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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 ...
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10 Florida Keys State Parks Wide-Open Spaces & Scenery

Ten secluded Florida Keys State Parks throughout the 125-mile-long Florida Keys include the Keys’ most scenic wide-open spaces for social distancing, solitude and outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, swimming, snorkeling and paddling.  Florida state parks offer some of the destination’s best and most secluded beaches, fishing, boating, scuba diving ...
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Popular Hogfish Recreational Season Closes Nov 1

Hogfish recreational harvest will close in state and federal waters off the east coast of Florida and Florida Keys Nov. 1. This closure includes all state waters south of Cape Sable, which is on the Gulf side of Florida, and up the Atlantic coast. The Keys/east Florida hogfish season runs from May ...
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Key West Fantasy Fest Goes Virtual Enchanting

Key West’s annual celebration Fantasy Fest will be going online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The good news is that everyone will now have a chance to be part of the festivities! Key West will be hosting two events, one on October 16th and the other on the 24th. These ...
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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 ...
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Wild Chickens Rule the Streets in Some Beach Towns

If you’ve ever hit the beaches of Key West, Bermuda or Hawaii looking for a tranquil vacation, you may have experienced a rude awakening. By a rooster, that is. These tourist-laden seaside towns are full of feral chickens. They roam the graveyards. They strut the beaches. They peck at leftovers ...
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Key West Paddle Classic 12 Miles Around Island

The 12-mile distance around the island of Key West is to become a saltwater racecourse for competitors on paddleboards and self-propelled watercraft during the 2020 Key West Paddle Classic.   The race is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 3, with accompanying events for participants prior to race day. It was postponed from ...
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Florida Keys Diving Earn Top 5 Marks from Dive Magazine

Readers of Scuba Diving magazine have named the Florida Keys & Key West among the World’s Best/Readers Choice Awards for 2020, ranking the island destination as either number one or in the top five in several dive categories. Florida Keys Diving. The Florida Keys took top honors in the “Beginner ...
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Florida Reef Fish Gear Rules – Keep FWC Happy

Florida Reef Fish State and Federal regulations require all commercial fishers and recreational anglers fishing for any reef fish species to have and use certain gear. In state waters, reef fish species include groupers, snappers, amberjacks, gray triggerfish, red porgy, sea bass, hogfish and tilefish. View a list of reef ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Florida Stone Crab Mouth-Watering Top 5 Fishery

While stone crabs are found and harvested in other states, the Florida stone crab fishery provides 99% of all stone crab landings in the United States. As such, stone crabs are an integral part of the Florida economy, residing in the top five fisheries of Florida. Stone crabs (Menippe sp.) can be ...
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Halloween Florida Keys Style

From FantasyFest.com, With the changing Covid-19 regulations, increasing cases, and current CDC Guidelines, the world is anything but normal and predictable.  Together with the Festival’s Board of Directors, the City of Key West’s Mayor & Management we have agreed that the most responsible decision we can make is not to ...
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National Iguana Awareness Day September 8

National Iguana Awareness Day is observed on September 8. Iguanas are cold-blooded fascinating creatures with awful bite and an amazing active tail native to South and Central America. These reptiles are believed to have come to the United States on cargo boats and are now commonly seen in the Florida ...
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Wahoo – The Largest Mackerel – 1 Fish To Love

The wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri) is the largest of all mackerels and is found worldwide in tropical and subtropical coastal waters. Wahoo Fast Facts Wahoo are related to mackerels and are members of the fish family Scombridae. Wahoo live in tropical and subtropical waters worldwide. During the summer, they may migrate ...
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Lifejackets – Variety is the Spice of Safety

“Gone Coastal” column By Amanda Nalley.  I hate to admit it, but for years, our two neon-orange over-the-neck lifejackets (aka personal floatation devices or PFDs) acted primarily as seat cushions in our 40-year-old canoe. We didn’t have much money, and the thought of spending $40 on a personal floatation device ...
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Sea Turtles and Manatees Released in the Florida Keys

As well as human visitors who come to the Florida Keys for rest and renewal, marine creatures in need come calling, too. Some Sea Turtles and Manatees arrive with health problems, while others are injured, orphaned, or lost. When recovered they are released. Throughout the island chain, ailing sea turtles, ...
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Cuban Culture and Heritage Enrich Key West

Sway to the infectious rhythms of an outdoor salsa band. Savor the rush of caffeine from a shot of café cortadito sold by a smiling vendor. Cuban Culture. Pause on Duval Street to gaze at an imposing 19th-century building where history was made. And as you do, breathe a fervent ...
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Florida Keys Divers Can Help Take a Bite Out of Lionfish

Florida Keys Divers can help preserve the Florida Keys’ native reef fish populations during the fun, socially distanced Reef Environmental Education Foundation 2020 Lionfish Derby. Scheduled Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 10-13, the derby challenges participants to capture and remove as many non-native lionfish as possible from Keys waters. This year, ...
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