Turtle returns to waters off Alligator Reef - A group of people sitting around a table - Tortoise

Turtle returns to waters off Alligator Reef

A debilitated green sea turtle rescued off Alligator Reef in May returned home on Dec. 29. With a “goodbye” to Allie, onlookers onboard the Key Dives boat...
Speared sea turtle makes full recovery – Splinter will return to her ocean home on Friday - A turtle sitting on a table - Turtle

Speared sea turtle makes full recovery – Splinter will return to her ocean home...

Splinter’s going home. The 150-pound green sea turtle that had been shot with a spear and become entangled in trap line made a full recovery at The...
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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...
Prescribed Burns

Prescribed Burns planned on Big Pine Key Next Week (October 28 – November 1)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to conduct prescribed burns on one or more locations within the National Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine Key next...
Subtle clues may help find person who speared turtle - A close up of a turtle - Turtle Hospital

Subtle clues may help find person who speared turtle

According to The Turtle Hospital’s Bette Zirklebach said “Splinter,” the 150-pound sea turtle found off Key Largo this past weekend is in guarded condition. “We are cautiously optimistic,”...
‘TROUBLED WATERS’ - A turtle swimming under water - WLRN-FM

‘TROUBLED WATERS’

WLRN’s new documentary “Troubled Waters: Turtle’s Tale” explores the impact of human behavior on our environment — as seen through the lens of one of the Keys’...
Mote scientist to receive prestigious award at Nation’s Capitol - A person swimming in the water - Coral

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...
Rare bird attracts birders from around the country to Grassy Key - A bird flying in a clear blue sky - Antillean palm swift

Rare bird attracts birders from around the country to Grassy Key

By Callie Guillory By 8 a.m. on July 23, only a handful of birders were still milling around the intersection of Peachtree and Morton streets on Grassy Key....
Turtles, wildlife brought Bette Zirkelbach to the Keys - A person holding a fish - Florida Keys

Turtles, wildlife brought Bette Zirkelbach to the Keys

Marathon High School may have its own cheerleading squad, but just down the road there’s a self-described “cheerleader for turtles.” Meet Bette Zirkelbach, manager of The Turtle...
‘Florida Man’ wins! - A person standing next to a body of water - Florida Keys

‘Florida Man’ wins!

Marathon’s Rachel Bowman was personally recruited to take a spot on the “Florida Man” team for this past weekend’s Emerald Coast Open, formerly the Lionfish World Tournament....