FWC, DEP, and our coral reef restoration partners announce the recent successful outplanting of 1,152 coral colonies along the Florida Coral Reefs as part of the largest coordinated experimental outplanting effort in Florida to date. Reef restoration experiments in Florida have never been replicated on such a large scale before, with 24 outplanting sites spanning from … Read more
If exploring the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef is on travelers’ bucket lists this summer, the “Florida Keys Reef Explorer” undersea adventure giveaway offers an ideal chance to win a Coral Reef Discovery trip to discover the dynamic ecosystem. To salute Earth Day, the Keys challenge — designed to be fun and … Read more
One of my favorite activities is fish watching on the beautiful coral reefs of the Florida Keys. To me, parrotfish (algae grazers) are the most entertaining fish species to observe. It’s fun watching them zoom around, using their pectoral fins for propulsion. There are 13 different types of parrotfish found in the Keys. Each one … Read more
How many species of sealife can you ID in this #FloridaKeys Reef snorkeling video? Some footage from snorkeling at Key Largo Dry Rocks, as well as Elbow Reef on August 19th, 2016.