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MARINE SANCTUARY: KEY WEST WATERMEN WORRY ABOUT WATER QUALITY & LAW ENFORCEMENT

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The evening of Sept. 21 found just a few dozen individuals filling the auditorium at Marathon High School for one of three in-person public comment sessions set...

DIVE REPORT: PREPARATION TIPS IN TIMES OF A STORM

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Diving conditions were fine leading up to Hurricane Ian earlier last week. But I do think the threat of Ian kept a lot of customers and visitors...

RESIDENTS SHARE COMMENTS & CONCERNS ABOUT MARINE SANCTUARY’S NEW MANAGEMENT PLAN

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More law enforcement and education, as well the need for better water quality, were among the sentiments relayed by residents during a public comment session on the...

DIVE REPORT: VICTORY REEF A CREW FAVORITE

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VICTORY REEF WORTH THE DIVE One of the favorite spots to dive in Islamorada per the crew is Victory Reef. Located about 5 miles off the shore, it's...

NEW MARKER BUOYS IN UPPER KEYS AIM TO PROTECT SEAGRASS & CORAL

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Monroe County Office of Marine Resources replaced 80 regulatory marker buoys at the Whale Harbor Channel “Flats” in Islamorada and 11 regulatory marker buoys at Harry Harris...

HISTORY OF DIVING LECTURE DELVES INTO MARINE SPONGES & HUMAN HEALTH BENEFITS

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Join the History of Diving Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. for an “Immerse Yourself!” lecture featuring “Drugs from Sponges” presented by professor Shirley Pomponi.  Pomponi...

DIVE REPORT: ANNUAL LIONFISH DERBY NETS MORE THAN 900 INVASIVE FISH IN THE FLORIDA...

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We had decent conditions for the 2022 Florida Keys Lionfish Derby and Festival. Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina hosted the two-day event, which saw 18 teams...

DIVING, SEMINARS & MORE AT THIS YEAR’S REEF FEST IN THE UPPER KEYS

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All are invited to celebrate marine conservation during REEF Fest on Oct. 13-16, 2022, in Key Largo. Hosted by Reef Environmental Education Foundation, this annual event features...

LEATHERBACK TURTLE SAVED FROM LOBSTER TRAP IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

A leatherback turtle entangled in lobster trap line in the waters of the Upper Keys was freed thanks to the efforts of one Florida Fish & Wildlife...

DIVE REPORT: PADI INSTRUCTORS VISIT THE FLORIDA KEYS

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Friday - Chance of rain 40% south, southeast winds, 5 to 10 knots, 2-feet seas Saturday - Chance of rain 30% south, southeast winds, 5 to 10 knots,...