MORE BOATS MEANS MORE PROP SCARRING OF SEAGRASS

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An aerial view of the Florida Keys’ beauty is one to behold, with different shades of blue wrapping around historical lighthouse structures, sandbars, bridges and the island....

MANATEE DEATHS UP 150% ON MAINLAND CAN SERVE AS WARNING FOR FLORIDA BAY

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To live in Florida, you must love manatees. They’re hopelessly awkward, adorably plump sea potatoes. And, although we’ve never hugged any (we promise — we know it’s...

MIAMI MAN HIDING IN BUSHES CAUGHT WITH 27 ILLEGAL LOBSTERS

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A Miami man is facing a number of charges after officers found him hiding in a bush with what they say was a container full of out-of-season...

$4 MILLION SECURED FOR CARYSFORT REEF RESTORATION

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Coral Restoration Foundation was recently awarded a grant of just under $2 million by United Way of Collier and the Keys (UWCK) to expand work at Carysfort...

SUMMER SEAS AND SIGHTS

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Summers in the Florida Keys are known for calm waters and clear visibility. The diving is world-class: coral reefs, colorful sponges, swarming fish, and endless blue. The...

DIVING AND PLANTING WITH A PURPOSE WITH I.CARE

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A scuba diving trip and planting corals is something I’ve wanted to do with my son, Jacob, for a long time, but I never anticipated just how...

STONY CORAL TISSUE LOSS DISEASE REACHES DRY TORTUGAS; PARK SERVICE RESPONDS

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Stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD) — an infectious, water-borne coral disease that has devastated Florida's Coral Reef and others around the world — has been found...

Bay nonprofit operating out of Green Turtle Hammock

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Islamorada-based nonprofit Florida Bay Forever Save Our Waters has found a new home at the Green Turtle Hammock Nature Preserve. Located in the heart of Islamorada, the...

County on track to remove 60 DERELICT vessels this year

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Thirty-four derelict vessels have been removed from the waters off the Florida Keys since the start of 2021. Roughly 60 vessels that’ve been junked and abandoned will...

IN THE WORDS OF THE OCEAN PROTECTORS

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In recognition of World Oceans Day, the Keys Weekly spoke to three “ocean protectors” to hear firsthand how the blue waters have impacted their lives and shaped...
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