3 To Know: Learn about birds at this new lecture series
1. AAA: Florida gas prices fall 4 cents a gallon
Florida gas prices declined for the ninth consecutive day Sunday.
The Florida average last week fell 4 cents per gallon – the seventh largest weekly decline of any state – and motorists should see another round of falling prices this week, according to a news release from AAA - The Auto Club Group.
"Gas prices were knocked off their seasonal upward trend, when new data revealed record-high refinery activity, setting off market concerns of a gasoline glut," said AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins. "When refineries finished spring maintenance season, they accelerated production to levels that have outpaced demand. Because of this unexpected shift in fundamentals, motorists have likely seen the highest prices for the foreseeable future and retail prices should fall a few cents more this week."
The Florida average retail price of $2.42 is 3 cents more than the national average, according to data provided by AAA, from a collection of 120,000 gas stations nationwide, based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability.
2. Golden Gate canal boat crash victim was a Naples man, age 20
The body of a man pulled from a Golden Gate canal Friday afternoon has been identified as Marc Newberry, 20, of Naples, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Newberry was involved in a single-boat crash at 4:30 p.m. in a canal near 32nd Avenue Southwest and 50th Street Southwest, according to a report from the FWC South Region.
Newberry wasn't the only one in the boat at the time of the wreck. David Banas, 21, was with him. No information on Banas' condition was detailed in the FWC report.
Newberry and Banas were traveling on a boat headed east in the canal. They were ejected from the boat after they tried to make a left turn, the FWC stated.
The incident remained under investigation Saturday.
3. Learn about birds at this new lecture series
Rookery Bay presents “Breakfast with the Birds: Beach Nesters.”
Learn about birds at this new summer lecture series. Adam DiNuovo has been working with shorebirds and seabirds across the U.S. and beyond for more than 15 years. He is currently the Shorebird Stewardship Program Manager for Audubon Florida. Event begins with a light breakfast and mingling. The lecture will be 9 until 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 9, and will be followed by a question and answer session.
Register for events at rookerybay.org/calendar.