CHECKING IN ON ‘CHOMPER,’ THE TURTLE WITH A TUMOR BIGGER THAN A BASKETBALL

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The Keys Weekly Newspaper reached out to Bette Zirkelbach at The Turtle Hospital in Marathon to check in on “Chomper.” The loggerhead sea turtle was rescued off...

SHARK ATTACK OFF LIGHTHOUSE HIGHLY UNUSUAL FOR 3 *VERY* IMPORTANT REASONS

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First and foremost, no one wants to blame the victim. Andrew Charles Eddy, 30, sustained a life-threatening injury when he jumped into the water at Sombrero Lighthouse...

Snorkeler airlifted Sunday after shark bite off Marathon

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A 30-year-old Atlanta, Georgia man was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami Sunday morning after he was bitten in the shoulder by a shark at Sombrero...

Rescued and released: Minnow the manatee swimming Keys waters again

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FWC rescues injured manatee caught in monofilament Officers Rafter, Swensson, Rhoda, Larios and Coger assist FWC Biologist’s and the Dolphin Research Center, Dolphin’s Plus and Aquarium Encounters with...

Good Samaritans band together to save sinking frigate bird

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Out for her morning run to No Name Key, Pat Ceballos’ neighbor hurried to relay the sight of a seemingly injured frigatebird in the water...

‌Local‌ ‌photographer‌ ‌immortalizes‌ ‌beautiful‌ ‌birds

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Trisha Mihaiu loves taking pictures of the beautiful things she’s seen in and around her home in Islamorada. Birds are a particular favorite, as they...

FWC Rescues Injured Manatee Caught in Monofilament

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Officers Rafter, Swensson, Rhoda, Larios and Coger assisted FWC Biologist’s and the Dolphin Research Center, Dolphin’s Plus and Aquarium Encounters with an injured manatee rescue. 

REEF’s Annual Lionfish Derby Goes Socially-Distant To Defend Reefs

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Lionfish are some of the most iconic invasive species of the Florida Keys. They’re beautiful, they’re venomous and they’re hungry. Luckily for us humans, they’re also fun...

Turtles return to sea with help from Coast Guard

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Two endangered sea turtles, rehabilitated at the Marathon-based Turtle Hospital, were released back to the wild on Aug. 6 with the assistance of some of...

What’s in a Burmese Python? Everglades scientist gets to the guts of the matter

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Christina Romagosa is a research associate professor in the University of Florida’s Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in Gainesville, Florida, but much of her...