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Key Largo Christ Statue

Snorkeler Katherine Wieland examines the "Christ of the Deep" statue in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key Largo, Fla. This nine-foot-tall, 4,000 pound replica of a similar statue, located in the waters off the coast of Italy, is submerged in 25 feet of water at Key Largo Dry Rocks. Photo by Stephen Frink/Florida Keys News Bureau

Key Largo Sunset

Sunset in Key Largo, Florida Keys, paints a pretty picture at the Kona Kai Resort. Photo by Bob Krist/Florida Keys News Bureau

Key Largo Tour

Florida Keys vacationers can get a glimpse of the undersea realm of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off of Key Largo, Fla., without even getting their feet wet on the Key Largo Princess. Photo by Bob Krist/Florida Keys News Bureau

Key Largo Kayak

Kayakers paddle adjacent to mangrove islands at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, Fla. Kayaking is a popular vacation activity in the Florida Keys. Photo by Bob Krist/Florida Keys News Bureau

Key Largo Fishing

A Florida Keys fishing guide positions his angler to cast for a bonefish off Key Largo, Fla. Photo by Bob Krist/Florida Keys News Bureau

Key Largo Bird

A Great White Heron perches on a mangrove tree at the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center in Tavernier, Fla. Open to the public, the center specializes in treating sick and injured indigenous birds in the Florida Keys. Photo by Bob Krist/Florida Keys News Bureau

Key Largo Dive 01

A diver explores the coral reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key Largo, Fla. The reef system is the only contiguous coral barrier reef in North America. Photo by Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau

Key Largo Dive 02

A diver explores the coral reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key Largo, Fla. The reef system in the Keys is the only contiguous coral barrier reef in North America. Photo by Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park 02

Katherine Wieland, left, and Cody Wagner, right snorkel over the "Christ of the Deep" statue, an underwater icon for John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Named after a former Miami newspaper editor, Pennekamp is the nation's first underwater preserve and is the predecessor to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary that protects the entire waters off the Keys island chain. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Stephen Frink/Florida Keys News Bureau)

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park 03

A green sea turtle swims amid the Florida Keys coral reef tract near John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, Fla. America's first undersea preserve, Pennekamp is the predecessor to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary that protects the entire waters of the Keys island chain. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Frazier Nivens/Florida Keys News Bureau)

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park 04

Visitors on the Spirit of Pennekamp tour boat peer through viewing ports above the coral reef off Key Largo, Fla. The boat trip from a shoreside base at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is a popular activity for tourists to observe underwater marine habitats without getting their feet wet. America's first undersea preserve, Pennekamp is the predecessor to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary that protects the entire waters of the Keys island chain. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau)

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park 05

Visitors on the Spirit of Pennekamp tour boat travel to the coral reef off Key Largo, Fla. The boat trip from a shoreside base at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is a popular activity for tourists to observe underwater marine life without getting their feet wet. Pennekamp is the predecessor to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary that protects the entire waters of the Keys island chain. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau)

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park 06

Visitors relax on Cannon Beach at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, Fla. Besides being the nation's first underwater preserve, Pennekamp features two beaches, a campground and a land-based visitors center. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau)

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park 07

Kayakers paddle along mangroves at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, Fla. The nation's first underwater preserve encompasses 70 square miles of coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangrove forests. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Key Largo Gallery

An art aficionado wanders through the Gallery at Kona Kai in Key Largo, Fla. The gallery represents a select group of international artists who work in various mediums. Artists include nature photographer Clyde Butcher, ship captain-turned painter Dirk Verdoorn who creates maxi-realist scenes of ships at work in his studio in France and bronze sculptor Polles.  Photo by Bob Krist/Florida Keys News Bureau

African Queen 01

Lance Holmquist, left, and his wife Suzanne, right, pilot the original African Queen, April 7, 2012, down a canal in Key Largo, Fla. The Holmquists recently signed a lease to refurbish and operate the vessel used in director John Huston's 1951 film classic by the same. The couple will provide Florida Keys visitors an opportunity to takes rides in the iconic vessel to experience the cinema icon. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

African Queen 02

The African Queen, the original vessel from director John Huston's classic 1951 film by the same name, sails on a Key Largo, Fla., canal Thursday, April 12, 2012, is steered by Steve Bogart (third from left), son of actor Humphrey Bogart. Built in 1912, the 30-foot boat that carried Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn has been refurbished to provide Florida Keys visitors an opportunity to ride the cinema icon. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

