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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, 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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A Key Deer Walks Into A CVS

  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 ...
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This scientific breakthrough could jumpstart the revival of Florida Keys Reef

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 ...
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Joe’s Crab Shack Crab Cakes – Famous Recipe

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 ...
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Coral Spawn Late Summer Circle of Life Florida Keys Reefs

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 ...
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