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2008-06-30 12:00:00

By MARGARET MENGE, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Jun. 28--The month of May was not a good one at Key West International Airport.

2008-06-30 12:02:11

By RYAN McCARTHY and KYLE TEAL, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Jun. 28--Stay Fit Studio in Key West has reopened just blocks from the site of the June 8 fire that destroyed the gym along with two other businesses.

2008-06-25 18:02:33

A team of 38 U.S. research divers has completed a 20-day biennial census, measuring how the protected status of the Dry Tortugas is working.

2008-06-25 15:02:44

By Ryan McCarthy, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Jun.

2008-06-24 02:29:59

By Margaret Menge, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Jun. 21--It's going to be a bigger headache to take the kids up to see Mickey this fall. Delta Air Lines announced this week it's discontinuing direct service from Key West to Orlando. The change is to go into effect at the end of summer.

2008-06-16 12:00:29

By Ryan McCarthy, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Jun. 14--The Marathon City Council met in regular session Tuesday and took the following actions: u Approved a motion to seek proposals for a second appraisal of Boot Key. An appraisal done by Waronker & Rosen Inc.

2008-06-16 12:00:28

By Kevin Wadlow, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Jun. 14--Latest mission: Determine why some transplanted corals succeed, other don't In the dark of the pre-dawn ocean, Ken Nedimyer saw the soft glow of coral fluorescence.

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2008-06-16 06:05:00

Mother Nature has been busy in the intervening years. The corals are recovering, said University of North Carolina research scientist Mark Chiappone, who is based in Key Largo.

2008-04-07 12:00:23

By Kevin Wadlow, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Apr. 5--The cases of three defendants in the carjacking death of Ocean Reef restaurant worker Missi Holderman have been placed on the May court docket in Miami-Dade County.

2007-07-30 12:13:53

By Kevin Wadlow, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Jul. 28--State officials seek to spend $2 million to buy 9.4 acres of Florida Keys land for conservation. Five parcels proposed for purchase go before Gov. Charlie Crist and the Florida Cabinet for approval Tuesday in Tallahassee.


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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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