Low-Impact Summer Watersports Florida Keys

Calm summer seas in the Florida Keys mean easygoing and easy-on-the-environment watersports powered by people or the rays of the sun. This year the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is hosting its fifth national "Get into Your Sanctuary Days" celebration Aug. 2-4,...
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What Are Totten Beacons

These Totten Beacons, 19th-century aids to navigation, are protected historical resources. In 1513, Spanish explorer Ponce de León sailed into the strong currents of the Florida Straits. Little did he know that within a few years, these uncharted waters, which feed into the Gulf Stream,...
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Simply the Keys Catch and Release Fishing

Florida Keys guides recognized years ago it made no sense to overfill ice chests just to “feed the neighbors.” Fishing journalists also started pushing a more conservation-focused angle, government fisheries agencies implemented size and bag limits, and Captains began to understand the need for conservation,...
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FWC Approves Changes to Trap Fisheries Rules

At its September meeting near Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved several changes to recreational and commercial trap fisheries rules. These changes are part of a long-term project to evaluate and improve the management of Florida’s saltwater trap fisheries. Approved changes include: Creating...
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Florida Keys Ocean Festival 12-1-18

Attendees at the eighth annual Florida Keys Ocean Festival can celebrate the island chain's vibrant marine environment outdoors in Islamorada with live music, artistry, kids' activities, educational exhibits and more. Presented by the Florida-based Mote Marine Laboratory, the family-friendly event is set for 11 a.m. to...
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What Are Coral Reefs?

Table coral (Acropora cytherea) is common throughout the tropical Pacific, but in Hawaii its distribution is limited to French Frigate Shoals and neighboring atolls northwest of the main islands. Credit: Greg McFall/NOAA Coral reefs are large underwater structures composed of the skeletons of colonial marine...
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