Grouper – Hogfish And Blueline Tilefish Seasons Reopen May 1 in Florida Keys 

The following species will reopen to recreational harvest May 1 in Florida state and federal waters of the Atlantic: hogfish; blueline tilefish; and Grouper gag, black, red, yellowmouth and yellowfin; scamp; red hind; rock hind; coney; and graysby. Hogfish will remain open through Oct. 31, 2021, on the east coast of Florida as well as…

Highest Price For a Home in Marathon Breaks Local Record with $11.9M Sale

Engel & Völkers Florida today announced the record-breaking sale of 1150 Bulevar De Palmas. Joani Towe, an advisor with Engel & Völkers Islamorada represented the buyer in their $11,995,000 purchase, which was the highest price seen for a home in Marathon, Florida. “It was an absolute pleasure working to bring the buyer and seller together…

Watch Florida Keys Music Events Live or Stream Online

Traditionally, performing artists in the Florida Keys share their musical talent in island-style venues that range from outdoor amphitheater lawns to historic halls and waterfront clubs. But since coronavirus precautions currently prohibit large concert gatherings, like the Florida Keys Music Events listed below, performance stages now include virtual and streaming versions to maintain the health…

Public Workshop on Fisheries Management of Western Dry Rocks

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your input on a proposal for a seasonal fishing closure in a 1-square-mile area near Western Dry Rocks. This area is about 10 miles southwest of Key West and is an important spawning location for many recreationally and commercially important species such as snapper, grouper and…

Florida Keys Conch Republic to Celebrate Independence Nov 27-30

It began with an unannounced U.S. Border Patrol roadblock installed in 1982 at the head of the Florida Keys, causing massive traffic delays and inspiring irritated residents to ceremonially secede from the Union They formed the independent Conch Republic. “Citizens” and friends of the colorful “country” can celebrate its continued fame Friday through Monday, Nov….

Scientists 1st to Spawn Legendary Bonefish in Captivity

It took scientists in Japan more than 50 years to successfully spawn eels in captivity to help preserve the species. In a race to solve a major challenge for conservation aquaculture, a breakthrough by researchers at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in collaboration with Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) is the first in the world to successfully spawn…

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Dry Tortugas National Park Is 99% Underwater

Enter Dry Tortugas National Park, one of just three designated national parks in Florida — and one of the most remote in the entire U.S. National Park System.Wide-open spaces are the name of the game in today’s pandemic-ravaged tourism landscape, which is why travelers all over the U.S. are flocking to national parks. But a national park…

Sculpture Trail Enhances Island Chain’s Landscape

Sculpture Trail. Creativity is seemingly built into the DNA of the Florida Keys. Without even stepping inside a gallery or studio, visitors exploring the island chain can encounter an eclectic variety of open-air artistry. Prime among the outdoor creations is a collection of thought-provoking large-scale sculptures. The 81-mile Florida Keys Sculpture Trail extends from Islamorada…

New United Airlines Flights From Chicago – Newark – DC to Key West

Beginning Oct. 1 New United Airlines flights is to resume daily nonstop service to Key West from Chicago O’Hare and New Jersey’s Newark Liberty international airports on United Express 70-seat Embraer E170 regional jets. In addition, beginning Nov. 6 United is to launch new nonstop service five times weekly between Key West and Washington Dulles…

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SeaTurtle Maisy Released in Florida Keys to Join Tour de Turtles Race

A rare hybrid hawksbill-green seaturtle Maisy, rehabilitated at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital, was fitted with a satellite-tracking transmitter and released from a Florida Keys beach Friday to join the Tour de Turtles, a marathon-like “race” that follows the long-distance migration of sea turtles over three months. The annual educational project, organized by the Sea…

Florida Keys Parks Delicate Balance of Nature Series

Encouraging residents and visitors to shrink their environmental footprints, Key Largo’s popular “Delicate Balance of Nature” free lecture series kicks off its 29th year Wednesday, Jan.15. The Jan. 15 presentation is to focus on owl species of the Florida Keys, from the quirky burrowing owl to the massive great horned owl. Jordan Budnik, Executive Director of the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center, is…