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TURTLE RESCUE: NEST OF MISDIRECTED HATCHLINGS UNDERSCORES IMPORTANCE OF LIGHTING STANDARDS

On July 11, Turtle Hospital and Save-A-Turtle of the Florida Keys staff responded to a recently-hatched loggerhead turtle nest on Sombrero Beach. The sea turtles had hatched...
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FWC Officers Arrest Two for Boot Key Derelict Vessels

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers arrested two men on charges related to derelict vessels. Bradley L. Cochran, 35, of Marathon was arrested on Aug....
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20 YEARS LATER, DRC IS STILL ‘THE PLACE TO BE’

By Allie Proskovec As we prepare to celebrate our 40th anniversary at Dolphin Research Center, a look back seems appropriate. Over the last 20 years we have accomplished...
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DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER’S ‘TURSI’ CELEBRATES GOLDEN BIRTHDAY

Grassy Key’s Dolphin Research Center is home to one of the oldest cetaceans in human care as Tursi, the first calf ever born at the facility, celebrated...
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HULLS & HORSEPOWER: SEVEN MILE GRAND PRIX POWERBOAT RACES ARE BACK THIS WEEKEND

Bumpy conditions are once again in the forecast as high-octane race teams gear up for the revitalized 2024 Seven Mile Grand Prix this weekend. Races set for Saturday...
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IN PICTURES: HOMETOWN ANGLERS CLEAN HOUSE AT THIRD MARATHON PREMIER SAILFISH TOURNAMENT

Back for its third year, the Marathon Premier Sailfish Tournament lent its most significant helping hand yet to the nonprofit Mission Fishin’ after two successful days of...
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DOLPHIN CONNECTION EARNS AMERICAN HUMANE CERTIFIED SEAL

American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization and the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare practices, has announced that Dolphin Connection on Duck Key earned the...
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MARATHON’S RACHEL BOWMAN CAPTURES LIONFISH CHALLENGE TITLE

For most people, 700 pounds of fish constitutes a monstrous bounty from the sea. But for the 2021 commercial Lionfish Challenge champion Rachel Bowman, it’s “not my...

KEMP’S RIDLEY TURTLES WARM UP AT TURTLE HOSPITAL

A group of 20 critically endangered juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtles was flown by private plane Friday from Marshfield, Massachusetts to the subtropical Florida Keys to convalesce...
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JUVENILE MANATEES REHAB AT AQUARIUM ENCOUNTERS

Juvenile rescue manatees Heavy Falcon and Lil Peep will one day make their way back out to open waters. For now, they’re in great hands, as the...

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