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Protecting Coral Reefs from Lion Fish–Marine life Awareness, Florida Keys

We are diving in shallow water near Islamorada when we discover a small, unprotected reef where lion fish live.  I take photographs while my son spear fishes.  At first, one might observe that lion fish are pretty fish.  But, they are an invasive species, and destructive to our coral reefs where they have no natural… Continue reading Protecting Coral Reefs from Lion Fish–Marine life Awareness, Florida Keys

The Great Value of Coral Reefs, Florida Keys

Global photo stories--Photographs and stories of world cultures, nature, wildlife and global learning.    Coral reefs provide homes for hundreds of species of fish and thousands of species of plant and animal life.  Fish prefer structure to sandy ocean bottoms for living, eating and reproducing.  They use coral reefs to… Continue reading The Great Value of Coral Reefs, Florida Keys

#nature, #environment

The Overseas Highway is a 113 mile stretch of unique keys and bridges that link the mainland to Key West.  Some of the Keys are small and sparsely populated, while others are developed with shopping centers, attractions, restaurants and subdivisions.  The Keys are linked by forty two bridges with a view… Continue reading #nature, #environment