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FWC encourages boaters to slow down in areas of oil cleanup efforts

June 16, 2010 

Because of the large number of oil containment booms and cleanup equipment being deployed around the state in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Boating and Waterways Section is asking boaters to slow down where oil cleanup is under way.  

FWC commissioners tour oil spill impact areas in Northwest Florida

June 16, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) spent Tuesday on a daylong fact-finding tour to get a first-hand look at how the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is affecting Northwest Florida's fish and wildlife.  

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Black bears may look slow because they walk flat on their feet (called plantigrade) like people and travel with a shuffling gait, but they can run as fast as 30 miles an hour.

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