Keys Treasures Blog

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Recent Posts

Coral Safe Sunscreens

As you can see by the picture, there are many causes to Coral Bleaching. One of the problems that is adding to the problem is Sunscreens worn by swimmers and divers on and around reefs. This article explains some of the reasons and results of these Sunscreen ingredients as well ...
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Key West Fishing Legend Ralph Delph

Legendary Key West light-tackle guide captain Ralph Delph retired from charter fishing just about a year ago, but it’s highly unlikely that some up-and-comer will top most of the 70-year-old’s accomplishments. He guided anglers to at least 127 IGFA-certified world records. He landed four giant bluefin tuna over 1,000 pounds ...
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Sexton’s House Project at Historic Key West Cemetery

By Gwen Filosa A year after city commissioners balked at plans to build a $532,000 sexton’s house at the historic cemetery, construction is under way on a slightly scaled-down version of the original Georgian-style design. On Monday, city workers continued ripping out the concrete slab of the old sexton’s ...
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Saving Florida Keys Lighthouse History

Keys lighthouses are on a list the trust issued Thursday of 2015's Most Endangered Historic Sites. The program is "designed to increase the public's awareness of the urgent need to save Florida's neglected or threatened historic resources, and to empower local preservationists and preservation groups in their efforts to preserve ...
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The Best Florida Keys Lionfish Killers

By Kevin Wadlow Dropping 80 to 100 feet under the ocean surface to start her day's work, Rachel Lynn Bowman often zeroes in on several invasive lionfish. "It's a double-edged sword when we see a lot of them," Bowman said Friday. "I know it's going to be a good ...
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Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day May 16

State fishery managers have designated the first Saturday after Mother's Day each year to be "Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day." On this day, through education and outreach, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will encourage extra effort from the public to remove lionfish from Florida waters. Lionfish are a ...
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Healthy Coral Reefs Require Parrot Fish

By Don Rhodes While drifting along on a shallow ledge on Conch Reef, I spot a group of colorful parrot fish chomping away at algae and other growth on the coral. A bit farther I see a massive plume of white debris blast from the tail end of a ...
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Florida Keys Summer Camps Welcome Kids

A new summer day camp in Key Largo invites youths to make a splash. The REEF Ocean Explorers Summer Camp, based at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, will be the first youth program launched by the Reef Environmental Education Foundation. Five-day sessions for kids ages 8 to 14 years ...
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Hens & Chickens Perfect for New and Veteran Divers

It’s a beautiful spring day on the ocean. I do “giant stride” off the back of the dive boat into the water, reach up to the dive master who hands me my camera, turn and slowly descend down the water. I am feeling mellow and a song composed in 1934 ...
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Workshops Teach Divers to Hunt Invasive Lionfish

Here’s something you don’t see every day: divers and marine conservationists hunting one of the world’s most beautiful fishes. As unlikely as this may seem, this scene is becoming more prevalent since the introduction of exotic lionfish in the Gulf States. Lionfish are an invasive species from the Indo Pacific ...
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