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Stone Crab Shortage Drives Up Prices

Less than halfway through Florida’s lucrative stone crab season, traps are drying up, dealing another blow to a fishing industry still recovering from a beating delivered by a brutal Hurricane Irma. Everybody’s feeling it,” said Walter Flores, owner of the Golden Rule Seafood in Palmetto Bay, which has been selling ...
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TDC Grant Money to Improve Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center

The Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center has been approved for $67,500 in capital resources grant money from the Monroe County Tourist Development Center to improve its pelican pond. The Monroe County Tourist Development Council has OK’d the Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center request for $67,500 in capital resources grant funds ...
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After Hurricane Irma Tough Living on Big Pine Key Drags On

Lori Jones and Kim Kenney continue to live in this tent after Irma. Living situations vary widely on Big Pine Key almost three months after Hurricane Irma, which scattered residents after pummeling the island and leaving scores of heavily damaged homes and businesses behind. Some live in hotels paid for by ...
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FWC Paul Hein Receives Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Award

Monroe County resident Paul Hein, a law enforcement officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), has received the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Award for Marine Conservation.   Investigator Hein was honored at the December FWC Commission meeting in Gainesville for his exemplary performance conserving marine resources and ensuring public safety ...
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Islamorada Christmas Tree Guy Family Carries on Holiday Tradition

Tom Paul. the Islamorada Christmas Tree Guy, passed away in October before having a chance to make his 37th annual pilgrimage to Islamorada to sell Christmas trees from his Michigan farm. Paul's son, T.J., pictured, made the decision with his family to keep the tradition alive this year. Michigan tree ...
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Sombrero Beach After Irma Update 11-7-17 – Video

Sombrero Beach is touted as being one of the Keys' best beaches. But how did it hold up after Irma? This video shows that in detail. Footage recorded on 11/7/17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lfx6mU1z9Y Florida Keys Map of Beaches ...
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Snorkeling the Brick Barge Islamorada – Video

One of the best snorkeling spots we found in the keys is the Brick Barge. it is located in Islamorada Florida. Lots of fish and other sea life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cms-Ds8xKZ8 Brick Barge is a small iron ship that lies on the north side of Hen and Chickens Reef. This barge was ...
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Florida Keys Overseas Highway Toll 1938-1954 – History

Monroe County, the City of Marathon and the Village of Islamorada have signed off on a resolution to explore the idea of a toll on Overseas Highway. It wouldn’t be the first time. From 1938 to 1954, Overseas Highway was officially called the “Overseas Road and Toll District.” The most ...
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Native Plants Take a Stand Against Hurricanes

Many Florida Keys property owners will be tasked with replacing landscaping damaged by Hurricane Irma. Native plants have grown for centuries here in the Florida Keys and are well designed to survive hurricanes. Following are some suggestions from a Key West Master Gardener on plants to replace what you lost ...
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Islamorada UFO House Demolished – History

It’s fitting that a family passionate about aviation would live in a house that looked to many so much like a spaceship. Most people living in the Upper Keys have seen the house in the Venetian Shores subdivision on Plantation Key known locally as the UFO house. But not many remember ...
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Pickles Reef & Coral Canyons – Key Largo – 11-03-17 – Video

A quick summary of a fun dive with Rainbow Reef Dive Center at Pickles Reef & Coral Canyons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFrmxMUg71w ...
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Group Requests More Protection for Florida Keys Permit

Research provided by the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust in conjunction with local guides in the Florida Keys has provided state biologists with information suggesting that the May through July closed season for harvesting spawning permit may not be long enough. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission in 2011 created a ...
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Halloween Story The Legend of Robert the Doll

Original Print Publish Date: October 21, 1989 - Key West's Robert the Doll – If there are such things as ghosts and possessed things, souls wandering in search of a peace denied them in life, then Key West is a perfect place for them to flourish. If you know where to look, ...
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Hogfish Recreational Season Closes 11-1-17 in Florida Keys State Waters

Hogfish recreational season harvest will close in state waters off Florida’s Atlantic and southern Gulf coasts Nov. 1. This closure includes all state waters south of Cape Sable, which is on the Gulf side of Florida, and up the Atlantic coast. The management boundary line is 25 degrees 9 minutes ...
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Rowell’s Marina, Days 4 – 26 after Hurricane Irma. – Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=BYYlImrEfqk&app=desktop ...
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Along Florida Keys Reef Hurricane Irma Brings Winners And Losers

Numerous coral heads and segments were dislodged and overturned by Hurricane Irma. Survey teams this week completed an assessment of the condition of the Florida Keys reef tract, from Biscayne Bay to Key West. "It's very much like what's observable on land," said Sarah Fangman, superintendent of the 2,900-square-nautical-mile Florida Keys National ...
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Repairs After Hurricane Irma batters Florida Keys Aquarius Reef Base

The FIU Aquarius Reef Base has been sidelined by Hurricane Irma, but the world’s only underwater research laboratory should be back in operation by the spring of 2018. The Aquarius habitat sits off the coast of Key Largo, 60 feet deep on the ocean floor. When Hurricane Irma marched across ...
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Florida Keys Coming Back After Hurricane Irma – Video

About a month ago, Hurricane Irma made an unwelcome visit to the Florida Keys. Many Keys residents are still recovering, but we also want to recognize what has been accomplished. Gloria Estefan provided her powerful hit song "Coming Out of the Dark" as the soundtrack for this heartfelt video depicting ...
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FKNMS Enlists Public’s Help in Post Hurricane Irma Survey 

As the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary strives to assess impacts from Hurricane Irma, the public is asked to help by reporting conditions on and in the water. The observations will assist sanctuary staff in responding to immediate concerns and developing short- and long-term management actions. First and foremost, be ...
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Rules for RV or Travel Trailer At Your Uninhabitable Home Hurricane Irma

Due to the State of Emergency imposed in the wake of Hurricane Irma, temporary emergency housing can be utilized for temporary occupancy by residents displaced by the storm. Temporary emergency housing means recreational vehicles (RV or travel trailer) used for temporary occupancy in response to the hurricane. Temporary emergency housing (RV or Travel ...
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