More education, engagement and freshwater

Captains Elizabeth Jolin and Xavier Figueredo know the Florida bay quite well having navigated the waters of one of the nicest coastal waters in the world for...

Seaweed Smells Like Trouble Record – Breaking Sargassum Drifts Threaten Public Health, Tourism and...

by Reda Wigle In the past several weeks, a noxious smell emanating from the beaches of the Keys has kept swimmers, sun seekers and nature lovers away from the...

Students partner with scientists on seagrass habitats

Third graders from Ocean Studies Charter School presented their project research for the NOAA Ocean Guardian School program, the Seagrass Restoration Experiment, throughout the Keys on May...

BLUE STAR FISHING – Program encourages preservation of unique ecosystem

By IAN WILSON There are many different initiatives in the Florida Keys that are aimed at protecting our local natural environments. From seagrass and coral restoration to water...

NASA mission in the Keys simulates space

Just 5.4 nautical miles offshore from Tavernier is a reef known as Conch Reef. Situated approximately 63 feet beneath the surface and surrounded by spur and groove...

Penguins, elephants and conchs … what global environmental flux means to us

By Karuna Eberl part 2 of 2 Recently an ice shelf collapsed in the Antarctic, bringing the disappearance of the second largest colony of emperor penguins, thousands of chicks...

Global day encourages better future for oceans

On Saturday, June 8, people around the world will celebrate the blue bodies of water — our oceans. Known as World Oceans Day, the event is intended...

On Friday and Saturday, June 7-8, ocean lovers in Florida and the Caribbean will work to help save and restore coral reefs during Coralpalooza 2019 — Our...

NATURAL CRISIS: 4 ways to promote biodiversity in the Keys

By Karuna Eberl Part 1 of 2 Since most of us don’t have time to make sense of it, here’s the summary of the UN’s report on the state...

Drink Beer for a Great Cause (and it’s really tasty beer from Florida Keys...

There’s a new beer that’s going to support coral research and rehabilitation efforts in the Florida Keys.  On May 17, Florida Keys Brewing Co. in Islamorada officially launched...