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Ecosystem Protection: Ecological Reserves, Preservation Areas and Wildlife Protection Working Group holds additional meetings
In response to requests by members of the public, shifting environmental conditions and threats in the Keys, better scientific information, and legal requirements, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is conducting a review of sanctuary regulations, including the rules and boundaries for marine zones in the sanctuary and surrounding national wildlife refuges.  More...

Photo of the Gladding team.

FWC Division of Law Enforcement awards team of the NOAA Vessel Peter Gladding as 2013 Team of the Year
The offshore team of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary’s (FKNMS) Patrol Vessel Peter Gladding has been named the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Division of Law Enforcement’s Team of the Year for 2013.  More...

Photo of mutton spawn aggregation.

"Waterways” Showcases Spawning Aggregations and Tropical Connections
The "Waterways" series continues to educate viewers about the south Florida ecosystem in a new two-part episode.  This latest episode delves into the importance of fish spawning aggregations in the Florida Keys and the new book Tropical Connections: South Florida’s Marine Environment. More...

Simpson's Apple Cactus (Harrisia simpsonii): Watercolor by Kathleen Konicek-Moran.

Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center features works by Tropical Botanic Artists
The Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center located at 35 E. Quay Rd., Key West is hosting an art exhibit by The Tropical Botanic Artists titled “Botanical Exploration in the Everglades: Braving One of North America’s Last Frontiers” from January 15 to March 26, 2014. More...

Photo of Bottlenose dolphin with calf.

Florida Keys Community College offers "Sanctuary Seminar" non-credit course
Registration is open for Florida Keys Community College's "Sanctuary Seminar", a six-week, non-credit lecture series hosted by Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. More...