DIVE REPORT: SAY ‘HELLO’ TO SAWFISH!

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Conditions were great this week, up until the weekend. As most of us saw, some pretty nasty winds and rain came in. There were even thunderstorm warnings...

DIVE REPORT: LET’S TALK SHARKS!

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Conditions this past week were fine but picked up over the weekend. It was “a tad dicey,” as they say. We’re still enjoying good water temperatures —...

MOTHER NATURE MOURNS: RENOWNED BIOLOGIST’S MOST FAMOUS STUDIES TOOK PLACE IN THE KEYS

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Imagine this scenario: A young scientist asks Monroe County agencies if he can conduct an experiment. He would like to tent off some small mangrove islands —...

CANAL IN KEY LARGO’S ROCK HARBOR UNDERGOES RESTORATION

Monroe County has begun its water quality improvement and restoration project on canal No. 84 in Rock Harbor in Key Largo.  Work includes organic material removal and backfill...

DIVE REPORT: DIVING INTO 2022 WITH LOTS OF VISITORS & CONSERVATION

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Happy 2022, everyone! It’s nice to see you on the other side of the holidays.  Speaking of, the holidays and end of year are busy in the Keys,...

BOATS RECEIVE ANNUAL BLESSING AT ISLAMORADA’S WHALE HARBOR ON NEW YEAR’S DAY

Boats large and small made their way to Whale Harbor Channel on the oceanside for the annual Blessing of the Fleet on the morning of New Year’s...

WILD THINGS: DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE WITH AGED COCKATOOS & ALBATROSSES

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I went down a weird internet rabbit hole the other day, trying to ascertain whether a certain Australian cockatoo was dead or alive. The sulphur-crested cockatoo in...

PROTECTING MOTHER OCEAN: KEYS ENVIRONMENTAL STORIES FROM 2021

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By Alex Rickert and Jim McCarthy If offered a choice of places to ride out a global pandemic, an island chain with Listerine-blue waters just might top the...

FROM THE FAMOUS FOX: REEF LOOKS BACK ON A MEMORABLE YEAR

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Hi friends! Reef the fox here with your weekly “Reef’s Report.” So how was everyone’s holiday weekend? I heard traffic and sirens and horns outside and boy...

DIVE REPORT: DIVES AGAINST DEBRIS SUPPORT CORAL RESTORATION, TOO!

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The holidays have come and gone here in the Keys, but conditions have remained favorable — especially for December. Low winds and great visibility made for a...