'"On a cloudless, windless day in Pine Island Sound usually perfect for fishing, Capt. Chad Huff sees something that breaks his heart and threatens his livelihood: an 80- to 100-pound tarpon, probably a dozen years old, scales glistening like armor forged from silver dollars, bobbing on the surface.
Its lifeless body is beginning to bloat. Its eyes, ten thousand times stronger than a human’s, have clouded over.
'Horrible,' mutters Huff, a second-generation fishing guide. 'Eighty percent of what I get paid for is the pursuit of one of these on a fly rod.”
Cleaner shrimp remove detritus from the skin and even the mouths of fish. But they're up for helping out humans as well.
“Red tides in the Gulf of Mexico and toxic blue-green algae in inland waters are killing animals and stoking outrage in South Florida...
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Steve Backshall gets too close to the deadly rattlesnake, eliciting the infamous rattling sound.
Goose Visits Guy Who Rescued Her Every Day | Whenever this guy takes his boat out, the goose he rescued years ago flies right next to him — and she just gave him a gosling grandson.
Rescue Beaver Loves Building Dams In His House | This woman lets a baby beaver build dams in the house and swim in the tub 5 times a day. To sponsor the ongoing care of JB the beaver, you can support Brigette, his caregiver, at the Second Chances Wildlife Center: http://thedo.do/chances.
BAJA, Mexico — There's a crisis going on in the Pacific Ocean as an innocent porpoise falls prey to money and greed. CBS San Francisco reports it's a marine mammal known as the senorita of the sea or the panda of the ocean, because of the big rings around its eyes. The Vaquita, which means little cow in Spanish, is only about 4 feet long, weighs less than 100 lbs and calls the waters off the coast of Baja, Mexico home. With fewer than 30 left, it's the most endangered marine mammal in the world.
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What's deadlier than one harris hawk? Three hawks teaming up to kill their prey!