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The presence of the US Navy in Key West dates back to 1822, when Lt. Commander Matthew C. Perry sailed the Navy schooner Shark into Key West Harbor and claimed the island for the United States. Only about 100 people lived here at that time. Although Florida had become a ...Read More
Caribbean Reef Sharks, Spotted Eagle Rays and Goliath Groupers on Looe Key reef.
A surprise discovery along the south Florida coast has revealed dense thickets of a species of Staghorn coral thought to be disappearing from the region's reefs.
More than 38 acres of staghorn coral have been found in patches on the reefs from northern Miami-Dade County to northern Broward County, in what ...Read More
At its April 13 meeting in Jupiter, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a two-part lionfish removal plan to further encourage removals of the invasive species in 2016.
Lionfish have a potential negative impact on native wildlife and habitat and the FWC encourages divers and anglers to remove ...Read More
Viewers get to look inside the guided-by-problems Rayburn family once more, as "Bloodline" is confirmed to have a second season. Furthermore, Netflix recently confirmed the season 2 release date to be on May 27, which is the Memorial Day Weekend. According to CarterMatt, the show's premiere schedule seems fitting because it ...Read More
The Grimal Grove horticultural property at 258 Cunningham Lane was the brainchild of the late Adolf Grimal, an avid tropical fruit tree collector. During his time, Grimal turned the roughly 2-acre site into his own garden oasis. Over time, though, after his passing, the property eventually succumbed to wild overgrowth ...Read More
You may remember the post several months ago about this property being for sale. Rare Chance 40 Acre Parmelee Estate in Islamorada – $19M
The roughly 40-acre Parmelee Key property, in the midst of a pending sale that hinges on its subsequent redevelopment into a high-end resort community, is awaiting the state’s ...Read More
A 21-unit bayfront condominium in Islamorada has launched sales and plans to break ground on June 1. Heaton Companies, which specializes in oceanfront residential projects, is developing Maison Residences in the Florida Keys. When it’s completed in mid 2017, the condominium will include 12 residences and the existing nine at Maison Matecumbe ...Read More
The commercial harvest of the Florida Keys’ most lucrative sea creature Florida Lobster was up this year, but the price fishermen were paid was way down, they said. The recreational and commercial harvest of spiny lobster will close at midnight Thursday, March 31. The commercial harvest is expected to be about ...Read More
Scientists at Nova Southeastern University in Broward County have been tracking two male makos they tagged last May and were intrigued to see the fish like to stay off the east coast between Massachusetts and the Carolinas.
Bruce and Matt J, named after the people who sponsored their satellite tags that ...Read More
Write yourself a fantasy in the author's $3.4 million waterfront abode in Islamorada, FL. Filled with all the trappings of island life, the home is a sweet ode to the Florida Keys penned by the best-selling author Carl Hiaasen.
Carl Hiaasen, a nearly lifelong Florida resident, began his writing career as an investigative reporter before turning ...Read More
Public and private gardens, including the green places (Wildlife Corridors) in each individual’s yard, play a wide role in wildlife and bird conservation. They create an urban or suburban corridor to enhance migration. For instance, in Key West there is a corridor from the Botanical Gardens on Stock Island to ...Read More
South Florida forests are known as “hammocks,” which is derived from a Native American word meaning “shade tree.” Walking into a hammock in the Florida Keys, you will see many tree trunks, and if you don’t know the trees by their bark, you will have to look up to find ...Read More
Reef Environmental Education Foundation is a Key Largo based organization that works at conserving marine environments worldwide through fish counts, lionfish derbies and other research projects it regularly conducts on the water. Since its inception in 1990, it has amassed an army of roughly 60,000 volunteers. Each year, to honor ...Read More
The U.S. is currently in a decade-long hurricane “drought”: no major hurricanes of category 3 or higher have made landfall in the U.S. since Hurricane Wilma hit Florida in 2005. With damage costs for U.S. hurricanes from 1970 to 2002 estimated at US$57 billion (in 2015 dollars), this landfall drought ...Read More
For fresh taste of the Atlantic, try this recipe for Islamorada's spear-caught hogfish that let's its clean flavors shine.
When in Islamorada, Florida, be sure to try something that is hard to find anywhere else. For Chef Michael Ledwith, that is the locally spear caught hogfish. Over the years, Chef Michael ...Read More
This Key Lime Poundcake is sweet, however the substantial addition of lime zest propels it to a new world of citrus wonder.
Key Lime PoundCake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Icing
4 sticks butter, that’s 1 pound, room temperature
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs, room temperature
4 cups all-purpose flour
Cheeca Holdings, the Wyoming-based company that sold the luxurious Cheeca Lodge in Islamorada for $100 million in 2011, is planning an upscale boutique hotel/Key Largo Resort.
“I plan to do the most high-end resort down there in the Keys,” company owner Jerry Johnson told The Real Deal.
In an application received Feb ...Read More
1855: Northwest Channel Lighthouse was first lighted.
Automated in 1911 and deactivated in 1971. Fifth order Fresnel lens.
This lighthouse was located eight miles (13 km) from Key West, Florida, at the entrance to the northwest channel to the Key West harbor. The first light was a lightship put on station in 1838. It ...Read More
Left, white marlberry flowers attract local bees and butterflies. Right, blackbead trees display curlicued seed pods that decorate the tree like ornaments.
“I got rid of my lawn,” said self-identified plant-aholic Patricia Nolan. “I covered it with cardboard, mulch and began building soil. Now my yard is full of birds, bees ...Read More