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Federal hurricane hunters stopped by Naples on Friday to get people ready for the upcoming season.

They brought some of their aircraft, too.

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Researchers around the world say mollusks are threatened because of climate change. There are about 70,000 kinds of mollusks, ranging from clams to octopi. 

They say young mollusks are vulnerable to things like ocean acidification because their shells are soft. They’re worried that can cut down populations or even cause them to disappear.

Mullet

May 20, 2016
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Researchers are looking into a new way to fight cancer. Their source weighs thousands of pounds, has four legs and a trunk.

They’re elephants, and they rarely get cancer.  

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus’ elephant retirement facility in Central Florida teamed up with the researchers to figure out why. They hope they can use their research to help people.

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  Sea turtle nesting season is officially underway. This year, researchers are beginning a new tagging study to learn more about the nesting habits of turtles coming ashore on Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

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