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BABY DOLPHIN ‘BOWIE’ REINTRODUCED TO NATURAL LAGOONS AT DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER

After nearly five months of round-the-clock attention from her human caregivers, the newest addition to Dolphin Research Center’s animal family is getting some help from fellow flippered...
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A BABY DOLPHIN? DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER IN FLORIDA KEYS WELCOMES SECOND CALF THIS YEAR

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...
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REHABILITATED JUVENILE SEA TURTLES ARE THANKFUL TO BE HOME

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...
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EMACIATED MANATEE RESCUED ON DUCK KEY

Dolphin Research Center’s Manatee Rescue Team (DRC), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), and Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, assisted by local residents, rescued an emaciated...
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THREE RESCUED AND REHABBED MANATEES RETURN TO MARATHON WATERS

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...
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SANCTUARY ADVISORY COUNCIL MAKES FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS (DAY 1)

By Alex Rickert and Jim McCarthy Day one of a two-day December meeting of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council (SAC) was filled, for the most...
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SAFEGUARDING WATER & WILDLIFE: TOP ENVIRONMENTAL STORIES OF 2022

Coral outplantings, dives to collect debris, and wildlife rehabilitations dominated a busy 2022 in the Florida Keys. Local wildlife rehabilitators returned injured manatees and turtles back to...
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STUNNING PHOTOS OF FLORIDA KEYS WILDLIFE WIN CONTEST

Images of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary have won top spots in the 50th-anniversary edition of the “Get into your Sanctuary” photo contest sponsored by the Office...
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Meet the Marine Preservation Society – a new, kickass partner to the sanctuary

The Marine Preservation Society of the Florida Keys (MPS) is a new nonprofit organization working to steward our beautiful Florida Keys waters. In an island chain boasting...
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AQUARIUM ENCOUNTERS, REEF RENEWAL USA TEAM UP WITH CAPTAIN HOOK’S FOR EARTH DAY CORAL...

Helping to rebuild the Keys’ vital coral reef ecosystem fits the bill for Earth Day, and that was the goal on April 20-22 as Florida Keys Aquarium...

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