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Angling teams can vie for victory by targeting bonefish, permit and barracuda while benefiting the charter fishing community during the annual Sugarloaf Showdown. Presented by the Lower Keys Guides Association, the catch-and-release challenge is scheduled Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 31 through Nov. 2. The tournament is a fundraiser for the ...Read More
Later this month, astronauts and crew members from NASA and the European Space Agency will begin an expedition that seeks to both train the crews for space and restore some of the state's damaged Florida Keys Reefs. In an underwater habitat near the Florida Keys, the crews will build and ...Read More
Hammerhead sharks – Diving with dinosaurs ...Read More
The Florida Keys with community efforts to sustain precious natural resources through the Connect & Protect initiative, continue to unveil ways to preserve the Keys’ environment and connect visitors who love the outdoors to the island chain’s unmatched beauty. Efforts to replant and preserve coral along the Florida Reef Tract are ongoing. In ...Read More
Through Oct. 13, visiting families can explore Florida Keys attractions, tours, watersports and other offerings with a value-added program that provides free admission for children age 12 or younger. Called Kids Free Florida Keys, the program was created by the Key West Attractions Association. Families can visit KidsFreeFloridaKeys.com to download coupons for ...Read More
Historical population Census Pop. %± 517 — 688 33.1% 2,645 284.4% 2,913 10.1% 5,657 94.2% 10,940 93.4% 18,786 71.7% 18,006 −4.2% 21,563 19.8% 19,550 −9.3% 13,624 −30.3% 14,078 3.3% 29,957 112.8% 47,921 60.0% 52,586 9.7% 63,188 20.2% 78,024 23.5% 79,589 2.0% 73,090 −8.2% Est. 2017 77,013  5.4% Source: Monroe ...Read More
Due to soaring temperatures, tropical coral reefs are facing a bleak future. But recent research shows that some of these corals are migrating to cooler subtropical seas, offering a measure of hope that these ecosystems can survive the existential threat of climate change. BY FRED PEARCE • AUGUST 22, 2019 From the shores of ...Read More
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, 2019, to raise awareness through ...Read More
Florida’s Spiny Lobster Sport Season (“mini season”) is only two weeks away. The annual two-day event, which will take place on July 24 and 25 2019, is eagerly anticipated by divers each year and draws participants from throughout the Southeast and beyond. While it’s a fun, challenging and tasty experience ...Read More
Swimmers, including those wearing mermaid tails, can attempt an epic swim around the island of Key West Saturday, June 15, during a 12.5-mile open-water race for individuals and relay teams. Entrants in the annual Florida Keys Community College Swim Around Key West can register as solo competitors or in teams ...Read More
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary encourages the safe removal of invasive lionfish from its waters and issues lionfish removal permits to divers for the collection of lionfish from Sanctuary Preservation Areas (SPAs). The permit allows lionfish to be removed from the SPAs, which are otherwise no-fishing, no-take zones, with hand nets or ...Read More
The City has begun replenishing the white sandy Key West beaches. Starting this morning, workers began with Smather’s Beach on South Roosevelt Blvd. The project, which is expected to last about two weeks, is a painstakingly careful project because of nesting turtles. Each morning, volunteers walk the beach searching for ...Read More
No live-aboards should be allowed to dock at the future redeveloped Rowell’s Waterfront Park, but a splash pad for children would be widely welcomed. Those were two main takeaways from a county-hosted public input meeting held last week. Neighboring residents asked Monroe County officials to implement the same ban on ...Read More
In Key Largo, the Florida Keys’ first-ever “all-inclusive” resort — the adults-only 12-acre, 135-unit Bungalows Key Largo — opened in late December. Located at mile marker 99 bayside, the property features 1,000 feet of shoreline, the Zen Garden Spa, two in-ground pools, a fitness Tiki hut, three piers for 40-foot-long boats, ...Read More
While the Bible’s Ten Commandments advise people what NOT to do, these “Ten Keymandments” are designed to guide visitors in what you CAN do to have meaningful, memorable vacations while respecting and helping preserve the Florida Keys environment. An education campaign focusing on the preservation of the environment is being ...Read More
The endangered Key deer, the smallest subspecies of white-tailed deer found throughout much of North America, are perfectly adapted to surviving in the tropical island habitats of the lower Florida Keys. They feed on over 150 types of native plants that grow wild with some of their favorites being red ...Read More
Eager to sample some spiny lobster prepared according to an authentic #FloridaKeys recipe? Spark your appetite with this “nibble” from “Taste the Florida Keys with Chef Michelle Bernstein,” a one-hour documentary exploring the island chain’s culinary culture and heritage. Watch it on your favorite PBS station by checking local listings ...Read More
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, would become a major international ...Read More
As I’m writing this, we have now been to all of the Florida State Parks that allow camping in the Florida Keys. Each one has something about it that makes it worth visiting. Of course, all of them are substantially cheaper than the private parks in the Keys. But you’ve ...Read More
One of the largest fun Dolphin Fish tournaments in the Middle Keys, the 13th annual Tom Thumb Marathon Offshore Bull and Cow Dolphin Tournament, is to challenge anglers Thursday through Sunday, May 2-5, in Marathon. A grand prize of $10,000 cash is to go to the team with the largest ...Read More