David Paul Horan

“Can we trust them?”

In 1989/1990, a large commercial transport ship attempted to save time and fuel by hugging the Keys and staying out of the Gulfstream. It ran aground and...
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Community argues for, against Restoration Blueprint

Inside the Islander Conference Center on Dec. 10, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent Sarah Fangman and advisory council members listened intently as captains, conservation stakeholders and...
NOAA Launches $97 Million Targeted Mission to Save Florida Reef Tract - A large body of water - Reef

NOAA Launches $97 Million Targeted Mission to Save Florida Reef Tract

On Dec. 9, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced an ambitious plan to restore seven reefs within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS). The...
Flood-free finally for Key Largo community - A group of people riding on the back of a bicycle - Road bicycle

Flood-free finally for Key Largo community

Freedom.  That’s the word Bill Marlow used after the murky waters finally subsided on Nov. 26. It all began as a king tide rolled in months earlier, covering...
Municipalities proactive on flooding, sea level rise - A view of a body of water with a mountain in the ocean - Islet

Municipalities proactive on flooding, sea level rise

Representatives from various governmental entities convened with leaders in the fields of public works, infrastructure development, and thinkers from business and higher education for the 11th annual...
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“There’s poison in our water.”

My name is Joe Weatherby. I have been a professional captain, diver, fisherman, snorkeler, unsuccessful treasure hunter and constant conservationist in the Florida Keys and Key West for...
“I don’t like that Key Largo will be made into a no anchor zone, but I think it’s necessary.” - A man swimming in the water - Free-diving

“I don’t like that Key Largo will be made into a no anchor zone,...

If you have been living in the Keys for the last few years, you have seen the issues the reef is having. If you don’t believe that...
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Eco-friendly gift-wrapping tips for the holidays

Hopefully you and your credit cards survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday in one piece, and you’ve finished all your holiday shopping. While you catch your breath,...
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Taking sins out of the water

In October, to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Keys Jewish Community Center (KJCC) decided to mix tradition up with a local mangrove cleanup. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New...
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“Now is the time to have your voice heard.”

The Board of Directors of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Foundation encourages you to participate in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary’s Restoration Blueprint process. Now...