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Despite Surviving Irma, Boat Captains in Florida Keys Fear They Won’t Make It If Tourism Slows

Surviving Hurricane Irma and starting to rebuild is just the beginning as boat captains in the Florida Keys fear what will happen if tourism drops off, which is likely. If captains aren’t able to charter due to damage and lack of customers, things will likely only get worse. ISLAMORADA, Fla. — John Gargan took one look …

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Huge Hammerhead Shark ‘Bumps’ Fearless Diver

NPI Productions posted this viral video of an incredible encounter with a hammerhead shark in the Florida Keys. “We are currently filming for our new Florida Freedive & Adventure Series across the state and last week we made our first stop in the Florida Keys. On our second day we had a private boat tour at …

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Spectacular Tarpon Video Captures One Amazing Clip After Another

The team at World ANGLING Studios created a tarpon masterpiece with ‘Silver Lining.’  “Key West is home to one of the world great migrations. Every spring the Tarpon arrive in the waters surrounding Key West. They aggregate by the thousands in Key West harbor in preparation for the spawn and worm hatches. Silver Lining is a film about …

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Horrified Snorkelers Discover Great White Shark Lurking on Shallow Florida Reef

Great white shark sightings are becoming more common, but to see one in the shallow water of the Florida Keys while snorkeling is extremely rare. “I’ve never seen anything like this in my life,” Captain Chris Muller told the Miami Herald, “especially not in the Keys, and I’ve swam with a lot of sharks.” After initially being …

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350-pound Tiger Shark Chewed Up By Boat Engine

Dave Kampo returned home following an unsuccessful fishing trip and found a huge surprise. “When I lifted the boat out of the water, there was a tiger shark hanging there,” Kampo told keynote.com, “It was impaled on the engine and quite dead.” He estimated the shark to be 350-pounds, after it was wrapped and chewed around the …

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8-Foot Crocodile Found Swimming in Homeowner’s Pool

The homeowner said he saw the crocodile swimming in the pool Thursday morning. The reptile walked out of the pool and into the ocean after police and wildlife officials arrived, CBS Miami reported. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said an Islamorada homeowner called about 7:30 a.m. Thursday to report the croc in his …

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Video: U.S. Coast Guard Rescues Two in 20-foot seas in Gulf of Mexico

An MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew rescued two people from their sailing vessel that was drifting and taking on water 30 nautical miles northwest of Marquesas Key, Florida, January 17, 2016. The men were caught in a storm that tore their vessels sails and cracked their hull. Lt. Matthew Swanner says the conditions were the …

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Self-Sustaining Island in the Florida Keys For Only $8.5 Million

What would you buy if money were no issue? How about buying your own private island! In fact, make it completely self-sustaining. East Sister Rock Island was originally listed for $12 million in 2011. The 1.37-acre island has over 5,000 square feet of living area and is now list for just $8.5 million, according to Zillow. That’s roughly $40,000 …

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Underwater Video of Most Florida Lobster Ever Filmed

If you’ve ever lobstered, then you’ve covered miles and miles of underwater bottom looking and hoping to see some antennae looking back at you. A few here, a few there, and maybe some solid ledges, holes, and structure with some better numbers. This video will officially raise the bar on what the motherlode of lobster …

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