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    Some derelict vessels actually are good for marine environment

    Millions of marine animals died in Florida Bay on June 25 when a partially submerged houseboat wreck was removed from the waters behind Little Basin, Islamorada. Over the course of 20 years, nature had claimed the vessel and used it as a breeding ground and safe habitat. The vessel had become a ...


    Equality will boost Florida business

    With the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage for gay couples, Florida leaders have an important decision to make when it comes to our national and international reputation. Will we be a state that embraces equality and fairness or will we be seen as a state that resists progress and shuns diversity...


    Cooperation needed to stop marine supply thefts

    With the uptick in marine related crime in Monroe County, the Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies are working hard to catch the people who are committing these crimes. County-wide, we are working undercover and at all times of the day and night. We are using surveillance...


    Upstate New York has nothing on the beautiful Keys

    By now, most people know that the tourism agency in Ithaca, N.Y., has surrendered to the brutal northern winter and on Monday told people the heck with it, go to the Florida Keys.