MANATEE DEATHS PROMPT EXPERIMENTAL FEEDING TRIALS

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Florida’s beloved sea cows are once again in trouble. Thankfully, they have a host of friends ready to respond. On Jan. 13, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

MUSEUM SHIP INGHAM RETURNS TO KEY WEST AFTER REPAIRS

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The historic U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham returned to its berth at Key West's Truman Waterfront after a trip to Tampa Ship boatyard for $650,000 of maintenance...
Sylvia Earle sits in Aquarius

FAMED EXPLORERS SYLVIA EARLE & MIREYA MAYOR SIT DOWN WITH KEYS WEEKLY

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Explorers Sylvia Earle and Mireya Mayor talk exploration, conservation and what the future holds with Keys Weekly Newspapers.

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...