In recognition of World Oceans Day, the Florida Keys-based Coral Restoration Foundation is staging its first-ever “Plantapalooza” Monday during which CRF staff, interns, board members and volunteers hope to plant at least 1,000 reef-building staghorn corals in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Drivers may have to deal with delays Friday and Saturday as runners with the Ragnar Relay race travel through the Keys.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is trying to identify a man whose body was found floating about a mile offshore of the Upper Keys Saturday.
A weekend trip to the upper Keys turned deadly for a Miami teen. The 19-year old was free diving and spearing fishing with friends from a private boat Sunday at Tennessee Reef when he failed to surface.
While no watches, warnings or protective alerts have been issued for residents and visitors in the Florida Keys, emergency managers have asked everyone to closely monitor Hurricane Irene’s progress.