Endangered Species

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

Environmental officials are investigating a freshwater turtle die-off in Florida.

The most recent data on manatee deaths has been released by The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials are asking Floridians to help with a five-year review of 35 endangered or threatened fish, wildlife, and plants.  

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A new Florida beer launched last Friday, but the brew is not only for beer lovers. It’s also for butterflies.

Bartram’s Blonde Beer gets its name from the Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak Butterfly, which is a federally endangered species. Under the Endangered Species Act of 1972, to get that severe of a marker, a species has to be at risk of complete extinction.


The unique method of environmentalism via brewing was made possible through a partnership between Gainesville-based First Magnitude Brewing Company and the Florida Museum of Natural History at University of Florida.

Both John Denny, the founder and head brewer at First Magnitude, and Dr. Jaret Daniels, the program director at the natural history museum’s McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, join Gulf Coast Live to share the tale of how beer first met butterfly.