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The Florida Keys arc off the state’s southeastern tip like a long strand of tiny beads on a silver chain. Or at least I thought so years ago, looking at the map after watching John Huston’s film classic “Key Largo.” The “beads” are, of course, the islands, and the “chain” ...Read More
Five species of endangered sea turtles are found throughout the marine waters of the Florida Keys, including the hawksbill, green turtle, Kemp’s Ridley, loggerhead, and leatherback. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yphwqASlzbU Loggerhead turtles are the most abundant of all the marine turtle species in U.S. waters. But persistent population declines due to pollution, shrimp ...Read More
For the past several months, a Texas A&M University System institute has been actively involved in efforts to quash a screwworm outbreak in Florida that has jeopardized an already endangered species, said the director for the Institute of Renewable Natural Resources. “While there had been no screwworm outbreaks in the U.S ...Read More
The recreational harvest season for one of Florida’s premier fish, snook, reopens March 1 in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico state and adjacent federal waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County. The Snook Season will remain open through April 30. In the Gulf, anglers may keep one snook per day ...Read More
These days, most merry-go-round horses are made from molded fiberglass and plastic. However, in the days when they were carved from wood, most of them were made from gumbo limbo, Bursera simaruba. Gumbo limbo is one of the most recognizable trees in the tropical hardwood hammock of the Florida Keys ...Read More
With its azure blue waters, swaying palm trees, year-round warm temps and bright blue skies, Kid Friendly Florida Keys makes for the perfect tropical escape. Two state parks, a national park and a national marine sanctuary offer plenty of opportunities to explore and learn. Plus it's easy to reach, at ...Read More
Fishing is a key component of the Florida lifestyle as well as the state’s economy. But fishing line and other fishing tackle frequently enter Florida’s aquatic systems as a result of incidental snags or improper disposal. When left in the aquatic environment, fishing line and tackle create potential traps for ...Read More
Requests for redevelopment and expansion of a longstanding resort are set to go before the Village Council on Thursday, Feb. 16. La Jolla Resort, represented by Island Construction Management owner Don Horton, will go before the governing board a second time with requests to redevelop and possibly expand on its ...Read More
The towering hurricane monument at mile marker 81.8 could soon be the recipient of an expansion effort. Islamorada’s Historic Preservation Commission is interested in enlarging the lesser-used back area of the Florida Keys Memorial to attract more visitors there. “For starters, we want to erect a large map,” commission Vice ...Read More
The two National Parks around the Florida Keys are both off shore of the islands. They are the Dry Tortugas National Park and Everglades National Park. Currently the entrance fees only apply to going on land at the parks and not to the waters surrounding the park land. The next ...Read More
Many Florida Keys homes are merely a place to return to after a day of fishing and diving. Not a show place to entertain. But there are homes built to impress and this bayside Plantation Key home will certainly impress with it's fantastic views through all the glass, pool, waterfall, ...Read More
Key comes from the Spanish word “cayo,” and it means reef or low island. There are l700 hundred of them in the Florida Keys. Driving down Route 1 from Miami, along the Everglades National Park, you know you’re in the Keys when you start to see signs advertising “Bait.” Islamorada, the ...Read More
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium is excited to announce an expanded lineup of summer camps. Mote Summer Camp 2017 offers more opportunities for kids to learn about their local waters, from the beautiful Sarasota Bay to the Florida Keys, in a fun and engaging way. Registration is open now for ...Read More
Throughout its 8,500 miles of marine coastline and more than 2,500 artificial reefs, Florida boasts an abundance and diversity of fish species. Every fish that swims in our waters ranks as a vital and valuable resource. With more anglers and better equipment available, catch and release fishing has become essential ...Read More
A fun pastime on any beach is looking for what’s washed up with the tides. Interesting things can wind up in the beach wrack line — piles of seaweed and seagrass marking the high tide line along most natural shorelines. Depending on where you are in Florida, you may be ...Read More
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On summer break, the alarm goes off at 4:30 a.m., and two Lobstering Cousins, Key West High School soon-to-be sophomores open their eyes. Lobstering Cousins Demi Stiglitz and Peder Bidonne, both 15, brush their teeth, put on a little deodorant and climb into dad Richie Stiglitz’s truck. From there, they ...Read More
It was caught on a live crab and tagged in late May in the Lower Florida Keys by BTT scientists from UMass Amherst and Carleton University, and was the second fish ever tagged as part of the program. We just received word from colleagues that their receiver near Port Orange, ...Read More
Writer/musician/playwright Ben Harrison tells the true macabre story of Key West’s own “Count” Carl von Cosel and his passion that defied death, for an episode titled “Grand Gestures”. Von Cosel achieved international fame in 1940 when the corpse of his true love (and former tuberculosis patient) Elena Milagro Hoyos was ...Read More
This week we will dive into learning about the American White Pelican, one of two pelican species that can be found in North America. The American white pelican is one of the country’s largest birds, with a 9.5-foot wingspan, only second in size to the California condor. When standing on ...Read More