African Queen 03

The African Queen, the original vessel from director John Huston's classic 1951 film by the same name, sails on a Key Largo, Fla., canal Thursday, April 12, 2012, is steered by Steve Bogart (second from right), son of actor Humphrey Bogart. Built in 1912, the 30-foot boat that carried Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn has been refurbished to provide Florida Keys visitors an opportunity to ride the cinema icon. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

African Queen 04

Steve Bogart, son of actor Humphrey Bogart, steers the original African Queen, Thursday, April 12, 2012, in Key Largo, Fla. Built in 1912, the 30-foot boat, that carried Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn in the classic film of the same name, has been refurbished to provide Florida Keys visitors an opportunity to ride the cinema icon. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

African Queen 05

Steve Bogart, left, son of actor Humphrey Bogart, examines photographs of his dad on the set of the movie, "The African Queen," with Suzanne Holmquist, right, while riding on the African Queen boat Thursday, April 12, 2012, in Key Largo, Fla. Holmquist and her husband Lance have spent $70,000 to refurbish the 30-foot vessel to provide Florida Keys visitors an opportunity to ride the cinema icon. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2013 Humphrey Bogart Film Festival 01

Stephen Bogart, left, son of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, peruses posters and other memorabilia highlighting his father's legendary cinema career with Suzanne Holmquist during the opening day of the Humphrey Bogart Film Festival Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Key Largo, Fla. The inaugural Bogart cinema fest continues through Sunday, May 5, with screenings of Bogart films, a "Casablanca"-themed ball and panel discussions with Stephen Bogart and film critic Leonard Maltin. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2013 Humphrey Bogart Film Festival 02

This Thursday, May 2, 2013, combination photo shows tattoos of Humphrey Bogart, left, and Lauren Bacall, right, that adorn the calves of Brad Davis who is attending the inaugural Humphrey Bogart Film Festival in Key Largo, Fla. Davis, a Riverview, Fla., resident had the body art created to express his infatuaion with Bogart and his legendary cinema work. The film festival continues through Sunday, May 5. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2013 Humphrey Bogart Film Festival 03

In this Thursday, May 2, 2013, photo released by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Brad Davis show his right leg calf tattoo of legendary film actor Humphrey Bogart in Key Largo, Fla. Davis, who lives in Riverview, Fla., is one of several thousand Bogart fans who have converged in the Florida Keys through Sunday to participate in the inaugural Humphrey Bogart Film Festival. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2013 Humphrey Bogart Film Festival 04

Stephen Bogart, left, son of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, chats with movie critic Leonard Maltin while riding the 100-year-old African Queen Friday, May 3, 2013, in Key Largo, Fla. The two men are participating in the inaugural Humphrey Bogart Film Festival that continues through Sunday, May 5, and features Bogart film screenings, a memorabilia exhibit and a Casablana-themed Bogart ball. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2014 Underwater Pumpkin Carving 03

Participants in the Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest pose with their creations Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key Largo, Fla. Divers submerged 30 feet beneath the surface about six miles off Key Largo to carve jack-o-lanterns during the contest organized by the Amoray Dive Resort. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2014 Underwater Pumpkin Carving 01

Dan Minnick pares a pumpkin at the Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key Largo, Fla. Minnick was among a group of divers who submerged 30 feet beneath the surface about six miles off Key Largo to carve jack-o-lanterns during the contest organized by the Amoray Dive Resort. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2014 Underwater Pumpkin Carving 02

Jana Vandelaar eyes her version of a Sponge Bob Square Pants pumpkin at the Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key Largo, Fla. Vandelaar was among a group of divers who submerged 30 feet beneath the surface about six miles off Key Largo to carve jack-o-lanterns during the contest organized by the Amoray Dive Resort. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Florida Keys Coral Spawn 01

Key Largo, Fla., diver Penny Bailey observes tiny eggs and sperm erupt from a portion of the Florida Keys' coral reef during a reef spawning phenomenon late Friday, Sept. 3, 1999. Though difficult to predict exact timing, each year in the late summer corals explode, shooting millions of eggs and sperm toward the water s surface, where some ultimately unite to breed infant corals. The exhibition can look like an upside-down snowstorm. (AP Photo/Monroe County Tourism, Bob Care)

