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DWP & NOAA DECIPHER THE HISTORY OF A LOCAL SHIPWRECK IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

“If you look at this as just a wreck to dive on, you’re missing the whole story,” said Kamau Sadiki. “Each of these vessels has a powerful...

HIALEAH MAN CHARGED FOR ALLEGEDLY CATCHING LOBSTERS OUT OF SEASON IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

A Hialeah man was arrested after he was reportedly found with out-of-season spiny lobsters.  According to Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation, Lt. Paul Hein and Officer Courtney Carrol...

250-LB ENDANGERED LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE STRUCK & KILLED ON US 1.

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“This is horrific.” Bette Zirkelbach, the manager of the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, could not hide her frustration, disappointment and sadness. An endangered adult loggerhead sea turtle had...

3 PEOPLE RESCUED AFTER BOAT SINKS IN KEY LARGO, FLORIDA

A Coast Guard Station Islamorada boat crew rescued three people last Sunday after their 24-foot vessel sank near Angelfish Creek in North Key Largo. According to the Coast...

UPDATED RESTORATION BLUEPRINT SET FOR RELEASE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT NEXT MONTH

An updated set of proposed rules and regulations to counteract a decline in resources within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) will go out to the...

WORLD OCEANS DAY: HERE’S WHAT I LEARNED ATTENDING THE UNITED NATIONS SUMMIT

The ocean matters.  Obviously, living here in the Florida Keys, we know this. In fact, the importance of our local environment is one of the things that most...

WAVES OF CHANGE: EMMA HAYDOCY TAKES ON NEW SURFRIDER LEADERSHIP ROLE

In the Upper Keys, people have come to associate Emma Haydocy’s name with environmental protection. Serving as Florida Bay Forever’s first full-time executive director since February 2020...

MIAMI MAN ARRESTED FOR CATCHING 62 LOBSTERS OUT OF SEASON

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation arrested a Miami man who was reportedly found with more than 60 out-of-season spiny lobster tails, of which 32 were undersized. Randy Sanchez...

RED BULL WAKEBOARDERS UNFAZED BY TROPICAL STORM IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

As Tropical Storm Alex churned in the Gulf of Mexico, five athletes from the elite Red Bull wakeboarding team ironed out final details for their Keys waterways...

DIVE REPORT: CORAL SHORES’ MARINE SCIENCE PROGRAM PROVIDES EXPLORATION

This Week’s Dive Report Conditions were a little confused this past week. We had a nice day for diving, a windy day and then the rains came through...