From Tibet to the Keys

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In late January, Tibetan monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in South India toured the Keys as part of their annual Sacred Arts Tour, spreading peace and...

‌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 have so...

Village hears from experts as genetic-mosquito release experiment nears

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Conversations continue over Oxitec’s genetically modified mosquitoes amid the upcoming deployment of 130 boxes containing eggs in 15 areas in the Keys.  Exact locations weren’t made public, but...

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...

ETA WASHED A BABY GREEN SEA TURTLE ASHORE, AND PLASTIC POLLUTION KILLED HER.

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A baby green sea turtle “washed up” on Coco Plum Beach in Marathon due to Tropical Storm Eta. Days later, when “Lil’ Buddy” died, a necropsy revealed a...
‘Florida Man’ wins! - A person standing next to a body of water - Florida Keys

‘Florida Man’ wins!

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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....

Snakes be gone – 5,000 pythons removed from Everglades

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the South Florida Water Management District, recently announced the removal of 5,000 invasive Burmese pythons from South Florida’s...

WILD THINGS: DANCE IS LIFE — FOR SOME

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I was reading a species account of the Reddish Egret the other day, when the authors described the bird as a “charismatic species,” which kind of stopped...

Right whales safe in deeper water off North Carolina

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Good news from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary: A mother and calf right whale (Eubalaena australis), which were spotted March 26 in the Gulf of Mexico...

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...
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