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  Florida Keys - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The islands lie along the Florida Straits, dividing the Atlantic Ocean to the east from the Gulf of Mexico to the west, and defining one edge of Florida Bay.
The city of Key West is the county seat of Monroe County, which consists of a section on the mainland that is almost entirely in Everglades National Park, and the Keys islands from Key Largo to the Dry Tortugas.
The limestone that eroded from the reef formed oolites in the shallow sea behind the reef, and together with the skeletal remains of bryozoans, formed the Miami limestone that is the current surface bedrock of the lower Florida peninsula and the lower keys from Big Pine Key to Key West.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Florida_Keys   (2362 words)

  
 1919 Florida Keys Hurricane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Florida Keys Hurricane or Atlantic Gulf Hurricane of 1919 was an intense Atlantic hurricane, killing over 600 people as it moved through the Florida Keys and Texas.
The storm's center grazed the Florida Keys on September 9 as a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale.
It was the most intense hurricane to strike Key West in the 20th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1919_Florida_Keys_Hurricane   (323 words)

  
 Florida villas and apartments in Orlando, the Gulf Coast and the Florida Keys
Florida villas and apartments in Orlando, the Gulf Coast and the Florida Keys
Keys to Florida offers a wide choice of Florida villas and apartments in a variety of holiday locations, from the sheer thrill and excitement of the Central Florida, Orlando theme parks to the peace and tranquility of palm-shaded beaches on Florida's Gulf Coast.
Keys to Florida also arranges much more for your holiday than simply villas and apartments, we also supply the "extras" for your holiday to the Sunshine State, highly competitive travel insurance, car hire and discount attraction tickets for all Florida theme and water parks, including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Wet 'n' Wild.
www.letsgoflorida.com   (515 words)

  
 Islamorada Florida
The average temperature in the Florida Keys for January is 74 degrees.
Key Biscayne is actually attached at the north end to the mainland, and is therefore not considered part of the Keys by some Floridians.
The city of Key West is the county seat of Monroe County, which covers mostly the Everglades on the mainland, and all of the islands from Key Largo south and west.
www.islamoradainfo.com   (603 words)

  
 Florida Keys Travel
Key Largo - Dive Capital of the World and the isle of choice for serious scuba, Key Largo is home to the largest stretch of the only living coral reef in the country.
Key West is the place for those who like their parties long and loud, and the water clear and teeming with sea life.
Explore the diverse natural landscapes of the Florida Keys, from the untouched mangrove forests to the white sand beaches and pristine, vibrant coral reefs.
www.floridakeystravel.info   (826 words)

  
 Florida Keys - Big Pine Key Resort Motels
The Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary is protected from spearfishing and has thus become one of the most active reefs in the Keys, with a wide array of coral found throughout the area.
The Florida Keys are a wilderness of flowering jungles and shimmering seas, a jade necklace of mangrove-fringed islands dangling toward the tropics.
At the bottom, 106 miles southwest, is Key West, where for the past two years the efflue nt of the overburdened island has closed its major beaches for months.
www.bigpinekeymotel.com   (537 words)

  
 Florida Keys travel info - Key Largo to Key West - diving, fishing, snorkeling and attractions
The Florida Keys can be considered the American Caribbean and features all the same amenities as other island destinations such as world class sport fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling, boating, sailing, kayaking and eco-tours.
Marathon Key is midway from the beginning of the Florida Keys to the end.
Key West is also known as the Last Resort, the Southernmost Point in the continental U.S. Key West is whatever you want it to be.
www.floridakeys.com   (494 words)

  
 Key West attractions, hotels, fishing charters, diving, things to do, real estate Key West, Florida
The Key West calendar of events is filled from January to December with Florida Keys fishing tournaments, gathering to celebrate the Conch Republic Independence, we even have our own festival each October, Fantasy Fest.
Key West is a very fun place and can be as relaxing, romantic, or wild as you want it to be.
Whether you are searching for a tropical getaway in downtown Key West that is close to it all, a cottage on the beach or the convenience of a condo where your boat is tied to the dock, the Key West real estate agents and mortgage companies can help.
www.keywest.com   (1176 words)

