"The fact that a new species like this could be found in a fragment of endangered forest in the middle of the city underscores the importance of preserving these ecosystems before we lose not only what we know, but also what is still to be discovered," said Frank Ridgley, DVM, Zoo Miami's conservation & veterinary services manager. "Venoms of related species have been found to contain compounds with potential use as pain medications and cancer treatments."
The new species has not been documented anywhere else but the pine rockland fragments around the zoo. Only about 1.5% of the pine rocklands outside Everglades National Park are actually left in Miami-Dade County, leading researchers to believe the species may already be near extinction.
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To-go cocktails might have been the only good thing to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it seems like they're here to stay in the state of Florida.
Governor Ron DeSantis ordered that beer, wine, and cocktails could be made to-go in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 back in March of 2020, and he has been a supporter of making it a permanent thing ever since.
This list will show you some of the most romantic spots in the Sunshine State to help you plan a magical summer getaway — and yes, the majority of them are beachside so be sure to pack your swimsuit and towel.
Why You Need To Go: A romantic getaway isn't complete without an incredible hotel, and the Don CeSar might be the best in the state. Resting on the shore, this beautiful pink hotel offers jaw-dropping beach views and luxurious rooms.
Fans allowed to attend Miami Heat games in-person.
All fans wishing to enter the arena and view the game in-person will now have to get past the COVID-sniffing dog first.
Scientists began training dogs to sniff out the virus in late 2020, and they believe they could greatly help contain the pandemic, as they can quickly and accurately sniff out those with the virus in crowded places such as airports, concerts, and sporting events.
Dogs have historically proved themselves worthy of the task, as they can even sniff out people with other illnesses including Malaria, infectious bacteria, and even some forms of cancer.
The Heat will also be taking numerous other COVID-19 precautions including in-house isolation rooms, prohibiting bags, social distancing, mandatory mask-wearing, and contactless and cashless vendor experiences.