THREE RESCUED AND REHABBED MANATEES RETURN TO MARATHON WATERS

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The exhaustive efforts of four manatee rescue and rehabilitation organizations came to fruition on Nov. 29 with the release of three healthy manatees in Key Colony Beach. Rescued...

NEIGHBOR OF THE WEEK: THE WESTON/NORGREN FAMILY

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With our Neighbor of the Week highlight on pause over the last few months due to individual spotlights like October’s Be Like Mike feature, Keys Weekly figured...

REHABILITATED JUVENILE SEA TURTLES ARE THANKFUL TO BE HOME

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Two rehabilitated juvenile sea turtles, ‘Luna’ and ‘Sonny,’ made their way back to the sea as Marathon’s Turtle Hospital celebrated a double release on Nov. 16 to...

MOTE MARINE HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL ‘TOYS FOR TOURS’ IN FLORIDA KEYS

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Mote Marine Laboratory is once again teaming up with local Toys for Tots organizers to help give back this holiday season.   Last year, with the help from the...

A BABY DOLPHIN? DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER IN FLORIDA KEYS WELCOMES SECOND CALF THIS YEAR

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The staff and dolphin pod at Dolphin Research Center celebrated an addition to its animal family for the third time in 2022, when 15-year-old dolphin Cayo gave...

SCOUTS REMOVE 1,600 LBS OF DEBRIS FROM FLORIDA KEYS CORAL REEF

In 2022, Boy Scouts from around the nation recovered 1,600 pounds of marine debris from the Florida Keys coral reef, Sea Base staff reported. “Our goal this past...

MARINE SANCTUARY: KEY WEST WATERMEN WORRY ABOUT WATER QUALITY & LAW ENFORCEMENT

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The evening of Sept. 21 found just a few dozen individuals filling the auditorium at Marathon High School for one of three in-person public comment sessions set...

RESPECTFUL DISCUSSION AT MARATHON’S MARINE SANCTUARY COMMENT SESSION

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The evening of Sept. 21 found just a few dozen individuals filling the auditorium at Marathon High School for one of three in-person public comment sessions set...

DIVE REPORT: PREPARATION TIPS IN TIMES OF A STORM

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Diving conditions were fine leading up to Hurricane Ian earlier last week. But I do think the threat of Ian kept a lot of customers and visitors...

RESIDENTS SHARE COMMENTS & CONCERNS ABOUT MARINE SANCTUARY’S NEW MANAGEMENT PLAN

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More law enforcement and education, as well the need for better water quality, were among the sentiments relayed by residents during a public comment session on the...