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Invasive lionfish rounded up off Pinellas coast
Data from the U.S. Geological Survey (red dots on the map) indicates that non-native lionfish are rapidly spreading along the U.S. Eastern seaboard, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean and have been preying on and competing with a wide range of native species. The extent and speed with which lionfish have spread has been unprecedented; lionfish blanketed the Caribbean in just three years, according to USGS reports.

— In an effort to fend off the invasion of a foreign species, the first local lionfish roundup on Saturday netted 64 of the venomous,...

Photo: Jeff Rosenfield
The Beach Patrol provides lifeguards at designated areas on Clearwater Beach from March 1 ñ Labor Day. Lifeguards are on duty from Clearwater Pass north to Pier 60, and between Rockaway and Avalon streets
Caution, awareness key entering summer beach season
While seven Pinellas County governmental entities allow its residents to raise backyard chickens, the city of Clearwater does not favor the idea. TRIBUNE FILE
Chickens won’t be allowed to roost in Clearwater
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Oja'ney Bennett and Jaedyn Braden can't wait to experience the sights and sounds of Clearwater Beach aboard the Jolley Trolley.
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