06 August 2020

Video Advisory: Coast Guard Helps Release Two Rehabilitated Sea Turtles Off Florida Keys

Two endangered sea turtles, rehabilitated at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital, were released back to the wild Thursday with the assistance of some of the U.S. Coast Guard staff who participated in each of the reptiles’ initial rescues.
23 July 2020

Jessica Ann Cecil: Steward of Marine Life Through Art

Talented Islamorada artist Jessica Ann Cecil, 30, is self-taught with a unique flair for capturing marine life with colorful personalities — and she’s on a mission.
20 July 2020

Late Summer Coral Spawn Represents Circle of Life for Florida Keys Reefs

The hard corals of the Florida Keys reefs have spent eons developing a simple system to perpetuate the species. It’s one of nature’s mysteries that works without human intervention or complete understanding.
20 July 2020

Flavorful Florida Keys Lobster Season Begins Aug. 6

Attention, crustacean fans: Thursday, Aug. 6, marks the start of the eagerly anticipated Florida Keys lobster season.
15 July 2020

Two Rehabilitated Manatees Released in Florida Keys

Two rehabilitated manatees were returned to waters off the Florida Keys Wednesday at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo.

 

12 July 2020

Florida Keys Underwater Music Fest Highlights Reef Protection, Deliver COVID-19 Messaging

Conservation-minded divers enjoyed music piped beneath the sea this weekend in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
09 July 2020

Key West’s Fantasy Fest Canceled Because of COVID-19 Concerns

KEY WEST, Fla. — The organizers of Key West’s Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival announced Thursday that the 2020 festival, originally scheduled Oct. 16-25, would be canceled to protect against the potential spread of COVID-19. The festival typically draws some 60,000 people to Key West’s Duval Street for its highlight parade, as well as several thousand for its annual Masquerade March, Zombie Bike Ride, street fair and costume competitions.
 
02 July 2020

Bob Dylan Unveils Poetic Song About Key West

Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan recently released a ballad titled “Key West (Philosopher Pirate),” becoming the latest in a long line of poets to draw inspiration from the island city.
29 June 2020

Hemingway Days to Honor Ernest’s Legacy in Key West July 21-26

Fans of Ernest Hemingway’s literary accomplishments and exuberant Key West lifestyle can celebrate both Tuesday through Sunday, July 21-26, during the annual Hemingway Days festivities on the island he called home during the 1930s.
25 June 2020

Power of the ‘She’: Florida Keys to Commemorate PADI Women Dive Day July 18

According to the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, or PADI, scuba diving “opens hearts and minds and offers countless opportunities for self-discovery.” Lady divers looking for a girls getaway to the Florida Keys can come together for shared enjoyment and undersea adventure in honor of the PADI Women Dive Day July 18.