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A Key deer buck repeatedly wandered into a CVS on Big Pine until it was finally tranquilized and relocated. DOUG MADER, DVM The endangered Key deer are one of the iconic animals of South Florida. The small deer are popular with tourists for photos. But, it can be dangerous ...Read More
Coral researchers have been working hard to learn more about how coral functions — especially how it reproduces — to help save it. Recently scientists turned their focus to ridged cactus corals, a species pulled from the reef in 2014 by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and NOAA Fisheries ...Read More
To Make this Crab Cakes Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients: No need to leave the house for this easy and delicious restaurant recipe, Joe’s Crab Shack – Crab Cakes! Ingredients: 2/3 cup mayonnaise 5 egg yolks 2 teaspoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 2 ...Read More
The hard corals of the Florida Keys reefs have spent eons developing a simple system to perpetuate the species. Coral Spawn, it’s one of nature’s mysteries that works without human intervention or complete understanding. The coral spawn is scientifically observed and documented each year along the continental United States’ only ...Read More
At its July meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved changes to recreational and commercial stone crab regulations. Florida’s stone crab fishery has experienced a long-term decline in harvest and is likely undergoing overfishing. FWC staff worked with stakeholders on these changes that are intended to increase ...Read More
Smugglers' Times: Smuggling In The Days Of Prohibition Smugglers' Times: Smuggling In The Days Of Prohibition. Logo for website This memoir details real stories of real people who worked in the marijuana smuggling industry. “I tell about the life of a smuggler. When marijuana is legal all over, we will ...Read More
The organizers of Key West’s Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival announced Thursday that the 2020 festival, originally scheduled Oct. 16-25, would be canceled to protect against the potential spread of COVID-19.The festival typically draws some 60,000 people to Key West’s Duval Street for its highlight parade, as well as ...Read More
Key West is immortalized as “the enchanted land” and “land of light” in a ballad released in mid-June by legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Dylan’s 9:35-minute ode, titled “Key West (Philosopher Pirate),” is featured on “Rough and Rowdy Ways,” the artist’s 39th studio album and his first to be released with ...Read More
Looking to keep up to date on Florida’s saltwater fishing regulations? Find them on Fish Rules App. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is excited to announce it is now partnering with Fish Rules App. In addition, a new freshwater version of the app is being created and is anticipated ...Read More
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 ...Read More
United Way of the Florida Keys has compiled a useful collection of the regular meal services we know of throughout the Keys. Monroe-County-Food-Pantries-and-Meals-to-Go-Graphic-4-20-2020 ...Read More
FreeBee Islamorada is expanding the hours of its alternative transportation services with Freebee Islamorada, operating on-call electric vehicles to transport passengers among Islamorada’s four islands. The Freebee Electric Vehicle Ridesharing Service has been running on Upper Matecumbe Key since November 2018. Current service is offered Thursdays and Fridays from 4 ...Read More
The FWC welcomes comments on any species, even those not featured on this page, at any time via the comment form below, email at Marine@MyFWC.com or phone at 850-487-0554. The following topics are either tentatively slated to be brought before the Commission in the near future or items FWC staff plan to begin working on. This is not ...Read More
Scientists investigating a devastating new coral disease infecting reefs from Florida to and throughout the Caribbean may be zeroing in on a culprit behind the unpredictable spread: ballast water from big ships. Investigators are now poring over shipping records housed at the Smithsonian to confirm the connection and better contain ...Read More
This legendary tropical fruit property in the Florida Keys had a massive hurricane roll through 2 years ago, so everyone's been wondering... How did this 60+-year-old Grimal Grove recover after another battling round of catastrophic winds? After Hurricane Irma's colossal damage to Big Pine Key, the losses were extreme, our ...Read More
Sawfish are the world’s most threatened marine fish, with all five species classified as endangered or critically endangered. Florida used to host two of the species, but now only the Smalltooth Sawfish remains. The last largetooth sawfish was reported in Florida in 1943, according to Tonya Wiley, president of the ...Read More
The smalltooth sawfish, the only sawfish found in Florida, has been protected in Florida since 1992 and became federally listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act in 2003. Little was known about the species when it became listed but since that time, scientists have learned a lot about its biology ...Read More
Shrimp, spiny lobster, stone crab claws and fish, all “fishermen-to-fork fresh,” are to headline the attractions for attendees at the Original Marathon Seafood Festival scheduled Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, in Marathon. For over 40 years, the taste bud–tempting outdoor feast has drawn seafood lovers and Keys families to gather at the Marathon Community Park, mile marker 49 oceanside. Commercial fisheries and markets catch, clean and cook the nearly 15,000-pound spread of fresh Florida Keys seafood, bushels of oysters from the west ...Read More
It’s not a stringed instrument, a percussion instrument or the musical choice of virtually any “American Idol” contestant. Nonetheless, the conch shell takes center stage in Key West’s music scene each spring, when several dozen hopefuls vie for victory in the annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest. Set for noon Saturday, ...Read More
For more than 30 years internationally renowned playwright Tennessee Williams lived and wrote theatrical masterpieces in Key West. Fans can celebrate his extraordinary talent and life with a series of cultural events scheduled Feb. 22 through March 30. Highlights of the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration include performances of “Talking Tennessee” ...Read More