An orange is encrusted in ice on Jan. 11, as citrus growers in Winter Garden, Fla. continue spraying water on their citrus trees nightly to protect the fruit from sub-freezing temperatures. Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT/Newscom
A field at Dewar Nurseries in Apopka, Florida is covered in ice on Jan. 10 as a deep freeze continues throughout Central Florida. Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/AP
Manatees gather in the warm water discharged into the Intracoastal Waterway from the Florida Power & Light Riviera Beach power plant. Sixty-one degrees F is the minimum temperature that a manatee needs to survive, and the utility company is helping to prevent deaths by turning on the heaters at the plant as forecasters predict the approach of another pocket of Arctic air. Zuma/Newscom
A cotton-top Tamarin keeps warm in front of a heat lamp at the Palm Beach Zoo. Workers at the zoo have taken steps to ensure that animals stay warm in the cold weather south Florida is experiencing this year. In addition to installing heat lamps adjacent to a variety of the cages, they have brought some animals indoors out of the cold. Zuma/Newscom
Raul Domingo, a grove worker, bundles up to pick oranges on Jan. 7 in a citrus grove in St. Cloud, Fla. Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT/Newscom
The sun rises over a frozen strawberry field at Fancy Farms in Plant City, Fla. on Jan. 6. Scott Audette/Reuters
While South Florida remains under the grip of winter weather, local surfers take advantage of conditions on the beaches off of Pompano and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. on Jan. 10. South Florida has not experienced these conditions since 1989 and forecasters predict no improvement for the next couple of days. Joe Marino/UPI/Newscom
Karie Gonzalez (l.) and Tom Diaz (r.) of Miami stop to photograph a cruise ship heading out to sea as a cold rain falls in Miami Beach, Fla., on Jan. 9. Lynne Sladky/AP
A farm worker shows a tomato that cracked due to cold weather during the previous night in Homestead, Fla., on Jan. 4. Alan Diaz/AP
Diane Roberge, from Quebec, braved the record-low temperatures to lay on the lifeguard ramp at the beach on Jan. 11 in Hollywood, Fla. She said she had come from Canada to escape the cold but found only freezing temperatures in Florida. J Pat Carter/AP
Manatees gather near the outlet where Florida Power & Light Company pipes warm the water, at an inactive power plant undergoing renovation works in Riviera Beach, Fla. on Jan. 7. Carlos Barria/Reuters
Tropical fish farmer David Drawdy measures the temperature of the water in Plant City, Fla. Skip O'Rourke/Zuma/Newscom
A stunned iguana lies on the sidewalk after having fallen from a tree on Jan. 6 in Surfside, Fla. With temperatures in the 40's the non-native species becomes immobilized in the cold temperatures and falls from its perch. Wilfredo Lee/AP
Many worry a new EU mission – which replaces a larger Italian effort patrolling for refugees traveling from North Africa to Europe – means more migrants will die. This year, more than 3,000 people have perished – five times as many as in 2013.
They are packed into the stinking holds of ramshackle boats. Water and food are scarce, and they are beaten by ruthless smugglers if they dare to try to reach the deck for a lungful of air. The more truculent have at times simply been thrown overboard.