FIU RESEARCHER TALKS DOLPHINS OF BISCAYNE BAY

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The 33rd annual lecture series, “The Delicate Balance of Nature,” welcomes Jessica Carde, researcher with Florida International University’s Department of Biological Science on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at...

BLUE CRAB FISHING? A DEVICE IS REQUIRED TO KEEP DIAMONDBACK TERRAPINS OUT

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The Monroe County Extension Office is offering free bycatch reduction devices (BRDs) that have been required on all recreational blue crab traps since March 1, 2023.  Although Monroe...

HYPERSALINITY & HEAT: THE EVERGLADES FOUNDATION DISCUSSES THREATS TO FLORIDA BAY

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In Florida Bay, the flow of fresh water from Lake Okeechobee in the north through the Everglades nourishes the Keys ecosystems and economies. Anything disrupting this natural...

SAFE TIE-UP: MOORING FIELDS PROTECT KEYS’ FRAGILE ENVIRONMENT

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The Florida Keys, with its turquoise waters, vibrant marine life and stunning coral reefs, have long been a haven for boaters and sailors. This unique and fragile...

I.CARE’S MIKE GOLDBERG IS A CNN HERO OF THE YEAR FINALIST; HERE’S HOW TO...

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What would you do with $100,000?  If you’re Mike Goldberg, a hometown hero in the coral restoration world and newly-minted Top 10 CNN Hero, you’d plant a lot...

SARGASSUM & SEA TURTLES: WHAT ‘THE BLOB’ MEANS FOR THE ENDANGERED REPTILE

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In March 2023, global reports of a massive sargassum “blob” headed straight for Florida caused many to worry about the potential effects on local wildlife and our...

TWO MANATEE RESCUES IN A WEEK FOR DRC, AQUARIUM ENCOUNTERS AND DOLPHINS PLUS

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On April 24, Dolphin Research Center’s manatee rescue team, Dolphins Plus, and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission rescued an entangled adult manatee in a residential...

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...

WATER WARS: PROPOSED BILL THREATENS EVERGLADES RESTORATION, OPPONENTS SAY

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A petition has more than 37,400 signatures against a Senate bill that, opponents say, poses a threat to more clean water flows south to the Everglades. The...

$20M PROPOSED FOR KEYS STEWARDSHIP ACT BY STATE HOUSE & SENATE

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Full funding for the Florida Keys Stewardship Act appears to be on a better track than in prior years in Tallahassee.  On Wednesday, the Florida House and Senate’s...

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