Connect and Protect
12 May 2023
June 10 Coralpalooza to Combine Diving in Two Keys Regions With Land-Based Fun
In recognition of World Oceans Day promoting ocean preservation, Key Largo’s Coral Restoration Foundation is hosting its annual Coralpalooza Dive Day and Festival Saturday, June 10, featuring in-person reef diving in Key Largo and Key West as well as two land-based celebrations.
22 April 2023
Sea Turtles’ Release Helps Mark Earth Day in the Florida Keys
Two rehabilitated green sea turtles were released back to their ocean home off the Florida Keys Saturday to mark Earth Day in the subtropical island chain.
04 April 2023
Coral Restoration, Turtle Release and Other Highlights to Commemorate Florida Keys’ Earth Day
Every day is a reason to celebrate the beauty of the planet in the Florida Keys, full of natural wonders set against scenic backdrops of earth, sea and sky. The waters surrounding the island chain, including the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef, are protected by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
28 December 2022
Divers Help Florida Keys Coral Restoration
Conservation-minded divers interested in aiding in reef restoration in the Florida Keys can join marine scientists during hands-on coral restoration dive trips. These ecotourism experiences enable Keys visitors to connect with the area’s underwater ecosystem and actively play a role in protecting coral reefs for future generations.
17 June 2022
Synchronized Spawning Creates New Life for Coral Reefs in the Florida Keys
Divers interested in viewing the underwater phenomenon of coral spawning can join Florida Keys dive operators during select coral spawning charters — twilight trips to shallow reefs on or around the full moons in August and September to watch the reproductive action along the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef.
17 May 2022
Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival to Promote Reef Protection
Divers and snorkelers can promote reef protection and explore the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef during a one-of-a-kind underwater concert scheduled Saturday, July 9.
05 May 2022
June 4 Coralpalooza to Combine Diving in Three Keys Regions and Land-Based Fun
In recognition of World Oceans Day promoting ocean preservation, Key Largo’s Coral Restoration Foundation is hosting its annual Coralpalooza Saturday, June 4, featuring in-person reef diving spanning from Key Largo to Key West.
Connect & Protect: Discover Keys Birds, Marine Life and Flora at Four Nature Attractions
Inviting environmental attractions await visitors to the Florida Keys & Key West, whether they’re interested in learning about marine mammals, sea turtles, wild birds or the plant species that add color and lushness to the island chain’s landscape.
18 February 2022
Coral Reef Protection Tips for Responsible Divers
One of nature’s greatest wonders is a living coral barrier reef, and the Florida Keys island chain is home to the only one in the continental United States. The teeming backbone of marine life runs the length of the Keys about 5 miles offshore, and can engender memories that last a lifetime for visiting divers and snorkelers.
29 November 2021
Take a Trek: Hunt for Fruit on Big Pine Key
Grimal Grove, the 2-acre fruit farm billed as the first and only breadfruit grove in the continental United States, has begun offering 90-minute guided tropical fruit excursions at its off-the-beaten-path location on Big Pine Key.