4 Weekend Trips to Take Right Now

Just a short drive from Miami, the Keys—stretching from Key Largo to Key West—offer a different way to experience paradise.

Surfboards and Adirondack chairs beckon outside The Beach Café at Morada Bay.

While Miamians live where everyone else vacations, residents like to

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Article source: http://oceandrive.com/miami-weekend-trips-to-take-right-now

US and Cuba to sign agreement on marine conservation and research

The United States and Cuba are set to reach their first accord on environmental protection since announcing plans to re-establish diplomatic relations, linking up marine sanctuaries in both countries to cooperate on preservation and research.

US National Oceanic

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Article source: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/nov/18/us-cuba-thaw-environmental-accord-marine-conservation

Corals off South Florida hit with severe bleaching

Corals are turning chalk white and dying on reefs stretching from the Florida Keys to Palm Beach County, in what experts call one of the worst episodes in two decades of coral bleaching.

Under stress from unusually warm water, the

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Article source: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-coral-bleaching-20150928-story.html

Audubon Declares Areas In And Around The Florida Keys A Birder’s Paradise

You already know about great fishing in the Florida Keys; but are you aware of the winged riches there? The National Audubon Society has just recognized Florida’s Everglades and Biscayne Bay as “Globally Significant Important Bird Areas,” measured by a

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Article source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/lealane/2015/07/05/audubon-declares-areas-in-and-around-the-florida-keys-a-birders-paradise/

New program: Harvest a lionfish, get an extra lobster

Spearfishermen who bag at least 10 lionfish a day during the two-day lobster mini-season next month will be entitled to an extra lobster if state fishery managers approve a new pilot program this week.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Article source: http://keysnews.com/node/67644

National Park Secrets: 10 Fresh Ways to Find Paradise

The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary next year, meaning hoopla, poo-bahs, and crowds. If 2014 saw a record 292.8 million park visitors, just imagine the chaos that a centennial year will bring. Even this year, parks are expecting record

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Article source: http://www.outsideonline.com/1968116/national-park-secrets-10-fresh-ways-find-paradise

The Florida Keys, The Way They Were

Nothing is really remembered without nostalgia. The way things were during
vacations taken long ago are memories of wonderful times, simpler times, when it
was normal to take time, to spend time, to enjoy time. It was more than justTo read the full article:
Article source: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/blog/the-florida-keys-the-way-they-were/

Islamorada small, but a treasure to visit.

ISLAMORADA, FLa. — There’s no downtown to speak of here. And as islands go, the beaches are fairly few and far between. And if you didn’t know much about it before you hit the road, you might pass right through

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Article source: http://www.mysanantonio.com/lifestyle/travel-outdoors/article/TRAV-FloridaKeys-0419-6200423.php

Where there’s dolphin around, expect the marlin to be close

Keysnet.com –  Well looks like we made it through another festive holiday weekend. Even with the crowds, there were some great catches both in the backcountry and offshore.

Like most guides and captains, I had several charters over the course of

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Article source: http://www.keysnet.com/2014/07/10/497737/where-theres-dolphin-around-expect.html?sp=/99/254/235/

Lionfish, the savory menace, swims its way onto restaurant menus

A venomous fish with destructive habits has surfaced as a tasty meal at several South Florida restaurants.

“We love serving, and our customers love dining on, lionfish,” said Michael Ledwith, chef-owner of Chef Michael’s in Islamorada. “We have had

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Article source: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/07/07/4222585/lionfish-the-savory-menace-swims.html

Buy a Private Island in the Florida Keys for $110M

Bloomberg’s LI$TED takes a look at some of the most exclusive real estate available on the market. Pumpkin Key, the most expensive private island, is for sale in the Florida Keys and it’s just a quick helicopter ride from Miami.

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Article source: http://pursuitist.com/buy-a-private-island-in-the-florida-keys-for-110m/