Following a three-month recovery period under close care of Atlantis, Paradise Island, Manny-T, first rescued by the resort’s marine mammal team this past September was released back into the ocean on January 9, 2018. As the only full-service resort with the research and holding capacity of an independent marine facility, Atlantis’ Dolphin Cay and Marine Mammal Specialists monitored the manatee’s progress 24 hours a day leading up to the release.
Officer Joseph Cabrera, of the Pembroke Pines Police Department, responded to a call of a 12.5-foot long Burmese python seen heading towards the Chapel Trail area near US-27 and Johnson street on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Officer Cabrera was able to secure the snake and safely transport it to the police department until a licensed python remover arrived.
The final day of South Florida's cold snap brought chilly, but never below freezing, temperatures to the Redland agricultural area, which is one of the nation's top winter crop producers. Farmers kept their delicate crops warm with continuous sprinkler water.
In this January 7, 2010, video Sherry L. Schlueter, Executive Director of the Wildlife Care Center in Ft. Lauderdale, explains how to handle a frozen iguana. With temperatures dipping near freezing, these non-native reptiles can't handle the cold and their scaly bodies shut down until they are able to warm up again.
Warmer or colder than average ocean temperatures in one part of the world can influence weather around the globe. Watch this Ocean Today video to see how this works. For more information visit: https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/ninonina.html