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Cold weather poses additional threats for endangered manatees

From the beginning of the year until December fifth, there were 699 documented manatee carcasses found in state waters. The “cold stress” accounts for 244 of those documented manatee deaths. So, now that Florida is in the thick of the cold weather, what are biologists doing to help? Florida’s 89.1, …

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Gator Volleyball ranks #1 for first time in 14 years

The American Volleyball Coaches Association announced its top 25 coaches poll on Monday afternoon and the Gators are alone at the top. The 14 and 1 Florida Gator Volleyball Team is ranked number one for the first time since the 1996 season. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Mike Gillespie spoke with Head …

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A gathering for peace

On the night before the Dove Outreach Center’s original plans to burn Qurans, the Gainesville community filled the Trinity United Methodist Church to send a message of peace and tolerance. Michael Gillespie was there.

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What Wes Skiles taught Florida

Wes Skiles from High Springs was an internationally recognized underwater photographer and explorer. His death on Wednesday has shocked his friends and colleagues across the state. He was pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon after his body was found at the bottom of a reef off Palm Beach Coast while filming for …

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Remembering Wes Skiles

Renowned underwater photographer Wes Skiles has died. Skiles, from High Springs was pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon after his body was found at the bottom of a reef off Palm Beach Coast. Skiles, a freelance photographer for National Geographic also owned his own production company, Karst Productions and Karst Environmental Services. …

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