Florida Keys

Contestants in the Keys Fisheries Stone Crab Eating Contest  crack claws and suck down their meat to determine the winner who consumes 25 claws in the fastest time Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Marathon, Fla. About 40 percent of Florida's average 2.6-million-pound stone crab claw harvest comes from waters off the Florida Keys. It is also a renewable resource as fishermen harvest only legal-size claws and the crab is returned to the water to grow new extremities. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Stone Crab Lovers Get Crackin’ In Florida Keys

It was all about the stone crab in the Florida Keys this weekend.

10/18/2014

Pennekamp Anniversary

FIU, NOAA Partner To Manage Keys Marine Sanctuary

Florida International University is partnering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to help manage the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

10/04/2014

October 3, 2014: Bruce Cantrell and Jessica Fain will attempt a world record in the Florida Keys at the Jules Undersea Lodge (Source: CBS4)

World Record Attempt Begins In Florida Keys

Friday, two people set out to spend 73-days together underwater at the Jules Undersea Lodge.

10/03/2014

Umbrella

Report: Wettest September For South Florida In 10 Years

The month of September was a wet one for South Florida. According to the experts, most of the rainfall was over the Kissimmee basins that flow into Lake Okeechobee.

10/02/2014

Skip Bradeen, center, poses with a dolphin and clients Veronica Pereira and Barron Pritt..Pereria reeled in the dolphin off Islamorada in the Florida Keys.  In September 2014, Bradeen began his 50th year in the Florida Keys charterboat business. (Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Keys Captain Marks 50 Years In The Sportfishing Business

A man destined to be a butcher is now celebrating his 50th year in the sportfishing business as a Florida Keys charterboat captain.

09/27/2014

Staff at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Fla., examine Sapphire. (Source:  Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Fla. Keys Rescued Turtle Heading To New Home On The West Coast

A loggerhead sea turtle recovering its strength from a possible boat injury is leaving its Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital after more than a year for its new permanent home.

09/24/2014

A portion of the field of 310 swimmers begin the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Islamorada, Fla. The eight-mile roundtrip  open water swim, to-and-from Alligator Reef Lighthouse in the Florida Keys, serves as a fundraiser for local student college scholarships and to create awareness for the need to preserve six aging lighthouses off the Keys island chain.  (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Miami Swimmer Wins Open-Water Competition

A Miami man won an open- water swimming competition in the Florida keys which attracted hundreds of swimmers.

09/20/2014

(Source: Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

Key Largo Man Allegedly Beats And Abandons Dog

A Key Largo man has been arrested for allegedly torturing his dog.

09/19/2014

An American crocodile. (Source: FWC)

Florida’s Top Crocodile Expert Weighs In On Gables “Croc” Controversy

Following the search for a crocodile in the Coral Gables community of Gables By The Sea, Florida’s top crocodile expert weighed in on the “croc”controversy.

09/19/2014

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Fla. Keys Couple Accused Of Duping Investors Out Of $300 Million

A Florida Keys couple is facing fraud and other charges for what authorities called a $300 million vacation rental scheme.

09/18/2014

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