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A Not-So-Happy 40th Anniversary: Pythons in the Everglades

By Antonia Florio, Science Communications Liaison, Everglades National Park Everglades National Park just had a 40th anniversary on October 24. It’s one anniversary we’d rather not celebrate. That’s...
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Sanctuary holds info session, Q&A in Upper Keys

On Oct. 7, 230 local residents piled into the auditorium at Coral Shores High School to hear from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and ask questions...
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Revealed: Restoration Blueprint specifics for Middle Keys

On Sept. 30, staff from the Florida Keys National Wildlife Marine Sanctuary presented region-specific details of its Restoration Blueprint in the Marathon High School auditorium. The plan...
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Mote scientist to receive prestigious award at Nation’s Capitol

Erinn Muller’s coral and disease research is catching the attention of many in Florida, the U.S. and around the world. The science director of Mote’s Elizabeth Moore Center...
Study: dolphins live just as long, or longer, in captivity - Tucuxi

Study: dolphins live just as long, or longer, in captivity

By Sarah Mandile Two bottlenose dolphins glide underwater as they approach two buttons located on the edge of their enclosure. After simultaneously pushing them, a celebratory buzzer sounds....
Turtle Hospital teams up with veteran combat divers for science, for good - A group of people riding on the back of a boat - Tito Puente

Turtle Hospital teams up with veteran combat divers for science, for good

In the Florida Keys, most divers enter the water to go after lobster, fish, or maybe just some underwater scenery. But what about diving for … turtles? Enter...
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Students partner with scientists on seagrass habitats

Third graders from Ocean Studies Charter School presented their project research for the NOAA Ocean Guardian School program, the Seagrass Restoration Experiment, throughout the Keys on May...
Penguins, elephants and conchs … what global environmental flux means to us - A field of grass with trees in the background - Shrubland

Penguins, elephants and conchs … what global environmental flux means to us

By Karuna Eberl part 2 of 2 Recently an ice shelf collapsed in the Antarctic, bringing the disappearance of the second largest colony of emperor penguins, thousands of chicks...
DiveN2Life trains a generation of gifted, scientific divers - People swimming in a body of water - Scuba diving

DiveN2Life trains a generation of gifted, scientific divers

After school, most young adolescents may get involved in sports, dance, clubs, maybe a little theater. In the Keys, they also might become scientific divers. Wait … what? Meet...
Octo-mom Gives Birth: Ground-breaking research at FKCC - A woman sitting on a counter - College of the Florida Keys

Octo-mom Gives Birth: Ground-breaking research at FKCC

It was a once-in-a-lifetime moment for research diver Lucja Rice, faculty with the Diving Business & Technology department at the Florida Keys Community College. On April 12,...