end of this past weekend's cold front.