  
 Florida Keys Vacation Home
As the southernmost part of the United States, the Keys are dedicated to preserving their laid-back nature.
The Atlantic beaches of Marathon are among the few in the Florida Keys.
Key West and all of its night life and attractions are only a quick drive west.
www.500ocean.com   (5254 words)

  
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The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority (FKAA) was created in 1937 by Special Legislation of the State of Florida.
The FKAA is the sole provider of potable water for all of the residents of the Florida Keys and presently serves over 44,000 customers within Monroe County.
In 1998 and 2002, the Authority's Enabling Legislation was amended to redefine the primary purpose of the Authority to include collecting, treating and disposing of wastewater in certain areas of the Florida Keys.
www.fkaa.com   (136 words)

  
 SOFIA Virtual Tour - Florida Bay and Florida Keys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Florida Bay, beyond the southern tip of Florida and along the southern shores of Everglades National Park, is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles coexist.
The Florida Keys is a chain of small islands and reefs that extend in a southwesterly arc off the coast of South Florida.
The Florida Keys are made of fossilized coral rock and are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the south side and the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Bay on the north side.
sofia.usgs.gov /virtual_tour/flbay   (1554 words)

  
 Florida - Florida Keys
From Soldier Key near Miami to the Dry Tortugas in the Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Keys stretch southwestward from the mainland in a crescent-shaped archipelago.
The Keys’ hardwood hammocks and globally imperiled pine rockland forests shelter a variety of native plants and animals, and they provide essential stopover habitat for migratory birds.
The Conservancy, in partnership with NOAA's Community-based Restoration Program and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary are using reef resilience principles to enhance the success of Staghorn coral restoration on Upper Keys reefs.
www.nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/states/florida/preserves/art16204.html   (606 words)

  
 Florida Keys Adventure
The Keys Adventure program is a good introduction to the Florida Keys, giving you a variety of activities.
After dinner, your Keys Adventure Mate will discuss your itinerary for the upcoming week and then watch a slide show which describes those underwater creatures to both enjoy and avoid, as well as snapshots of some of the fun you will be having during the upcoming week.
S.C.E.N.E. The Florida Sea Base is the first scouting facility in the world to be designated as a S.C.E.N.E. (Scouting Centers of Excellence for Nature and the Environment).
www.bsaseabase.org /adventure/flkeys.html   (938 words)

  
 Florida Keys and Key Largo Real Estate Agent - Ivo Riveiro Florida Keys Realtor - Specializing in Key Largo Real Estate ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Florida Keys and Key Largo Real Estate Agent - Ivo Riveiro Florida Keys Realtor - Specializing in Key Largo Real Estate and Homes and Properties from the Upper Florida Keys to Key West, and all of the Florida Keys in between.
As full time Florida Keys Realtors, we can also tell you that Oceanfront, Waterfront, Bayfront and Waterview Real Estate in Key Largo and the rest of the Florida Keys is obviously limited, so take advantage of the chance now to establish yourself in this beautiful and relaxing South Florida tropical paradise.
We specialize in properties from South Florida through the Upper Keys to the southernmost point of Key West, including but not limited to Marathon, Key Largo, Islamorada, Tavernier, Duck Key and many more of the Florida Keys, to numerous to mention.
www.urkeyagent.com   (353 words)

  
 Insiders' GuideĀ® to Florida Keys & Key West, 5th Edition
When you arrive in the Florida Keys, life suddenly turns to Technicolor, and it doesn't take a twister to lead you to the lush Emerald City of Oz that is ours and yours to share.
In the Florida Keys, everyone and everything is larger than life.
The 81,000 full- and part-time Florida Keys citizens are men, women, and children seeking little more than the harmony found in this paradise.
www.insiders.com /florida-keys   (198 words)

  
 Florida Keys Deep Sea Fishing, Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Offshore Fishing, Backcountry fishing The Florida Keys Fishing ...
Florida Keys Deep Sea Fishing, Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Offshore Fishing, Backcountry fishing The Florida Keys Fishing Charters
Florida Keys Fishing Charters in Key Largo, Book a Key Largo Fishing charters with Captain George Clark.
Key Largo Tarpon Fishing, Fish the Florida Keys, Florida Keys fishing Guide, Florida Keys Flats fishing, Florida Keys fishing.
www.rodeocharters.com /deepsea.htm   (341 words)

