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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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
Non-native Burmese python caught in Big Cypress, Florida - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission /Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission People in Florida may have an unusual delicacy to sample, pending a state review of whether they are safe for consumption, CNN reported on Sunday: Burmese pythons. Burmese pythons are an ...Read More
The fabled Casa Marina Key West, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, reflecting the rich history of Key West, is to celebrate its 100th anniversary on New Year’s Eve 2020. Casa Marina opened Dec. 31, 1920, at 1500 Reynolds St. on the southernmost island city in the continental United States. Called Key West’s most ...Read More
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your input on a proposal for a seasonal fishing closure in a 1-square-mile area near Western Dry Rocks. This area is about 10 miles southwest of Key West and is an important spawning location for many recreationally and commercially important species ...Read More
At its December meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a draft proposal to protect fish spawning aggregations near an area known as Western Dry Rocks. Western Dry Rocks, which is about 10 miles south of Key West, is an important spawning location for many recreationally and ...Read More