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This Keys Treasures Blog is for Conchs and Conch Wannabees with info about the Treasures of the Florida Keys. A one stop spot for all your News, Events, Opinions, History and more great articles. And you can add your comments. Below is a list of Recent Posts, Tags and Categories.

There are also many pages of additional information about Florida Keys Fishing, Diving, Boating, Resorts, Beaches, Restaurants, Job Listings and locations through the Florida Keys.

Coming soon will be a list of other Florida Keys Blogs. Stay tuned.

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Family-Friendly Activities in the Florida Keys

Thinking of visiting the Florida Keys? Contributing writer Margot Black planned a road trip with her family, and discovered some family-friendly activities and hotels along the way. I had not traveled to the Florida Keys since I was a little girl and was excited to plan a trip there with ...
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Limited Harvest Florida Snook Season Starts Sept. 1

The Florida recreational harvest Snook Season starts Sept. 1 statewide. Unique to the region, snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages anglers to continue to use moderation when determining whether or not to ...
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5 Must-Stop Island Spots in the Florida Keys

We often think we need to escape to the Bahamas or elsewhere in the Caribbean to get to paradise, but the truth is that we have a paradise right at home in the U.S. That's right, we're talking about the Florida Keys. Most of us have heard about how awesome ...
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Islamorada SandBar (Florida Keys) – A New View From a Drone

DJI Phantom 4 Drone Footage of the Beautiful Islamorada Sandbar located in the Florida Keys Posted by Kyle Bridgman Published on Aug 23, 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f48rPmJPXU8 What the locals call "Islamorada Beach" is actually a wide sandbar jutting out into the ocean close to Holiday Isle and Whale Harbor. There's only ...
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Key Largo Dry Rocks and Elbow Reef Snorkeling Video

How many species of sealife can you ID in this #FloridaKeys Reef snorkeling video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4KgtKL4khw Some footage from snorkeling at Key Largo Dry Rocks, as well as Elbow Reef on August 19th, 2016 ...
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Things to Do In And Around Key West : For Animal Lovers

Want to get to know Key West wildlife? (And no, we’re not talking about nightly festivities at Sloppy Joe’s on Duval Street.) If you’re the kind of person who always puts the local zoo on your travel itinerary, or who fumbles over your camera every time a squirrel or lizard ...
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September – Things to Do in the Upper Keys

With Fall soon approaching, Thursday, September 22, things are changing in the Florida Keys. September 5th is Labor Day so from Sept. 2 to 5 it the Florida Keys will be hopping with the last big holiday weekend of the Summer. After that, Florida Keys tourism starts to quiet down ...
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How to Catch Spiny Lobster in the Florida Keys While Snorkeling – Video

If you have ever been down to the Florida Keys for the opening of lobster season, then you know how passionate people get for catching lobster. (And for any of . This video will show you specifics on how to catch spiny lobster. Whether you just snorkel or have scuba ...
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Plants Iguanas and Key Deer Ignore or Eat

Iguanas and Key Deer are plant eating animals and will eat many kinds of plants. In particular, they like flowering shrubs, like hibiscus, berries, fruits and vegetables, like tomatoes, strawberries and figs. The best way for eliminating iguanas is to keep them out of the garden in the first place ...
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Spiny Lobster Never Lose Fertility And 5 More Facts

Florida’s Spiny Lobster season kicks off Aug. 6 and, once again, commercial fisheries are trying to get their hands on these savory critters. FIU marine scientist Heather Bracken-Grissom offers insight on one of the state’s most iconic and economically lucrative marine animals. Lobsters are large marine crustaceans. They have a ...
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Sand Key Lighthouse Built in 1853 | The Florida Memory Blog

Lighthouses in the Florida Keys have a tough task to manage. The area is not only strewn with coral reefs and shoals, but is also a favorite highway for destructive hurricanes and other storms. The Sand Key Lighthouse, the southernmost lighthouse in the United States, has been in operation since ...
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While Fishing Watch For Commercial Lobster Trap Lines

We've talked about exercising extra caution, both on the water and off, due to the influx of tourists partaking in lobster mini-season last week. This week, add to your boating attentiveness the presence of commercial lobster trap gear. August 1, the commercial lobstermen splashed their fresh gear for the eight-month ...
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Take me away: A video visit to the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys are known for swaying palm trees, the flip-flop state of mind and searching for that lost shaker of salt. But there’s so much more to explore here. A rich history, an underwater forest beautiful sunsets and great food. Flagler’s folly: The eighth wonder of the world For ...
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San Pedro Wreck Site is Unusual Florida State Park

Located a mile south of Indian Key Historic State Park is the San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve State Park. This park holds the distinction as the only underwater archaeological state park in the Florida Park Service. The San Pedro, a 287-ton ship, was one of a fleet of 21 ships ...
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Top 10 Must-Try Foods and Drinks in Key West

Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Key West is blessed with an abundance of fresh seafood. Its proximity to Cuba also introduces a special flair to the cuisine. With a thriving bar and restaurant scene on Duval Street and beyond, Key West is filled with plenty ...
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Florida Keys Reef Lighthouses Getting Help

The Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation has received permission from the Coast Guard to replace the zinc anodes on the Florida Keys Reef Lighthouses Carysfort, Alligator, Sombrero and American Shoal reef lights, according to foundation officials. Zinc anodes, which serve as a sacrificial metal, are used to preserve the iron ...
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Melt the Butter – Florida Spiny Lobster Season Start Soon

The 2016 Florida spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational sport season July 27 and 28, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31. Planning on catching some of these tasty crustaceans? Here is what you need to know ...
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Mangoes As Money Makes The Most Of A Fruity Season

South Floridians are no strangers to mangoes - the time of year when round colorful fruit falls from trees in backyards across the region. One local business is taking advantage, and using the fruit almost as currency. The Whip N’ Dip ice cream shop, 1407 Sunset Dr., Coral Gables, has ...
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How to Report a Tagged – Entangled Manatee

Learn how to report a tagged - entangled manatee and how to tell the difference between a GPS tag and an entanglement. GPS tags are deployed on a small number of manatees to provide us with valuable information on individual movements and habitat use that is helpful in promoting the ...
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This Keys Treasures Blog is for Conchs and Conch Wannabees with info about the Treasures of the Florida Keys. A one stop spot for all your News, Events, Opinions, History and more great articles. And you can add your comments. Below is a list of Recent Posts, Tags and Categories.

There are also many pages of additional information about Florida Keys Fishing, Diving, Boating, Resorts, Beaches, Restaurants, Job Listings and locations through the Florida Keys.

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