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Two hawk nestlings receive treatment after they were found in a parking lot

SANIBEL-CAPTIVA, Fla.– Two red-shouldered hawk nestlings were found in a parking lot before being taken to a clinic to be treated. CROW veterinarians said said the babies were healthy besides being underweight. Officials said it is likely their home was destroyed. They will recover at CROW until they are back to a healthy weight. Then, staff will re-nest them or find them a foster parent. Feel better, little nestlings! The post Two hawk nestlings receive treatment after they were found in a parking lot appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Fort Myers

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Algae blooms continue to multiply at Lake Okeechobee

LEE COUNTY, Fla.– The latest pictures from Lake Okeechobee are causing concern as some parts of the lake are seeing huge blooms and even mats of Blue-Green Algae. A few spots along the Caloosahatchee River are starting to see the algae as well. “There is a decent amount of colonies, each week we’ve been monitoring the colony counts are going up,” said Mike Kratz, a Graduate Student at FGCU. “That only coincides with Okeechobee right now, there are some massive algal blooms at the surface.”  On a bright sunny day at the Franklin Lock in Alva,...

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Calusa Waterkeeper urging Governor to stop water flow from Lake O to Caloosahatchee

FORT MYERS, Fla. — As the algae situation on Lake Okeechobee continues to worsen, numerous conservationists sent a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis urging him to stop the release of water from the lake to the Caloosahatchee River. The letter — signed by 14 local conservation leaders — asks DeSantis to issue an emergency order that would prevent southbound water releases from Lake Okeechobee. They’re also asking that homeowners and businesses affected by red tide be compensated. In the last couple months, the algae on Lake O has continued to spread. Here’s a monthly...

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Hurricane Preparedness Week: 2 topics a day

It’s National Hurricane Preparedness Week and your NBC2 First Alert Meteorologists want you to be prepared. Every day we will feature two topics that will help you get ready for the upcoming hurricane season. 1. Write things down Grab a pen and paper and write down your important contacts. That includes names and numbers of family members, doctors, and veterinarians. You can use this physical contact list as a backup to your cell phone and computer. It’s a good idea to make paper copies of the contact list and other important documents like medical records, birth certificates...

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VIDEO: Manta ray gracefully glides up to police boat

SARASOTA, Fla. – A manta ray got up close and personal with a police boat this weekend. A marine patrol boat with the Sarasota Police Department was floating just north of New Pass on the Gulf side when the large ray popped by for a visit. WATCH: “We sure serve and protect paradise,” the department said in a Facebook post. Manta Rays average around 22 feet and weigh as much as 4,000 pounds, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission [FWC]. Giant mantas can usually be found in near-shore waters, near coral and rocky reefs. The post VIDEO: Manta...

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