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IveGot1 – ID and Report Invasive Species in Florida

IveGot1 brings the power of EDDMapS to your iPhone. Now you can submit invasive species observations directly with your iPhone from the field. These reports are uploaded to EDDMapS and e-mailed directly to local and state verifiers for review. IveGot1 was developed by the University of Georgia Center for Invasive ...
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Dakus Bones Goliath Grouper Fishing – Video

Rush and Ali are in the Florida Keys bottom fishing with new friend Dave Kustra from Dakus Bones. First commissioned to mount Ali’ s swordfish catch from last season, the guys invite Dave down to the Keys to fish in Rush’s backyard where they learn more about the fascinating world ...
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horseshoe crabs

Horseshoe Crabs

The Fish and Wildlife Research Institute is asking the public to report observations of horseshoe crabs mating activities in order to help biologists identify nesting beaches around the state. Horseshoe crabs can be found in the United States from Maine to Florida. Adult horseshoe crabs are usually found offshore, but ...
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Applications available for FWC’s 2019-2020 High School Fishing Program

Applications available for FWC’s 2019-2020 High School Fishing Program The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) 2019-2020 High School Fishing Program offers high school fishing clubs or teams the opportunity to apply for the Florida Sport Fish Restoration R3 Fishing Grant. This grant program is focused on recruiting new ...
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Harry Harris Park Updates – Fees

Florida Keys residents headed to Harry Harris Park may be asked for address information beginning Saturday. A gatehouse at the entrance to the popular oceanfront park is expected to be staffed Oct. 5, with out-of-county residents charged for admission. Non-residents will be charged $5 per person. Boaters living outside the Keys ...
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Oct 23 Fantasy Fest Pet Masquerade

The fabled Fantasy Fest Pet Masquerade, scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 23, is to evoke echoes of melodies like the iconic “Who Let the Dogs Out” and the classic “What’s New Pussycat.” That’s because the wacky masquerade contest is expected to draw creatively costumed cats, designer-togged dogs and other domestic animals and ...
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The Best Hotels In Key West For Business Travelers, 2019

The Best Hotels In Key West For Business Travelers, 2019

For the sea lovers who love to spend most of the day either in a quiet stroll over the sand or go ahead in snorkeling or surfing, there is no better place other than Key West. Out of the other keys in Florida, Hotels In Key West offer the best ...
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Trulieve Brings Direct Access to the Florida Keys with New Key West Dispensary

Trulieve Brings Access to Medical Cannabis in the New Key West Dispensary

As state approaches 275,000 patients, Trulieve's latest storefront brings Florida's largest selection of medical cannabis to patients in the Keys. To celebrate their newest store, Trulieve will be hosting a grand opening celebration on Tuesday, September 17th at 10:00 AM, with doors opening and press tours of the new dispensary ...
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FWC Approves Draft Changes to Spotted Seatrout Rules

One of my favorite fish to catch and eat is the Spotted Seatrout. The rules may be changing for both Commercial and Recreational fishing and are quite complicated and different in different areas of the state. At its meeting in Cape Canaveral, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) ...
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Florida Keys Foods

Stonecrab season opens Oct 15 new recreational trap requirements

Do you love eating StoneCrab claws? Did you know YOU can place your own Recreational Stonecrab traps? Stonecrab season begins Oct. 15. Read on if interested. Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15 in state and federal waters. New Recreational Trap Requirements Recreational harvesters who ...
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Two years after Hurricane Irma, the Florida Keys are still waiting on funding for recovery

2 years after Hurricane Irma – Still Waiting on Funding

There are still many individuals, businesses, and local governments Still Waiting on Funding for damages caused by Hurricane Irma in September 2017. Two years after Hurricane Irma barreled into the Florida Keys, some neighborhoods still show obvious signs of the aftermath of Category Four storm that leveled homes and sent ...
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GMO Mosquitoes Proposed Again For Keys — As New Study Finds They Can Interbreed With Wild Insects

GMO Mosquitoes Proposed Again For Florida Keys

You have probably been reading and listening to news reports of the Mosquito born diseases plaguing the US this year. There are EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis which as killed at least 11 in the US), Dengue (In the USA, as of August 7, 2019, 216 dengue cases were reported to the CDC. During 2019, Florida, ...
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Keys Look To Local Solutions For Widespread Problem - Sargassum

Sargassum Problem – Florida Keys Look Looks for Solutions

Anyone who's been to the beach in South Florida or the Caribbean in recent months has probably seen — or smelled — sargassum piled up on shore. The (Sargassum Problem) algae is hitting record levels. In the Keys, some want their local governments to address the problem. Robert Moser's family ...
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Abandoned Places – Dagny Johnson Hammock Botanical State Park

As you head south to Key Largo, Dagny Johnson Hammock Botanical State Park sits along the east coast — boasting stunning jungle-like views and coastal sightlines; but if you venture to the right spots, you can find some cool abandoned buildings to explore. In order to explore some of these ...
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Elkhorn Coral

REEF Fest 2019 October 17-20 Key Largo

REEF Fest 2019 registration is now available! Book diving and snorkeling, register for events, and purchase your ticket to 'For the Love of the Sea' banquet online today! REEF Fest is an annual, four-day celebration to acknowledge the success of marine conservation and education initiatives in the Florida Keys. Events include educational seminars, ...
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Florida Keys Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest

This October 6th, a group of scuba divers submerged in the Atlantic Ocean at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to compete in the Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest. The annual contest is held every October near a shallow coral reef off Key Largo. Divers of all ages used their carving ...
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Council considers sculptures, bus stop

Islamorada Considers RoadSide Sculptures

ISLAMORADA — Roadside sculptures drew mixed reviews at the Islamorada Village Council meeting Sept. 19. “Fragments,” a set of three statues by Shiho Sato, appears to be headed for a state-owned strip of bayside land near mile marker 80 on Upper Matecumbe Key as part of the Florida Keys Sculpture ...
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Florida Keys Host Swimmers For Alligator Lighthouse Challenge

The Alligator Lighthouse Challenge event, on Saturday, 14 September 2019, was created to raise awareness for the nearly 150-year-old Alligator Reef Lighthouse, as well as the five other aging lighthouses that sit off Florida's Keys. Nearly 500 swimmers from around the world participated in the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse challenge ...
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Lionfish Challenge

23,451 Invasive Lionfish Removed!Congratulations to this year’s Lionfish Challenge top prize winners:• Most lionfish removed recreational category:Ken Ayers, Lionfish King = 1,194 removed• Most lionfish removed commercial category:Joshua Livingston = 3,192.8 lbs. removed• Largest lionfish category:Ron Surrency, Duval County, 17.04 inches (433 mm)• Smallest lionfish category:Nikkie Cox, Franklin County, 1.45 ...
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Key West People

Here is an excerpt from a long-time Key West Blogger - Key West Diary - about Key West People.   I saw a Hemingway look alike complete with cigar and I thought to myself...how often do I look at all the people who flood the streets of Key West? Key ...
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