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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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Florida Keys Saltwater Fish Records

Florida Keys Saltwater Fish Updated - Conventional Tackle July 1, 2015 SPECIES WEIGHT LOCATION DATE ANGLER Amberjack, Greater 142 lb Islamorada 02/03/79 W. A. Colbert Jnr Barjack 4 lb 2oz Key West 10/13/84 E. W. Herbert Barracuda, Great 67 lb Islamorada 01/29/49 H. K. Good Bonefish 16 lb 3 oz ...
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Want to See More Florida Keys Butterflies in Your Yard

Do you love to watch wildlife in your yard, especially birds and Florida Keys Butterflies? Do you often wonder if your home’s landscape attracts them? If your landscape doesn’t have a mix of native trees and shrubs, it’s likely you’re not seeing as many varieties of Florida Keys butterflies as ...
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Historic Islamorada Houseboat Estate Sold for $3.8M

The historic houseboat estate on Upper Matecumbe Key sold recently for $3.8 million, according to Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty. Rich in history, this 5-acre property at 101 Carroll St. has entertained many dignitaries over the years, including President Harry S. Truman, President George H.W. Bush and legendary news anchor Edward ...
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My 3 Favorite Things To Do in the Upper Florida Keys

I have been in love with the Florida Keys most of my life. Having been born and raised in South Florida, the natural beauty of the area has captivated me since early childhood. The fortune of growing up in a boating family instilled me with an unending need to experience ...
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Ultimate Key West Home 3 Bedroom With Guest House $6M

This Key West home is among the most expensive homes for sale. This lush property in the historic district asking $6.25 million and comprised of four buildings totaling 3,440 square feet of living space. There’s a main house with three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a coral stone wall in the main ...
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Houseboat Living with MJ Hudson in Islamorada – Video

This is the second video of MJ Hudson's life on a houseboat in Islamorada Florida. MJ shows us new developments at his home, and adds some of his own personal philosophy. Photography and video by Tedd Carroll. Houseboat Living. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTTpqvi2tis ...
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Spring Time Florida Keys American Crocodile Mating Season

As with most crocodilians, the Florida Keys American Crocodile courtship and mating are stimulated by increasing ambient water and air temperatures. Reproductive behaviors peak when body temperatures reach levels necessary to sustain hormonal activity and gametogenesis. In South Florida, temperatures sufficient to allow initiation of American Crocodile courtship behavior are ...
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6 All Time Favorite Florida Keys Foods and Where to Find Them

The Florida Keys are well-known for many things such as Fishing, Diving, Beautiful Sunsets and of course Florida Keys foods. The varied recipes found in the local restaurants reflect a multitude of cultural influences from our Spanish, Bahamian, Caribbean neighbors as well as American cuisine. With Commercial fishing the 2nd largest industry in the ...
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Islamorada Waterfront Home – Video

Islamorada has many interesting homes. They can range from landlocked Manufactured homes to Condos to multi-million dollar Waterfront Mansions. This video shows one of the latter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfx7MDF6Odo ...
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The Story Behind the Abandoned Florida Keys Overseas Railroad

If you live in Florida, you’re probably familiar with some of oil tycoon Henry M. Flagler’s work. Back in the early 1900s, Florida was a popular winter destination for the upper crust, and some of the Florida’s most extravagant works of architecture were commissioned by Flagler himself. Flagler College (Ponce ...
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You Can Help Nesting Sea Turtles in the Florida Keys

March is the beginning of Florida’s sea turtle nesting season, when female sea turtles leave the ocean to dig nests and lay golf ball-size eggs in the sand. People can help sea turtles that nest on Florida’s beaches at night by leaving the beach as natural as possible. To do ...
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Auditions for Undying Love the Musical in Key West

AUDITIONS for Undying Love the Musical to be held April 2nd 1-3pm and April 3rd 11:30-1:30pm, in the Heinen Design Lab on the third floor of The Studios of Key West. Undying Love, a musical by Ben Harrison, will be performed at The Studios of Key West in 2018. SUMMARY ...
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Magnificent Frigatebirds Masters of the Wind

The Florida Keys is an excellent place to see a wide variety of bird species. People flock to these islands from all over the world to get a glimpse at rare and unusual species that stop here during their migrations. We also have a great number of interesting birds that ...
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Contestants Pucker Up for the Key West Conch Shell Blowing Contest

Making music with a conch (pronounced "konk") shell might seem quite unusual, but dozens of people tried it Saturday afternoon, during Key West's 55th annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNZHWlbEYPk When the "Conch Honk" concluded, Delaware’s Jayne Challman and Key West musician Steve Gibson were declared the adult winners -- ...
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Islamorada’s Anne’s Beach to Get a Facelift

On Feb. 16, the Village of Islamorada and the Tourist Development Council reached a grant agreement to fund the first phase of the Anne's Beach Boardwalk Replacement Project. After evaluating the condition of the boardwalk, the village deemed the deteriorated path needed replacing. According to Islamorada Public Works Director, AJ ...
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Jimmy Johnson Quest for Ring Fishing Championship in Key Largo

Super Bowl and National College Championship-winning head coach Jimmy Johnson hosts a $1 million fishing tournament and four-day party in the keys. Always game for a little competition, legendary football coach and Fox NFL Sunday analyst Jimmy Johnson hosts the sixth annual edition of Jimmy Johnson’s Quest for the Ring ...
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Florida Keys Reefs Could Support More Sharks

Not all reefs are created equal, a distinction that fish seem to recognize but until now scientists largely overlooked. In a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, researchers found that if managed properly, Caribbean reefs could support from 60 to 90 percent more sharks, rays and other large predators ...
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Marathon Coco Plum Beach Could Receive Offshore Barriers

It could be 2020 before barriers are put in the water off Coco Plum Beach in Marathon to stop the shoreline from eroding like it has over the last past two decades. That’s the plan, according to Marathon Public Works and Engineering Director Carlos Solis, who on Tuesday gave the ...
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Federal fishery council takes look at overall spiny lobster harvest

Federal fishery managers meeting this week in Georgia hear proposals to raise the annual limit on spiny lobster harvests, the Florida Keys’ most economically important commercial species. The council is considering raising the annual catch numbers of spiny lobster because fishers contend that the number were based on yearly averages ...
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New State Report on Florida Bay Seagrass

A new status report on Florida Bay describes the marine seagrass ecosystem as “fairly stable” — at least it was until a massive 2015 seagrass die-off. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s report released this week gives Florida Bay seagrass an overall color-coded “green” rating, indicating a healthy or ...
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