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State Considering New Mutton Snapper Limits

State fishery managers will take the first step this week in lowering the bag limit for mutton snapper, one of the Florida Keys’ most highly targeted species of fish. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission board will meet Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Panama City to discuss a series of ...
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28 Florida Keys Bars in 6 Days

Florida Keys Bars A visit to some of the best Florida Keys bars from the top of the Florida Keys to the bottom and back again. Written and narrated by Dave McBride ...
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5 Great Florida Keys Beaches To Visit On The Cheap

Florida Keys Beaches I recently took an extended road trip down the East coast from West Virginia, ending magnificently in the Florida Keys. Anyone who has traveled down that way, knows that the Keys can be quite expensive to stay in. So money for activities does not have to be that ...
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Scientists Connect the Reefs of Pulley Ridge to Florida Keys

This week, a team of university, state, and federal scientists is exploring a little known deep reef, Pulley Ridge, where spectacular plate coral colonies blanket the seafloor and red groupers actually help create habitat. Scientists believe this ecosystem, which lies 33 miles northwest of the western most boundary of the Florida ...
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Citizen Scientists Needed to Help Monitor Canal Water Quality

On Monday, Aug. 17, Shelly Kruege will be teaching citizen “scientists” how to test canal water quality in Key Largo. The Florida Keys Water Watch program is based on a 22-year old similar program testing stream water n Georgia. So far, there are 20 sites in the Keys spanning from ...
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Best Stops on the Overseas Highway – Islamorada

Road trips don't come more spectacular than the Overseas Highway. Sailing through tropical savanna over the Florida Straits, it links Miami on the mainland with the 180-kilometer-long Florida Keys island chain. Most visitors head straight to Key West, the southernmost city in the continental United States, but if they stopped along the ...
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Islamorada’s Bob Rich is ‘Looking Through Water’ in New Book

Islamorada's Bob Rich is known as one of the wealthiest men in the country through his family's wholesale food company Rich Products Inc., for which he is chairman, but increasingly he's getting better known for his angling. Now, after producing four books -- "Fish Fights," "The Fishing Club," "The Right Angle" ...
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Stone Crab Season Starts With a Bang and big Catches

As the 34-foot Lucky Lady rolled in 2- to 3-foot seas Thursday, trap after trap came up from the Gulf of Mexico crawling with stone crabs, many of them big males with jumbo claws. A good opening day of stone crab season, which runs through May 15: The Lucky Lady landed almost 200 pounds of claws ...
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State Investigating Seagrass Die-off in Florida Bay

A couple months of drought-like conditions for the southern region of the state coupled with a lack of freshwater being sent down through the Everglades by the South Florida Water Management District are among the factors that have caused an extensive seagrass die-off in the northern region of the Florida ...
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No Matter How it Got There – The Eagle is a Great Dive

“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed!” So announced American Astronaut Neil Armstrong on July 20, 1969, when he and fellow Astronaut Buzz Aldrin were the first humans to land on the moon. Six hours later, Armstrong stepped off the ladder of the lunar module saying his historically famous ...
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A Sight to Behold – Flamingo at Boca Chica

A century ago, visitors to South Florida were often met with what is now a rare sight — thousands of American Flamingos flocking in the wetlands that once dominated the landscape. They were less common in the Florida Keys as the island chain didn't offer as much prime real estate that ...
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That’s one big Crocodile – Florida Keys Crocodiles

That's a big one. Backcountry guide and fishing columnist for The Reporter, Capt. Mike Makowski, snapped a photo of this crocodile off north Key Largo last week while taking a charter on an eco tour. Capt. Mike estimates the croc to be about 12 feet long. Source: That's a big one. - ...
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Florida Keys College Adds Degrees In Tourism

Florida Keys Community College, the only post-secondary education institution based in the island chain, is adding two new associate's degree programs, in Hospitality and Ecotourism Management and in Culinary Management. FKCC's Goal The goal is to prepare students to work in the area's dominant industry: tourism — and take advantage of that industry ...
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Flood-prone Key Largo Neighborhoods to Get Help

Flood-prone neighborhoods could soon rise higher on the road repaving list after county officials told staff last week to make them a priority. At the Oct. 21 Monroe County Commission meeting in Marathon, Kevin Wilson, assistant county administrator in charge of Public Works & Engineering, was given a clear direction to ...
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Today’s Key West: A Mixture of Class and Honky Tonk

For years now I have heard stories about Key West. Key West, after all, is the land of Tennessee Williams and Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway, in fact, called Key West "the St. Tropez of the Poor." I finally made it to Key West and saw for myself the mythic party land under ...
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Shoreline Snorkeling at Florida Keys State Parks

Want to brush up on your snorkeling skills or enjoy the beautiful Florida Keys’ waters without paying for a boat trip? You won’t see massive coral formations as shown on television, but you can find a wonderful and intriguing underwater world in the nearshore waters. At three area Florida State ...
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Islamorada Getting into Filming of Netflix Show Bloodline

“Is this off the record? OK, well, that’s where they found the body of [redacted] in the show,” reveals firefighter Mike Powell, who’s sitting next to the gleaming ladder-truck inside Station 20, the middle of the three fire stations on Islamorada. “Hey!” comes a booming voice from off to the side ...
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Cheeca Lodge Backcountry Tourney Aids Guides in Need

Anglers from across the country will hunt for some of the most elusive gamefish in the world at the fourth-annual Cheeca Lodge All American Backcountry Tournament, Nov. 12-14.  The event raises funds for the locally-based Guides Trust Foundation, and will host two veteran service members to compete as a team ...
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In The Keys, Medical Airlift Can Be Cost-Free – Or Not

A Key West woman tells her story about getting airlifted - then getting the bill. In July 2014, Ellen Engelson's leg broke spontaneously, weakened from radiation treatments years before. She lives in Key West, so she went to the emergency room at the only hospital within 50 miles. But because her leg ...
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Blue crab: A beautiful, Savory Swimmer

What’s the first thing you think of when you think of blue crabs? Many of us may think of our favorite foods, everything from soup to crab cakes. Even the scientific name of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, translates to “beautiful savory swimmer.” These crabs serve as an important food ...
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