  
 Islamorada Fishing in the Florida Keys with Captain Cliff
Islamorada is comprised of 4 different main keys and is a prime area for flats fishing,across Florida Bay is the Everglades National Park right on our own back door.
The best concentrations of bones in the Florida keys are found in the upper keys, by coincidence Islamorada is in the upper keys and fishing for bonefish is year round only regulated by the weather conditions.
Keys Fishing Charters welcomes all anglers from the novice to the expert, women and children, fishing is fun for all.
www.captcliff.com   (492 words)

  
 Key West and the Florida Keys
Some refer to the Keys simply as 'Paradise." The Keys attract an estimated four million visitors each year, many of whom come to dive and fish on the United States' only living coral reef tract.
Wide expanses of seagrass beds, mysterious mangrove forests, lush tropical hardwood hammocks, rocky pinelands, and a variety of freshwater and saltwater wetlands are as much a part of the Keys as are the reefs.
key west dining and restaurants / events in key west / sports and outdoors / on the water
www.visitkeywestonline.com   (797 words)

  
 Florida Keys, Florida Keys Vacation Rentals, Islamorada Fishing, Key Largo Diving, Marathon Florida
The Gateway to the Keys, the area around Homestead Florida and Florida City, is perched between the subtropical splendor of the Florida Everglades and cosmopolitan Miami.
Key Largo is most famous for its stunning John Pennekamp State Park where you can see the Christ of the Deep.
Marathon Florida is a sleepy fishing village that has evolved into a bustling town that is truly the "heart of the keys" with an abundance of fun family attractions where you can swim with the dolphins in Florida.
www.see-floridakeys.com   (349 words)

  
 Key Largo Chamber of Commerce
Welcome to the island paradise of Key Largo, the first of the Fabulous Florida Keys and the Dive Capital of the World, where you can kick off your shoes and leave your cares behind.
Key Largo is home to the world’s largest artificial reef, the 510 foot USS Spiegel Grove, the John Pennekamp Coral Reef
Accommodations in Key Largo range from full-service resorts to small individually owned motels, all are known for their relaxing atmosphere and ambiance.
www.floridakeys.org   (308 words)

  
 The Pennekamp Page!
The Florida Keys are known worldwide for their great fishing, both in the quiet, still waters of the "backcountry" (Florida Bay) and our exciting off-shore waters!
Key Largo is home to Dolphins Plus, a marine mammal research and education facility offering tours, classes, and in-water dolphin swim programs with these marvelous marine mammals.
Keys Technologies (who bring you The Pennekamp Page) is a proud member of the Legendary Key Largo Chamber of Commerce...
www.pennekamp.com   (802 words)

  
 EO Newsroom: New Images - Florida Keys
The Florida Keys are a chain of islands, islets, and reefs extending from Virginia Key to the Dry Tortugas for about 309 kilometers.
Stretched out into the waters of the Strait of Florida between the Gulf of Mexico to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the keys are chiefly limestone and coral formations.
Among the roads is the causeway that connects the Keys to the mainland and to one another.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov /Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=16384   (174 words)

  
 Florida Keys Dining Guide - Restaurants and Bars
The Florida Keys offer a fantastic variety of restaurants, but with the bounty of fresh seafood available it's not surprising that the cuisine of the Keys is largely built around the catch of the day.
this large mollusk with a flaring pink shell was once so common in the Keys it gave its name to the locals.
Although none is actually harvested in Florida today, conch steaks, conch fritters, conch chowder, and conch salad, made with shellfish imported from the Bahamas, remain an essential part of Florida Keys cuisine.
www.keysdining.com   (211 words)

  
 Florida Keys Adventures - Plan your vacation in the Florida Keys and Key West   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Florida Keys Adventures - Plan your vacation in the Florida Keys and Key West
Browse our pages and let Florida Keys Adventures help you plan all your vacation's activities.
You can chart your course to adventure in the Florida Keys by the mile markers, which begin on the mainland (Miami-Dade County), just south of Florida City.
www.floridakeysadventures.com   (177 words)

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