October 16, 2019

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Endangered Tagged Whale Sharks Return After Eight Months
Whale sharks are known to be nomadic, but the recent travels of two tagged whale sharks raises questions about the lifestyle of the world’s largest shark species. This study of whale shark migrations is being undertaken in collaboration with Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI).

› A food hall with 10 restaurants is coming to Orlando's Ivanhoe Village
Yard at Ivanhoe developer Chance Gordy said his company has hired the team behind the Hall at Franklin to develop a new food hall with 10 restaurants and a meeting space that could host weddings and events. With the new food hall, several tenants from the Tampa space will be expanding to Orlando.

› Florida bill would lift local protections on trees before hurricane season
Local regulations protecting trees on residential property would be nullified for the three months preceding the start of hurricane season — allowing property owners to trim and remove them without a permit — under legislation that advanced in the Florida Senate Monday.

› Anti-vaxxers blamed as record 25,000 Florida students claim religious objection to vaccines
In Florida, children have to be vaccinated to attend public or private schools. There are two exceptions: parents can get a doctor to say a vaccine would be medically dangerous, or they can opt out of vaccines on religious grounds.

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