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HOW MANY STONECRAB CLAWS IN A POUND? Medium Up to 3 ounces each 6 to 7 claws per pound Large 3 to 5 ounces each 4 to 5 claws per pound Jumbo 5 to 7 ounces each 2 to 3 claws per pound Colossal More than 7 ounces each About ...Read More
11 places you should go on your next trip to Key West In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, artist Danny Acosta completes lettering the Southernmost Point in the Continental U.S.A. marker Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Key West, Fla. One of the most-photographed tourism icons in ...Read More
Emily Anderson Video taken at several Florida Keys wrecks and reefs from Key Largo to Key West! ...Read More
Stonecrabs like their water stirred. The Stonecrab season opens Monday. Prices aren't set yet, but experts expect $20 to $40 per pound, depending on claw size. Florida stone crabs just can’t catch a break. Last year, the season started strong but traps swiftly dried up, the season limping along with ...Read More
Santa might wear shorts in the subtropical Lower Florida Keys, and palm trees might outnumber Christmas trees, but holiday lovers can find plenty of seasonal spirit amid the area’s balmy breezes and warm temperatures. Visitors and Keys residents are invited to welcome the festive season and celebrate the creative arts at ...Read More
Hundreds of foot racers are to experience the panorama above the Upper Keys and the eastern edges of the Florida Everglades in the annual First State Bank Key Largo Bridge Run set for Saturday, Nov. 10. Runners of all ages can enjoy the scenic race that for 2018 is to ...Read More
Divers can compete to wow judges with jolly jack-o-lanterns during the lighthearted 2018 Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest scheduled Saturday, Oct. 6, in waters off Key Largo. Strapped with dive knives as tools and creative ideas in their heads, crafty carvers are to descend 30 feet beneath the surface in the ...Read More
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved Species Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines for eight of the more than 50 species, the only local is the Monroe County Osprey, in the agency’s Imperiled Species Management Plan. Based on thorough scientific review, FWC staff determined that the eastern chipmunk, ...Read More
Florida’s native fish and wildlife are facing a serious threat posed by a variety of invasive species found throughout the state. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is taking steps to combat the introduction and spread of these non-native animals. Today, the Commission voted to approve a reorganization ...Read More
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 mandatory, no-cost annual recreational blue ...Read More
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 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at ...Read More
Dressed-up dogs, costumed cats, bright-plumed birds and other domestic pets and their people can unleash their“animal magnetism” before more than 2,000 spectators at the wacky Pet Masquerade, a highlight of Key West’s Oct. 19-28 Fantasy Fest. Scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 24, the family-friendly costume competition is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. at ...Read More
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 invertebrates called coral. The coral ...Read More
We're excited to announce our new "Cook Like a Local" series, where Key West chefs will teach our community about preparing local food like Key West Pink Shrimp. Join us at the SOS Callahan Community kitchen for our very first free demonstration cooking class. Learn how to prepare Key West Pinks with ...Read More
David Wolkowsky in Key West in 2012. He died Sunday evening, at the age of 99. MIAMI HERALD In the early 1960s David Wolkowsky saw rundown old buildings in his hometown and envisioned a refuge and mecca for writers, artists and other visitors. That vision put Key West on the ...Read More
DOING WELL, THANKS The American crocodile is an endangered species success story. According to the FWC, since 1975 their numbers have increased from fewer than 300 to more than 1,500 adults. Today, they are classified as a threatened species. The number of crocodile complaints has risen as a result of ...Read More
Key West is known for its pristine waters and beautiful summer days, but did you ever want a bird’s eye view of how beautiful the keys really are? Try the Key West Lighthouse. Explore The Keys from a bird's eye view Takes 88 steps to get all the way up ...Read More
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Institute for Regional Conservation will begin a two-month restoration effort in the pine rockland habitats of the National Key Deer Refuge this week. This work, funded through a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant for hurricane restoration of habitat and species, will ...Read More
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Information on wildlife crimes can be reported anonymously 24 hours a day. Ethical hunters, anglers and wildlife watchers provide the best information to catch criminals. Your tips and eyewitness accounts are invaluable in protecting wildlife and punishing poachers. FWC Wildlife Alert Program. Do not attempt ...Read More