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Every day is full of natural wonders throughout the Florida Keys, known for their sweeping, scenic backdrops of earth, sea and sky. Throughout April, Keys visitors and residents can celebrate Florida Keys Earth Day with unique outdoor activities to be experienced only in the Florida Keys. This year’s Earth Day is Sunday, April 22 ...Read More
Giant barrel sponges are some of the largest animals on Florida’s coral reefs. Like corals, these giant sponges synchronize the release of eggs and sperm. Our researchers caught Barrel Sponge Spawning in the act. These barrel sponges are “broadcast spawners” because they release eggs and sperm into the water column. The ...Read More
Is there anything more Floridian than a flamingo? They’re everywhere. Pink plastic ornaments dotting lawns. On cocktail swizzlers and motel signs. But what about real Florida Flamingos? Real, live Flamingos occasionally show up in the Everglades. A couple years ago a big flock showed up in a Palm Beach County stormwater ...Read More
With two new hotels, Stock Island, an under-the-radar spot in the Florida Keys known for its laid-back, vintage vibe, may not be a locals-only spot for much longer. I’m chatting with Bobby Mongelli, owner of Hogfish Bar & Grill, the delightfully ramshackle Stock Island institution situated on Safe Harbour Marina, roughly a ...Read More
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites Florida residents and visitors to take an active role in conservation by reporting fish and wildlife observations with the new FWC Reporter app. From fish kills to exotic species, to trapped or injured wildlife, FWC Reporter connects citizens to FWC experts ...Read More
Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges' Outdoor Fest - March 10-17, 2017 - is a celebration of the unique plant and animal species and rare habitats that are found only in the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges. Guided walks, bike rides, kayak excursions, photography workshops, 'Nature Therapy', plus an interesting lecture series, and ...Read More
New Orleans might have its jazz and Memphis its blues, but Key West is home to a musical art form all its own: conch shell blowing. Everyone from novices to “pucker pros” can attempt to prove their prowess at the offbeat skill during the island city’s 56th annual Conch Shell ...Read More
The Florida Keys are famous as a place to party. That's how they got the nickname "Margaritaville." But the hard-drinking lifestyle is taking a toll on the residents. "We have the highest percentage of binge drinkers in the state of Florida," said Alison Kerr, spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Health in ...Read More
In 1930s Key West, a man who called himself “Count von Cosel” fell in love with a terminally ill girl named Elena Hoyos. Her death was the start of a bizarre but true love story that unfolds for theater fans in Undying Love: A Key West Musical, debuting on Valentine’s ...Read More
Bahia Honda State Park is making a graceful comeback following Hurricane Irma. The park was in the path of the dreadful northeast quadrant of the powerful Category 4 storm that devastated the Florida Keys in September 2017. Although much of the native vegetation perished in the storm, the trees and ...Read More
Behind the history of Key West Curry Mansion one of the most enduring and charming historic inns. IT IS THE VERY DEFINITION OF THE AMERICAN DREAM: a penniless immigrant boy, inspired by tales of wealth and wonder, sets off to seek his fortune on American soil, where, after much hard ...Read More
My 1st day diving with my friend and now newly-minted, Open Water S.C.U.B.A. buddy Matt! He got certified on the gulf coast in October but the diving was terrible and we had to wait until now to get him his 1st non-student dive! We went to Key Largo for 2 ...Read More
BY MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL January 15, 2018 Key Largo and Key West were least impacted by Hurricane Irma, which struck the Keys September 10, 2017, as were most hotels and businesses on the bayside, or gulfside, in Islamorada and Marathon. On the Atlantic ocean side of Islamorada and ...Read More
Cheeca Lodge & Spa will host its 28th annual Presidential Sailfish Tournament Jan. 26-28 at Whale Harbor’s new banquet facility. This year the Presidential will serve as the third leg of the Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship, which features 14 Gold Cup boats and benefits the Islamorada Charter Boat ...Read More
The Florida Keys Wildlife Society, a friends group for the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex and the National Key Deer Refuge, kicks off this season’s full moon kayak excursions Monday, Jan. 29, departing at 4 p.m. from Big Pine Kayak Adventures on Bogey Road. The two-hour paddle traverses through ...Read More
Federal fishery managers announced last week that a new size and bag limits will be implemented in the Atlantic Ocean for one of the Florida Keys most sought after eating fish — mutton snapper — starting next month. The new recreational and commercial regulations for federal waters of the Atlantic ...Read More
One of two mainland men who hogtied three Key Deer and put them in the back of a car in July serving a year sentence in federal prison is due in state court next month to plead guilty to state charges. Erik Yosany Damas Acosta, 18, of Miami Gardens, and ...Read More
Sponsored by The Monroe County Tourist Development Council, 1201 White Street, Suite 102 Key West, Florida 33040. Winning a Florida Keys Angling Vacation could be as simple as following the Florida Keys Facebook page and entering the #FishFLKeys trip giveaway, part of a four-month social media program that launched Monday. The ...Read More
Winter visitors flock to the Florida Keys seeking warm climes and distance runners are likely to encounter them Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3-4, during Islamorada’s third annual Half Marathon, 10k and Beach N’ Beer Mile. Whether bucket-list runners or newbies, participants of all ages and skill levels are invited to register for the ...Read More
Love 'em or hate 'em, those pesky, invasive iguanas are everywhere — and the population is growing exponentially. The Miami Herald reported the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission this month hired a trapper for the first time to focus on managing the population on public land in the Keys. The FWC also started ...Read More