Author: Robert Kiener

The Thrill of the Hunt

The lure of uncovering Spanish riches drew Terry Shannon onto local beaches with his metal detector. Now one of the area's most successful beach-based treasure hunters, he is often referred to as “legendary” or “the man!”

“An Orchid Taken To Wing”

Wildlife biologist Dr. Jerry Lorenz has monitored an alarming decline in the numbers of roseate spoonbills nesting in Florida Bay, which was once home to more of the birds than anywhere else in the state.

A River In The Sea

A talented mix of scientists, technicians, entrepreneurs and researchers are working feverishly to develop an ocean current generator to tap into this constant source of power.

The Doctors' Doctor

For someone who has performed six demanding one to one-and-a-half hour surgeries today, Dr. Vipul Patel seems extremely chipper as he greets me outside his state-of-the art operating theatre on the fourth floor of Florida Hospital in the Disney-designed town of Celebration. It’s just after 3 p.m. and Patel, dressed in light green surgical scrubs and brown clogs, ushers me into a nearby conference room where he explains that he has one more surgery on today’s schedule – one of the more than 1,000 that he performs each year. “It’s good to take a break,” he says as we sit down. “I started operating at seven this morning.”