Affordable Florida Keys Vacation Rentals for the Aquarium Geek

I wanted to fill you all in on a secret aquarium-related getaway I experienced while in the Keys.  For the aquarium hobbyist who has never seen a wholesale operation, staying at the vacation rentals offered by Tom and Carol Scaturro…

Freezing Temps Convert ORA into Sea Turtle Warming Center Again

For a second winter in a row, freezing overnight temperatures in Florida put marinelife at risk.  In a recurrence of the cold snap in January 2010, Florida ornamental marine fish and coral farmer ORA jumped into action last week to…

Over 500 invasive lionfish harvested in inaugural Florida Keys Lionfish Tournament

Around 100 divers participated in the inaugural Florida Keys Lionfish Tournament in mid-September removing 534 of the non-native Indo-Pacific red lionfish from the waters of the Florida Keys. The fish have plagued the Atlantic coast of the U.S. and have been found…

Amazing images from reef restoration nursery on Florida Keys

We’ve written about Ken Nedimyer before and the amazing work him and his team are doing with the Coral Restoration Foundation, restoring coral to reefs off of Key Largo. We were amazed by these inspiring and beautiful pictures in a…

ORA joins efforts to rescue sea turtles affected by recent cold weather

ORA Farms is joining the battle to help rescue and rehabilitate thousands of sea turtles suffering thermal shock from cold coastal waters due to the recent cold weather that has been impacting the southern United States and Florida in particular.…

Morphologic Studios gets all artsy on PBS

We know Coral Morphologic for their quality Florida ricordia, corallimorphs and zoanthids, but did you know they are productive artists in the Miami art scene as well? Recently a local PBS affiliate WLNR featured Morphologic Studio artists and owners Colin…