National Parks Service gives local nonprofit historic Islamorada lighthouse

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Off the Islamorada shores, boats circled Alligator Reef Light Station during a Labor Day weekend, which saw pristine conditions on the water. Activity at the iconic lighthouse...

WHO’S THE CAPTAIN NOW? CREW SHOULD BE PROPERLY PREPARED TO TAKE COMMAND

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By Capt. Michael Barber It’s another tough day in paradise; wind chill is 84 degrees and the beer temperature is 32 degrees. Music is drifting across the harbor...

IN PICTURES: CHECKING OUT THE CORAL FROM ISLAMORADA & THE DRY TORTUGAS

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In June, Dry Tortugas National Park reported what we’ve all been dreading to hear: Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease had reached our furthest waters. Since 2015, the...

Back-to-back movie nights highlight museum’s Vintage Diving Days celebration

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The History of Diving Museum is celebrating Vintage Diving Days with back-to-back movie nights.  A screening of select “Sea Hunt” episodes will take place during the Morada Way...

CHASIN’ TAILS: LOBSTER SEASON OPENED AUG. 6

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Plenty of recreational lobster-hunters limited out both days of the recent mini-season, which takes place the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July. The two-day event gives...

OPINION: CARELESS ANCHORING HURTS OUR REEFS

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Many ocean lovers anchor to pursue their favorite pastime. While some are careful when anchoring, others aren’t.  Carelessly or maliciously dropping anchors onto reefs causes serious harm to...

NEW LAW REQUIRES ENGINE CUTOFF SWITCH ON BOATS

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A new federal law requiring use of engine cutoff switches is setting out to prevent runaway boats and injuries in instances when the operator is separated from...

SUMMER BOAT AND BOARD BASICS TO KNOW THIS SUMMER – ONBOARD

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Whether you’re hopping on the boat for an afternoon, paddling or exploring deep depths, there are several things to consider before heading out. If you’re on a...

LEARNING LAWS DURING LOBSTER SEASON

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Marine patrols from various law enforcement agencies conducted resource checks and safety inspections during a busy two-day lobster mini-season in the Florida Keys. With citations came education...

Arrests made in Key Largo tarpon killing

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Two men have turned themselves into authorities after photos and video surfaced showing their alleged involvement in a tarpon killing in Key Largo in March. Law enforcement...
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