Florida Keys Coral Spawn 02

In this photo, released by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Spencer Slate watches a boulder coral release gametes early Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, off Key Largo, Fla., in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The coral was one of many off the Keys that reproduced during the once-a-year mass-spawning ritual that many divers describe as an upside-down snowfall. The reproduction ritual normally occurs several days after the full moon in either August or September. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Frazier Nivens)

Florida Keys Coral Spawn 03

A female pillar coral releases eggs in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key Largo, Fla., late Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission researchers said it was the first time anyone has observed female pillar coral spawning and until Saturday, it was unclear if female pillar coral species existed in Florida waters. Karen Neely/FWC via the Florida Keys News Bureau

Florida Keys Coral Spawn 04

Annette Robertson photographs corals discharging gametes in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key Largo, Fla. During the first few days after full moons in August and September corals in the Florida Keys go through an annual ritual where reproductive cells are released in a synchronized mass-spawning exchange, enabling eggs and sperm to enter the water over a broad geographic area. When egg and sperm unite, newly formed larvae can settle to the bottom to grow into polyps and potentially form new coral colonies. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Tim Grollimund/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2014 Anything That Floats 01

Kevin Kennedy, foreground, competes in the Anything That Floats Race Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Key Largo, Fla. Named Freedom of the Seas, Kennedy's entry was created from a blue plastic barrel and foam blocks for stabilization.The offbeat event in the Florida Keys challenged entrants to race in whatever they could find or build that provided buoyancy. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2014 Anything That Floats 02

Kristyn, left, and George Silver paddle their Coke Float watercraft in the Anything That Floats Race Saturday, Aug. 16, 201, in Key Largo, Fla. The couple created their entry from 99, 2-liter soft drink bottles held together with plastic wrap. The offbeat event in the Florida Keys challenged entrants to race in whatever they could find or build that provided buoyancy. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2014 Anything That Floats 03

Competitors in the Anything That Floats Race, propel their Flight From Hell entry Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Key Largo, Fla. This watercraft was created from strapped-together, metal military cases tied together with rope. The offbeat event in the Florida Keys challenged entrants to race in whatever they could find or build that provided buoyancy. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2013 Anything That Floats 01

The Undertakers team paddle their craft, comprised of two casket vault molds, in the Anything That Floats regatta Saturday, Aug. 18, 2013, off Key Largo, Fla. The wacky event in the Florida Keys challenged entrants to race in whatever they could find or build that provided buoyancy. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2013 Anything That Floats 02

Sara Fleming, left, and Tricia Quigley-Regan paddle their entry in the Anything That Floats regatta Saturday, Aug. 18, 2013, off Key Largo, Fla. The duo's entry, named "Barnacle Babes and the Big Blue Whale," was comprised of recycled 55-gallon plastic drums. The wacky event in the Florida Keys challenged entrants to race in whatever they could find or build that provided buoyancy. Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

JewfishCreekBridge01

This picture shows a panorama view of the Jewfish Creek Bridge on the Florida Keys Overseas Highway in Key Largo, Fla., Thursday, May 22, 2008. The $93 million, 1 1/4-mile-long bridge was a facet of a $300 million project to build a new and safer 18-mile segment of U.S. Highway 1 that connects the Keys with the southern Florida mainland. NO SALES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

18MileStretch01

Amy Pierson, left, and Ken Mausolf drive on the "18-mile Stretch" near Key Largo, Fla.,  that connects the Florida Keys to the South Florida mainland Thursday, May 22, 2008. The road features a concrete median barrier to help eliminate head-on collisions. The barrier's Belize blue color was chosen by marine artist Wyland to match Florida Keys' waters and skies. NO SALES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

JewsfishCreekBridge02

A parade of cars roll cross the Jewfish Creek Bridge on the Florida Keys Overseas Highway in Key Largo, Fla., Thursday, May 22, 2008. The $93 million bridge was a facet of a $300 million project to build a new and safer "18-mile Stretch" into the Keys. NO SALES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Coral Restoration Foundation

An employee from the Coral Restoration Foundation works underwater in the organization's coral nursery. The foundation is pioneering efforts to develop techniques to preserve coral reefs around the world and its 1-acre coral nursery, located off Key Largo in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, is possibly the world's largest. Photo by Tim Grollimund/Florida Keys News Bureau.