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MARINELAB KEY LARGO HOSTS TEACHERS FROM 7 CARIBBEAN NATIONS

The ocean was the classroom and the lessons learned were invaluable.  "Honestly, this has been one of the best experiences I've ever had," said Sherma Prince, a geography...

4 DEATHS & MULTIPLE ARRESTS DURING WEEK OF LOBSTER MINI-SEASON IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

Issuance of warnings, citations and some advice were among several steps Monroe County Sheriff’s marine deputy Nelson Sanchez took during the start of a two-day lobster mini-season...

NEW PENNEKAMP STATE PARK CORAL CAM GIVES A VIEW INTO THE BLUE

Famed ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau taught us, “People protect what they love, they love what they understand and they understand what they are taught.” The Friends of...

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...

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...

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...

CORAL FRAGMENTS FROM LAND-BASED NURSERY OUTPLANTED IN BID TO RESTORE ISLAMORADA REEFS

Mote outplanted the first coral fragments from its satellite nursery in Islamorada at Bud N’ Mary's Marina on April 28. These corals were initially fragmented on the...

FWC ANNOUNCES RULE CHANGES FOR 4 KEYS SPECIES

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At its meeting on May 3 and 4 in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a number of immediate and potential rule changes...

DOLPHIN BIOLOGY CONFIRMS THEY’RE BUILT FOR PLEASURE – KEYS WOMAN MAGAZINE

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Buckle up, folks. This one might get a little awkward, but I promise you, there’s a point. Before I became a newspaper editor, I spent the first six...