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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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Flavor at Key Largo Pilot House

There’s a new head chef at the Key Largo Pilot House, Luigi Maestri. Compared to most stereotypical restaurant chefs, he’s a little different —soft-spoken, unassuming and seemingly relaxed. Maestri joined Mark Charles at the Pilot House two months ago bringing his 15 years experience and skill to the kitchen. Originally ...
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Algae Grazers Are Important to The Health of our Reefs

One of my favorite activities is fish watching on the beautiful coral reefs of the Florida Keys. To me, parrotfish (algae grazers) are the most entertaining fish species to observe. It’s fun watching them zoom around, using their pectoral fins for propulsion. There are 13 different types of parrotfish found ...
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Snook Season Closure in Gulf – Everglades – Florida Keys starts 12-1-16

The recreational harvest Snook season closes Dec. 1 in Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, and will remain closed through Feb. 28, 2017, reopening to harvest March 1, 2017. Anglers may continue to catch and release snook during the closed season. This and other ...
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Islamorada Publix Project Under Final Review by Village

Following a lengthy legal battle, the Islamorada Publix has resubmitted plans for its proposed grocery store development on Upper Matecumbe Key. These include a demolition permit as well as a building permit for the mile marker 83.2 property. Village Planning Director Cheryl Cioffari said the documents are currently being reviewed ...
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FWC Sets New Barracuda Size Limits for South Florida

At its November meeting in St. Petersburg, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set new barracuda size limits. These changes will apply in state and federal waters off Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties only and include: Creating a recreational and commercial slot limit of ...
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Hogfish New Rules and Boundaries Set – 10 Year Rebuilding Plan

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved several conservation measures that are consistent with federal rules and set a new state management boundary for hogfish at the November meeting in St. Petersburg. “Hogfish is an economically important species that is popular with the diving and angling community,” said ...
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National Key Deer Refuge – Population Studies Drive Management Actions

The number of Key deer deaths due to New World screwworm infestation has remained stable at 132 for more than a week; however, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) officials are remaining diligent with protection measures to save this endangered species. The screwworm outbreak has increased the normal mortality rate ...
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Lorelei Restaurant & Cabana Bar – Islamorada – Video

Lorelei Restaurant at sunset. It's built over the water, and the views were breathtaking! The food is reasonably priced and delicious--especially their coconut shrimp and their key lime pie with mango sauce! How many times have you eaten in a restaurant overlooking a parking lot?! Not here! Nearly every table ...
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Florida Keys Cacti – Barbed-Wire and Florida Semaphore Cactus

While many folks associate cactus with the sand and heat of a desert in the western part of the United States, South Florida and the Florida Keys are home to six species of native cacti. In this week’s edition of Nature’s Corner, we will introduce you to two native Florida ...
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Kenneth Lohmann Leaving His Mark Offshore Hammer Point Tavernier

For the past few months, Kenneth Lohmann has been building markers and placing them on rocks in the waters outside his bayside home in the Hammer Point neighborhood of Tavernier. The markers are to safely guide boaters away from the dangerously shallow water next to the area’s canals. The longtime ...
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Snorkeling at Key Largo – YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b8h4Rtyhcw https://youtu.be/_b8h4Rtyhcw ...
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Do Your Part to Help Remove Plastics From the Environment

We drive plastic cars, wear plastic clothes, eat with plastic utensils on plastic plates, buy food contained in plastic bottles and put it in plastic bags to bring it to our homes. We are addicted to plastic. In fact, Americans use more than 2.5 million plastic bottles an hour. Unfortunately, ...
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Florida Keys Sanctuary Advisory Council Promotes Ethical Fishing

The Florida Keys Sanctuary Advisory Council has started work on a new program that would reward charter fishing boat captains for practicing sustainable fishing and conservation. During its most recent meeting at the Ocean Reef Club, the council agreed to form a roughly 12-member working group to come up with ...
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Spiny Lobster and Stone Crab Prices in the Florida Keys

We are well into the Spiny Lobster and Stone Crab seasons. The prices should have stabilized after the high prices of the beginning of the seasons. The Chinese play a role in Spiny Lobster prices, but also they are learning how to play the [lobster] game. Last year Stock Island-based ...
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LIVE Key West Seaport Cam – YouTube

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Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina Hotel Review, Islamorada

Islamorada Postcard Inn at Holiday Isle 9 out of 10 Telegraph expert rating Playing up the retro charm of a 1950s beach vacation, Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday Isle is a stylish, all-encompassing retreat in Islamorada boasting a full service marina, private beach, lagoon-style pool and popular ...
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Snorkeling (Not Just) For Wimps Part 2 – Islamorada Alligator Reef

Islamorada Alligator Reef - This was my second ever snorkeling trip and I feel that I have now just about advanced from ‘wimp’ status to ‘slightly nervous snorkeler clenching a noodle’. I smugly noticed that some people were more wimpy than me on this trip. It was satisfying to hear ...
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Visit the Florida Keys – 90’s Ad – Video

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Watch Miamian Set Florida Keys Stone Crab Eating Contest Record

Miami resident Juan Mallen took top honors at the annual Stone Crab Eating Contest Saturday in the Florida Keys. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrCBHETPHAU Mallen, a 49-year-old commercial appliance technician, cracked and ate 25 stone crab claws in 12 minutes and 54 seconds, besting the old record by more than two minutes. He has ...
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You Have Stone Crab Claws – Now What

Commercially caught Stone Crab claws are cooked immediately after harvest and available fresh cooked or frozen. Fresh cooked claws should be eaten within three to four days if packed in ice or stored in the coldest part of a refrigerator. Be sure to freeze only claws that are completely intact ...
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