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FWC Advice Living With The American Crocodile

Seeing an American crocodile from a distance is a special experience for those visiting or living in South Florida and the Keys. However, as the population of this recovering species increases, so do the number of calls received by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) from people who ...
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Lights Out Stash The Trash For Nesting Sea Turtle Season

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding beachgoers they can help protect the nesting sea turtle by practicing some simple tips. Each year, thousands of sea turtles nest on Florida’s beaches. Because our state is so important to these special animals, beachgoers can help keep our beaches ...
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Western Dry Rocks New Regulations Beginning 4-1-21

Effective April 1, 2021, regulation changes will go into effect at Western Dry Rocks that prohibit fishing from April 1 – July 31. These changes are aimed at providing benefits for multiple recreationally and commercially important species that aggregate to spawn at Western Dry Rocks, including permit, mutton snapper, gray ...
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Highest Price For a Home in Marathon Breaks Local Record with $11.9M Sale

Engel & Völkers Florida today announced the record-breaking sale of 1150 Bulevar De Palmas. Joani Towe, an advisor with Engel & Völkers Islamorada represented the buyer in their $11,995,000 purchase, which was the highest price seen for a home in Marathon, Florida. “It was an absolute pleasure working to bring ...
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25th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival Returns May 5-9 2021

The 25th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival is returning to the island May 5-9. This year’s festival will host nearly 100 of the world’s most prolific hitmakers and up-and coming songwriters on 12 different stages in a pared-down setting due to the ongoing pandemic. The festival traditionally hosts over 200 songwriters across ...
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FWC Protects Fish Spawning At Western Dry Rocks

At its February meeting, the FWC approved a proposal to protect multi-species fish spawning aggregations near an area known as Western Dry Rocks. “This decision is based on sound science conducted not only by FWC but also by partners at Bonefish & Tarpon Trust,” said FWC Chairman Rodney Barreto. “This ...
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Kelly Grinter Steward of Marathon Wild Bird Center

Kelly Grinter estimates she’s rescued and released more than 20,000 injured birds since she founded the Marathon Wild Bird Center in 1995. The wild bird sanctuary at Marathon’s Crane Point Hammock Museum and Nature Center has 11 habitats, about 40 permanent residents — including Oliver the osprey and Mr. Black-Bellied ...
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USGS Study on Elkhorn Coral Restoration in the Dry Tortugas

Nursery-grown elkhorn coral transplanted into Dry Tortugas National Park survived and thrived, growing twice as fast as corals planted in other locations in the Florida Keys, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study published in Endangered Species Research. USGS researchers are studying the growth and success of nursery-grown transplanted ...
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Big Pine Key Deer Tries to Steal Tuna Salad at a Picnic Table

This is the comical moment a mischievous Big Pine Key Deer attempts to steal a woman's salad as she eats outside at a picnic table. Madeline May, 25, had been enjoying a wholesome tuna salad when she encountered the hungry buck trying to make a play for her meal in ...
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NOAA Expands Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

NOAA is expanding Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary from approximately 56 square miles to approximately 160 square miles to protect additional important Gulf of Mexico habitat. The move builds upon the sanctuary’s rich 30-year history of scientific studies and public review of the preservation of this special place. The expansion adds ...
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Key West Among Top Five U.S. Destinations for 2021

Tripadvisor has named Key West among the five most popular domestic destinations in its 2021 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best awards. Key West ranks just behind New York, New York; Maui, Hawaii; Las Vegas, Nevada; and New Orleans, Louisiana, as best destinations in the United States. It is one ...
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Watch Florida Keys Music Events Live or Stream Online

Traditionally, performing artists in the Florida Keys share their musical talent in island-style venues that range from outdoor amphitheater lawns to historic halls and waterfront clubs. But since coronavirus precautions currently prohibit large concert gatherings, like the Florida Keys Music Events listed below, performance stages now include virtual and streaming ...
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Casa Marina Is Giving Away 100 Free Nights for Its 100th Anniversary

When Casa Marina Key West opened on New Year's Eve in 1920, it welcomed in a glamorous resort to the southern Florida destination. Now the Waldorf Astoria property is celebrating its 100th anniversary by launching its 100-night giveaway contest, in which it will award 50 guests three-day, two-night stays. To enter, those who ...
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Key West Tropic Cinema to Host 2021 Sundance Film Festival Jan 28 Through Feb 3

Movie aficionados can enjoy outdoor and indoor screenings in Key West during the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, with 11 films to be unveiled by Tropic Cinema — a Sundance Satellite Screen partner in one of only two Florida cities. The nonprofit Sundance Institute, founded by actor Robert Redford, selected Tropic ...
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Walking Tour Spotlights Key West Literary Landscape

The roster of writers who have lived or spent significant time in Key West reads like a “Who’s Who” of Key West Literary luminaries. The creative spirits who found refuge and inspiration on the island, and made it part of their lives and work, are showcased in the Old Town ...
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2021 Key West Food and Wine Fest Blends Cuisine Vintages and Florida Keys Flair

Innovative cuisine, premium libations and intriguing events in subtropical island settings top the “menu” at the 2021 Key West Food and Wine Festival. Set for Wednesday through Sunday, Jan. 27-31, the festival’s all­-outdoor events showcase local chefs’ culinary flair, tempting vintages and distinctive Florida Keys atmosphere. Attendees can whet their ...
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Joes Tug Wreck Site in Key West – Not a Tugboat

You would think something called “Joes Tug” would actually be a tugboat. However, it is a 75-foot, steel-hulled shrimp boat, and one of the most well-known novice scuba diving wreck sites in the Lower Keys, located just 7 miles southeast of Key West. According to tales shared among Florida Keys ...
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Sugarloaf Showdown Targets 3 Wily Species Jan 28-30

Angling teams can vie for awards while targeting the Lower Florida Keys’ wiliest species during the rescheduled Sugarloaf Showdown, a fundraising fishing tournament scheduled Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 28-30. Presented by the Lower Keys Guides Association, the seventh annual tournament was originally slated for November 2020 but was postponed because ...
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Cove Communities Acquires Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge

Cove Communities, announced the acquisition of an iconic RV resort in the Florida Keys, Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge (BPKFL).  Located on ten pristine acres between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, the resort was founded in 1959 and owned and operated by the Gladwell family since 1972.  Cove is the fourth owner of ...
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Chicken Of The Trees Iguana Recipe Ideas

There is a lot of discussion about iguanas in the South Florida landscape. This exotic species is not native to FL but has been in the state for a while. These creatures are a unique part of our Broward environment. Like it or not, we are forced to share our ...
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