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2011-10-21 09:10:14

Report highlights local, regional, global stressors to Keys marine ecosystem NOAA scientists have found that pressure from increasing coastal populations, ship and boat groundings, marine debris, poaching, and climate change are critically threatening the health of the Florida Keys ecosystem. Many historically abundant marine resources such as green sea turtles and coral habitat continue to be at risk with low rates of recovery. The findings were released today in the Condition Report...

2011-09-07 07:00:00

Rent My Vacation Home (RMVH Network) Opens Store in Marathon, Florida called Rent a Florida Keys Vacation Home located at 5409 Overseas HWY, Suite 167, Marathon, Florida, 33050 Phone 305-767-1609.The next store opening will be in Miami Beach, Florida. Marathon,Florida (PRWEB) September 07, 2011 In addition to emphasizing an assorted selection based on innovation in Reservation Technology, Rent A Florida Keys Vacation Home dot com provides resources to assist with those important decisions...

2011-03-21 23:48:56

Study establishes proven ecosystem-wide framework for monitoring coral reef fisheries that can be used on global scale Marine biologists have solved a conundrum that has stumped them for years "“ how to count reef fish. It may sound simple, but the task is actually complex and critical in helping to evaluate the state of our oceans, coral reefs and the marine life that populate them. In an article published in the journal Fisheries Research scientists from the University of Miami (UM)...

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2010-12-17 09:47:36

Results of a five-year monitoring effort to repair seagrass damaged in a boat grounding incident suggest that restoration techniques such as replanting seagrass can speed recovery time. The finding is included in a new report released Dec. 16 by NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. The National Marine Sanctuaries Conservation Series report, "N-Control Seagrass Restoration Monitoring Report Monitoring Events 2003-2008," presents results of efforts to repair a nearly 1,000-square-foot...

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2010-06-17 07:43:41

Researchers have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in seven species of sharks and redfish captured in waters off Belize, Florida, Louisiana and Massachusetts. Most of these wild, free-swimming fish harbored several drug-resistant bacterial strains. The study, published in the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in every fish species sampled. The researchers also found multidrug-resistant bacteria in fish at nearly all of the study sites, said Mark...

2009-06-29 11:23:13

Rising sea-levels could one day leave significant portions of the Florida Keys underwater, experts say. Researcher Evan Flugman said in a Florida International University report the Florida Keys are at the forefront of the emerging threat of rising sea-levels in the southern portion of Florida, The Miami Herald reported Sunday. ''South Florida is on the front line against sea-level rise in the United States, and the Florida Keys are ground zero," Flugman said. The non-profit group Nature...

2009-04-04 20:22:42

An unprecedented operation has failed to save the life of an American crocodile that was hit by a car three months ago in the Florida Keys. The crocodile, nicknamed RoboCroc after a veterinarian attached four metal rods to his skull, was found dead Thursday morning at MetroZoo in Miami, The Miami Herald reported Saturday. It survived the surgery by two weeks. When the American crocodile was discovered in March, it had not eaten for three months after being hit in December. The animal was weak...

2009-02-12 09:14:00

DUCK KEY, Fla., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The sport of sailfishing will be at its best in the Florida Keys when Hawks Cay (http://www.hawkscay.com) hosts The Sailfish Open (http://www.sailfishopen.com), March 5 - 8, 2009. The weekend-long Florida Keys fishing tournament, part of the Sailfish Pro Series will bring together 18 teams of professional anglers as well as amateur enthusiasts for competitive catch-and-release fishing in the waters around the resort's home on Duck Key. The Sailfish Open...

2008-10-01 03:00:13

By Anonymous Underwater voyeurs vied for spots to dive reefs in the Florida Keys for the annual coral spawning, sparked by the August full moon. "It's pretty amazing to see how it works," said Dan Dawson, owner of Horizon Divers (Key Largo, Florida). "My wife sat there in the sand for an hour and all of a sudden saw the coral secretion and then saw it floating away." While corals use multiple reproductive strategies, nearly all large reefbuilding species release millions of gametes once a...

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2008-09-09 09:05:00

By Brian Skoloff / The Associated Press Residents in the Florida Keys breathed a sigh of relief Monday as a fierce Hurricane Ike turned west on a path away from the low- lying island chain. But Gulf Coast states watched anxiously to see whether the storm was gunning for them instead. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center warned that, after passing into the Gulf of Mexico sometime tonight, Ike could make landfall in the United States over the weekend near the Texas- Louisiana border,...


Latest Florida Keys Reference Libraries

Dry Tortugas National Park
2013-04-18 12:21:11

Dry Tortugas National Park is located in the Gulf of Mexico in the United States. The park consists of a small chain of coral islands, comprising 64,701 acres, but only 104 acres of land. The islands are about seventy miles from Key West, Florida and comprise the far western portion of the Florida Keys. The first European explorer to visit the area was Juan Ponce de León, who named the islands the Tortugas after catching 160 sea turtles near them. The term “dry” is used to denote the...

Biscayne National Park
2013-04-17 23:58:18

Biscayne National Park is located in the southern area of Florida in the United States. The park holds 172,971 acres, of which ninety-five percent consists of water. Native Americans first inhabited the area when water levels were low in the Biscayne Bay. Evidence has been found in the area supporting the inhabitance of other Native Americans, like the Tequesta people, from at least 2,500 years ago. European settlement did not occur in the area until the 19th century, when farmers settled on...

2012-06-14 08:35:04

Symbol: TRSA2 Group: Dicot Family: Euphorbiaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-14 10:18:34

Symbol: SCLI3 Group: Monocot Family: Cyperaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N PR    N VI    N Synonyms:   SCLI8 Scirpus lithospermus L. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta...

2012-06-14 10:43:15

Symbol: SARI5 Group: Dicot Family: Lamiaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   SAPR4 Salvia privoides Benth. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division  ...

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