LOCAL VET OPERATES ON BIG GATORS

It’s a rare morning that a 9-foot alligator is wheeled into a veterinary clinic for surgery. But then Marathon Veterinary Hospital isn’t an average clinic, and this...

Poker paddle is next weekend – Third annual event features updated course

Early last week anxious paddle boarders received their first glimpse of the new Florida Keys Poker Paddle course that starts and ends behind the library on Lower...

LOCALS ROLL UP THEIR SLEEVES AND JUMP IN

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the debris that washes up on our shores, but what about the debris that sits on the bottom of...

Mystery coral disease is named – ‘Stony Coral’ continues to spread in the Keys

Amped-up efforts to find the source of a coral disease that has been spreading through South Florida reefs for the last four years have been fruitless, and...

New mission for divers

Force Blue, the only nonprofit organization in the world that provides “mission therapy” for former combat divers, will celebrate the graduation of six divers Friday at Pilot...

Trash 4 Beer

“We just cleaned house out there. Got a whole trailer full of stuff,” said Coastal Realty broker John El-Koury on Monday afternoon. “Anchor, anchor chain, old buoys,...

Fish houses are monitoring prices

Still in recovery from Hurricane Irma and facing a trade war on live lobster exports to China, Florida Keys lobster fishermen are still optimistic about the eight-month...

The Mangrove Highway

A favorite place to escape the summer sun is deep within the mangrove tunnels of Key Largo. With miles of trails to explore, you never really know...

Jumping the gun

Three men from Homestead allegedly got an early start looking for lobster. Unfortunately for them, the Fish and Wildlife Commission officers also started early. Rafael Andino, 47,...

Blurred Lines

On a recent trip offshore with Dallas Hopper (Fantastic II charters), I mustered up the courage to hop in at 1,600 feet to photograph a school of...