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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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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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Harry Harris Park Boat Ramp May Get Rate Hike

A calm-weather weekend turns the Harry Harris Park Boat Ramp into one of the busiest spots in the Upper Keys. In a waterfront community with limited public access to open water, the two ramps at the Monroe County public park in Tavernier lead straight to the beckoning expanse of the ...
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Florida Keys Underwater Paradise – Video

I kept hearing about this place for many years. The moment I first saw the Beauty, I Knew I had found the Florida Keys Underwater Paradise. Wonderful, Vivid, Crystal Clear Waters. Great fishing and fresh seafood. Breathtaking wrecks submerged in their own History. Incredible & Welcoming People. I Felt Humbled ...
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Key West Greyhound Track – Tiniest in America

The Key West Greyhound Track was once billed as the Tiniest Track in America, this oval was located amid auto graveyards and cheap trailer parks in the poorest section of America’s most southeastern town. [this was actually on Stock Island] It was the literally the last stop on the road ...
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Choose Coral Reef Safe Sunscreens

South Florida’s coral reef is one of the longest and most heavily visited in the world. Excited crowds head out to this gorgeous, but sensitive, living structure in increasingly greater numbers. How lucky we are to have such a breathtaking natural area on our doorstep. But like so many things, ...
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Islamorada Village Works on the Return of Bloodline – Video

In an attempt to lure KZK Productions, the company behind the Florida Keys-based Netflix series “Bloodline,” back to the area, the Village Council has agreed to waive future permitting and location fees associated with shooting. At the June 30 meeting, Mayor Deb Gillis brought forward the idea (Return of Bloodline) ...
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Florida Keys Tiny Homes: Can we do that here?

In the discussions about affordable housing in the Keys, the term Tiny Homes comes up over and over again. On the surface, the logic makes sense — one construction professional estimates a barebones tiny home (like the one described at left) would cost about $50,000. But the specifics of Keys ...
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Dion’s vs. Publix – Who has the better fried chicken?

Fried chicken is the arguably the best boat food. Sure, subs are great, but they can get all mushy in the cooler and then there is the mayo and who wants pickles, or onions or mustard. Then waiting in the deli line with a complex order can quickly turn into ...
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Alligator Lighthouse Islamorada – YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pynamWxReng Snorkling at Alligator Lighthouse Islamorada ...
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Bloodline Made Islamorada Florida Keys a Must See Destination

Environmental activist Marjory Stoneman Douglas famously wrote there are no other Everglades in the world. The same thing could be said about the Florida Keys, the setting for Netflix’s dark family drama Bloodline, the second season of which is now streaming on Netflix. Sitting on the beach beneath a blanket ...
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Florida Snook Stock Is On The Rise Again

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) took immediate action to help the Florida snook population rebound after a prolonged cold spell in January 2010. The cold snap, which led the FWC to close the fisheries, had a much greater effect on the snook population on the Gulf Coast ...
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Key West Beckons Key Lime Pie Lovers to Annual Key Lime Festival

Never mind apple pie. In Florida, the most beloved dessert might be Key Lime Pie. If you’re looking for a place to celebrate the July 4 weekend, the annual Key Lime Festival will take place July 2-4 in Key West. The full schedule can be found here. Here is more ...
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Keys Palms RV Resort Key Largo Preps for Opening

The upscale recreational vehicle park Keys Palms RV Resort in Key Largo is now pointed toward an August opening, owner Raul Medina said. “We’re almost completely booked for the winter season and that’s not even having an online reservation system,” Medina told The Real Deal. The park had been slated ...
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Little Palm Island The Florida Keys Resort You Can’t Drive To

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is a piece of paradise discreetly located off the fabled Florida Keys coastline so remote it’s only accessible by sea-plane or boat. A best-kept secret for US presidents and celebrities, your escape is simply waiting to drink you in. No phones, no TVs and ...
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