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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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Spiny Lobster Season – Florida Keys Rules

Spiny Lobster Sport Season Season dates Bag limit Possession limit - on the water Possession limit - off the water Minimum size limit July 26-27, 2017 (Last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of July each year) 6 per person per day for Monroe County and Biscayne National Park 12 per person ...
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Fungi – Mushrooms – Play Important Role in Florida Keys Ecosystem

Most people are familiar with the group of organisms called fungi, owing to the mushrooms that you can find in grocery stores. In addition to being a delicious ingredient used in many culinary creations, fungi play a very important role in the ecosystem. This week we will dive under the ...
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Black Torch – A Beach Lover That Can Be Used As A Torch

Black torch shrub (Erithalis fruticosa) is threatened in Florida because the coastal hammocks in which it grows have turned into condominiums. The loss of habitat has significantly reduced the number of 6-foot shrubs. It is a buffer plant on the coastline with a high tolerance for winds. It can hold ...
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LaTeDa by the Sea An Allsuite Resort Opens in Marathon

LaTeDa by the Sea, an all-suite two, three, and four-bedroom resort, has opened at mile marker 58, oceanside. The property includes renovations of two former motels, Casa Del Sol and Yellowtail Inn. The new resort offers 23 oceanfront units, each with a minimum 600 square feet, full kitchens and private verandas. Its sister property in Key ...
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Middle and Lower Florida Keys State Parks Offer Plenty of Activities

In the Middle and Lower Florida Keys State Parks — Long Key, Curry Hammock, Bahia Honda and Fort Zachary Taylor — are easy to explore and offer multiple opportunities for recreation. Long Key State Park Located on Long Key, just southwest of the town of Layton, this park was once ...
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Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Has New Florida Keys Manager

An organization focused on conserving and restoring bonefish, tarpon and permit populations through research and education has brought on a new leader to oversee its local efforts on the island chain. Last month, Ross Boucek, a Naples native, was hired as the Florida Keys initiative manager for the non-profit Bonefish ...
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Global Coral Bleaching Event Likely Ending – NOAA

After analyzing satellite and model data, NOAA’s experts say coral reefs around the world may finally catch a break from [ Coral Bleaching ] high ocean temperatures that have lingered for an unprecedented three years, the longest period since the 1980s. The latest NOAA forecast shows that widespread coral bleaching ...
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Alligator Reef Lighthouse – Florida Keys History

Built in 1873, Alligator Reef Lighthouse stands guard in honor of its namesake, the USS Alligator. In 1822, just two years out of the shipyard, the Navy schooner was on rounds to recapture and free ships that were taken in the pirate-heavy seas of the Caribbean. At Alligator Reef, a notoriously ...
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Underwater Music Festival Makes Waves For Reef Protection

An underwater concert is set to promote reef protection and entertain divers and snorkelers Saturday, July 8, during the Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival. The annual event takes place at Looe Key Reef, an area of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary approximately 6 miles south of Big Pine Key ...
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Celebrate Sea Grapes – Beauty Nostalgia of Old South Florida

Visitors to the Florida Keys see them as robust shrubs and trees with large, round, fan-like leaves as big as your hand. They’re often seen in road medians, shopping center landscapes and impeccably landscaped yards. To the locals, they’re useful hedges and screens in yards, as well as important in ...
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Monroe County Exploring Uses For Old Big Pine Key Road Prison

It’s still up in the air what might become of the former Big Pine Key Road Prison property. Since the state facility shut down operations of the minimum-security prison on Key Deer Boulevard in April rather than pay for needed repairs and to upgrade its sewer system, the county has ...
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City of Marathon Mulls Proposed Workforce Housing Site

The Marathon City Council and staff were to hold a workforce housing workshop Tuesday on the use and potential development of the city-owned property at 104th Street. The June 27 meeting at Marathon City Hall took place after press time. The agenda proposed that the council discuss if the city ...
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What Do You Know About Florida Keys Names

Ever wondered about Florida Keys Names and why certain locations are named as they are? You may be on vacation in the Florida Keys, or a resident, and asked that question. If you’re boating and come across Alligator Reef, don’t think the name means it’s overrun with reptiles. The reef ...
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Harbor Lights Resort in Islamorada Sells for $7M

Harbor Lights Resort, a 37-unit oceanfront hotel in Islamorada, just sold for $7 million. The oceanfront hotel was built in 1953 and 1970, and has 37 rooms and cottages Harbor Lights Resort in Islamorada TWG Overseas, LLC, purchased the property at 84951 Overseas Highway on Windley Key from Holiday Isle ...
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Bloodline Season 3 Finale Explained – Caution Spoilers

Netflix's dark family drama Bloodline Season 3 comes to an end with John (Kyle Chandler) facing the son of his older brother Danny (Ben Mendelsohn), whom John killed back in the show's first season. The kid, Nolan (Owen Teague), is looking for answers about how his dad died. As the ...
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Barbara Edgar – Matecumbe Historical Trust – Letter

Upper Keys historian Brad Bertelli made a recent public claim about local history that contained many errors and omissions that need clarification. I guess Brad was using his creative writing skills. Yes, the Upper Keys Historical Preservation Society (HPSUK) was formed in 1976 by a small group including Irving Eyster, ...
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Rainy Season Equals Mosquito Season in the Florida Keys

Unlike Northern parts of the U.S., South Florida, including The Florida Keys, has just two seasons. The dry season which begins in November and runs into May. The rainy season which occurs from May through October. While there are Mosquitoes in the Florida Keys year around, they usually are reduced during the ...
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Graceful Swimmer – Spotted Eagle Ray

There are few more exciting finds while snorkeling or diving than to see the graceful swimming of the Spotted Eagle Ray. This interesting animal is found in tropical and other warm waters in coastal areas. In the Florida Keys, we see them swimming atop the coral reef or in our ...
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Jimmy Buffett – A Good Life All the Way – Review

A candid, compelling, and rollicking portrait of the pirate captain of Margaritaville—Jimmy Buffett. In Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way, acclaimed music critic Ryan White has crafted the first definitive account of Buffett’s rise from singing songs for beer to his emergence as a tropical icon and CEO ...
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Papaya Sunset – Living Aboard Sailboat In Key West – Review

Robert E. Schiller, a life-long and highly sought-after public education administrator now serving as the interim superintendent of the Falls Church, Virginia, public schools, knows basketball, and in “PAPAYA SUNSET” he manages to draw the reader into the excitement of a close game, a last minute basket, and the intricate ...
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