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    Alligator Reef teems with undersea fauna

    The flotilla was headed to American soil. It was 9:30 p.m. in the evening of November 19, 1821. A new member ship of the fledgling U.S. Navy, the USS Alligator , had been tacking back and forth to stay within range of the slower small flotilla of vessels following it, which the crew of the...


    NOAA divers use rubble to rebuild Cheeca Rocks reef

    A team from Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary finalized a project to restore living coral colonies on a damaged patch reef near Cheeca Rocks that was injured when a rogue buoy dragged across it. Boat groundings, anchors, chains and other items that drag along the seafloor can damage or...


    Bokor repeats as champion at S.L.A.M. fishing tournament in Key West

    Five bonefish, two tarpon and two permit releases earned Jim Bokor Jr. of Buffalo, N.Y., the title of grand champion for the second consecutive year at the Robert James Sales S.L.A.M. Celebrity Fishing Tournament that ended Sunday in Key West.


    Yellowtail snapper are anglers' best bet right now

    Head to the reef to fill the cooler. While the quantity of mangrove snapper may have lessened a bit, the yellowtail population is growing in Florida Keys waters.


    Taking the rescue diving course can save lives

    The middle-aged woman scuba diver popped up, ripped off her mask, pulled out her regulator mouth piece and, with glazed eyes, started madly kicking to keep her head above water. I happen to be teaching a rescue diver course and was swimming on the surface near were the woman came up. &#...


    Be patient angling for dolphin

    We're experiencing a nice September offshore run of dolphin and tuna.


    Trumpetfish ‘can really shake ‘em down’

    “You broke my heart, ‘cause I couldn't dance; you didn't even want me around; and now I'm back, to let you know, I can really shake 'em down.” “Do you love me now that I can dance?”  (Lyrics from the 1962 Contours’ song “Do you love me...


    Exhibit gives visitors a ‘shrimp’s eye’ view of the reef

    Sanctuary Reef, a unique traveling exhibit that gives a “shrimp’s eye view” of an oversized coral reef, is now on display at Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada, through   Feb. 28 . This interactive display developed by Mote Marine Laboratory brings the...


    Erika stirs up the fishing

    What had been Tropical Storm Erika in the Caribbean turned into nothing more than a wave of rain and thunderstorms for the Keys. Any time we have one of these systems pass through, we can expect a shakeup in our fisheries.


    Glassy sweepers can make a diver paranoid

    You know how it can be in dark or shadowy places. Monsters or scary creatures are everywhere. Finning through Christmas Tree Cave on French Reef, I had the eerie feeling that I was being watched. I turned my head to the right. Sure enough, I was being stared at by hundreds of beady little...

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