Foxes facing death at fur farm find sanctuary in the Keys

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Two foxes left to die on a Midwest fur farm have found sanctuary in the Keys.  Louie’s fur wasn’t good enough for a coat, while Libby had a...

Hammerhead, whale shark sightings increase

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Over the last few months, some really cool critters have been spotted in our waters to the delight of divers and boaters.  In January, Tony Young, owner of...

Whale Sharks in Looe Key!

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Brittany Burtner and her partner Dave swam with four whale sharks off Looe Key on June 21. The couple and two others spent hours with four whale...

Compete in FWC’s 2020 Lionfish Challenge

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Now is the time to register for the 2020 Lionfish Challenge! The Lionfish Challenge is an incentive program that rewards harvesters for their lionfish removals. With a...

Confirmed dengue case in Key Largo

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A mosquito-borne illness advisory remains in effect after the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County confirmed a case of dengue on June 19. It’s the second...

Tagged Sea Turtle to Join Global Turtle Race

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A rare hybrid hawksbill-green sea turtle, rehabilitated at the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, was fitted with a satellite-tracking transmitter and released from a Florida Keys beach Friday...
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FWC requesting input on the stone crab fishery management

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FWC will be holding two virtual stone crab workshops to gather public input about management of the stone crab fishery. A long-term declining trend in stone crab...

Following rescues and recoveries, manatees head back home

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Two manatees rescued in the Florida Keys are back home in the ocean following their release on May 20 in Tavernier.  Spookey, a...

MarineLab Offers Summer Camp for Monroe County kids in June

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With kids coming out of quarantine and itching to get hands-on with learning again, parents are wondering what options will be available this summer. MarineLab has a...

Feds approve Oxitec mosquito trial

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The federal Environmental Protection Agency has approved field tests for Oxitec’s biologically modified mosquitoes. If approved by the state of Florida and local authorities, the first tests...