Quantcast

Latest Florida Keys Stories

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. How did they get set up so fast in the new space? "Determination," says co-owner Amy Spielberg. That, and a little help from friends. Spielberg says members, who wanted the gym to re-open as badly as the owners, helped clean and paint the new space, a former Tiki Hut Treasures...

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. In what is called an unprecedented collaboration, researchers from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the National Park Service, the Reef Environmental Education Foundation and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington...

2008-06-25 15:02:44

By Ryan McCarthy, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Jun. 25--Gator Air doesn't appear to be letting a cease-and-desist letter from Monroe County, an outstanding $5,700 fuel bill to Cristal Clear Aviation and a Federal Aviation Administration investigation stand in the way of attempting to provide air service to the Keys. The startup venture's Web site, www.flygatorair.com, has been up and running for a month since being shut down shortly after Gator Air began flying to the Keys from Fort...

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. If you want to fly from Orlando to Key West in September, you'll have to go up to Atlanta and back down. Or you'll have to go with one of the other airlines - Continental or American Airlines - and...

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. released in June valued the island at $3.4 million with bridge access and $1.47 without. Council members said they feel the island's three landowners would likely have one done and the city should do another to support...

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. When he looks out the window during meals, a Goliath grouper often looks back. "These aren't the things we're down here to look at, but it's still a very cool thing," Nedimyer said from the Aquarius underwater laboratory oceanside off Key Largo. Lauri...

111a12b3dd42b233e3916ae699a0419c1
2008-06-16 06:05:00

DRY TORTUGAS -- Before six hurricanes hit mainland Florida in 2004 and 2005, they first wreaked havoc on the Florida Keys' far western islands known as the Dry Tortugas. Fort Jefferson, the lone man-made structure at the remote outpost, survived with minimal damage. But under the sea, large sections of the precious coral reef were not so lucky. "The gorgonians, that literally look like a forest, were just blasted to nothing," said Jerry Ault, professor of marine biology and fisheries at...

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. Howard Water, 18, faces a long list of charges, said a spokesman for the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, including first-degree murder, two counts of armed carjacking, conspiracy to commit a carjacking and resisting arrest without violence. Two younger...

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. Four of the properties lie in the Lower Keys, one is within Marathon city limits. Two of the parcels have been in the same ownership for more than six decades. All are listed for purchase as part of the...

2007-07-11 15:04:54

Marlin Bay Yacht Club, a luxury residential and marina community in Marathon, FL, will contribute $180,000 in funding to provide for public boat ramps and associated parking in Marathon as well as improve mooring in Boot Key Harbor. The community will also provide an additional $570,000 of goods and services to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to install and maintain mooring buoys open to the public within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary as well as to...


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  ...

More Articles (12 articles) »
Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.