ANCHORS CAUSE CRUSHING DAMAGE AT TAVERNIER CORAL NURSERY

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A designation by the popular Garmin marine navigation system beckons boaters to anchor near a critical in-water coral nursery managed by Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF), with recent...

MOTE MISSION BRINGS CORAL REEF RESTORATION TO KEY LARGO, FLORIDA

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A new, land-based coral nursery is bringing a new kind of reef restoration to Key Largo.  Community leaders and Mote Marine Laboratory staff gathered on Aug. 11 at...

MIAMI WOMEN CHARGED FOR REPORTEDLY CATCHING 25 UNDERSIZED FISH IN KEY LARGO

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Two Miami women are facing charges after Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation says an officer found them with more than 20 undersized fish in Key Largo. During the...

DIVE REPORT: ASSESSING PROS & CONS TO LOBSTER MINI-SEASON IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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CONDITIONS ON THE WATER FAVORABLE We had favorable conditions again this past week, but lobster "mini-season" week looks like the opposite of favorable, with calls for high winds...

4 DEATHS & MULTIPLE ARRESTS DURING WEEK OF LOBSTER MINI-SEASON IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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Issuance of warnings, citations and some advice were among several steps Monroe County Sheriff’s marine deputy Nelson Sanchez took during the start of a two-day lobster mini-season...

WILD THINGS: A GOOD DAY FOR THE BLUES

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If you want to find a Miami blue caterpillar the first thing you do is look for the gray nickerbean. You could also look for Keys blackbead,...

OXITEC’S GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITO RELEASE ENTERS NEW PHASE IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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Another round of genetically modified mosquitoes will be released in the Florida Keys.  Oxitec and Florida Key Mosquito Control District announced a new phase of the project (“Pilot...

MOSQUITO MADNESS: TROPICAL WEATHER IN JUNE CREATED A PERFECT BREEDING GROUND

Every day, mosquito control field inspector Ryan Rodriguez literally invites mosquitoes to settle down on him so he can conduct what is called a landing rate count....

DESANTIS VETOES CONTROVERSIAL WATER SUPPLY BILL

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Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed a Senate bill that would have changed the equitable distribution of water from Lake Okeechobee south to the Everglades and Florida Bay. During a...

KEEP KEY WEST BEAUTIFUL

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One hour a week makes a huge difference, and volunteers are always welcome every Friday morning, when teams clean up a designated area of the island. The volunteer...