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Old Town Key West Guide

Best Things to Do in Old Town Old Town in Key West, Florida, is a historic district renowned for its charming architecture, vibrant culture, and fascinating history. This area is the centerpiece of Key West tourism, attracting visitors from all over the world who are drawn to its laid-back atmosphere and unique character. Old Town […]

Most Historic Landmarks In Key West

Are you a traveler looking for the ultimate exploration of beauty, history and culture? Look no further than Key West! This tropical island paradise at the edge of Florida is home to some of the world’s most renowned historic landmarks. Whether it’s exploring out-of-this-world architecture, discovering meaningful monuments or checking out what incredible historical artifacts […]

Places In Key West To Beat The Summer Heat

  With its balmy weather, white sand beaches and colorful island culture, Key West provides the perfect summer escape. But if you’re visiting in the especially hot months of July and August, it’s important to know how to beat that humid Southern Florida heat! Fortunately, there are loads of fun — and cooling — ways […]

Rainy Day Activities In Key West

Whether you’re a local looking for something fun to do or a tourist who’s made your way to the tropical paradise of Key West, there’s nothing quite like a rainy day to put a real damper on things. Lucky for you though, Key West’s treasures aren’t restricted to the great outdoors; and there’s a bunch […]

How To Enjoy Wildlife in a Sanctuary

Guide to the Unique Wildlife of the Florida Keys

Part of what makes the Florida Keys such a fascinating place to visit is the abundant natural beauty and wildlife unique to this region. With the Florida Bay and the Gulf of Mexico to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Florida Keys are at the confluence of two subtropical ecosystems that […]

Sea Turtle Conservation

The Key West Aquarium is home to several sea turtles that would not be able to survive in the wild. These sea turtles now act as ambassadors for their species, educating people about the threats sea turtles face and what can be done to help. We hope that by sharing the stories of our sea […]

Confiscated Marine Life

The Key West Aquarium, along with NOAA and The Florida Wildlife Commission, are working hard to protect our environment. Illegal collection and transport of marine  tropical fish for the aquarium trade is widely spreading. Without proper permits and transportation documents, marine tropical fish are seized by government officials. The seized property is placed in facilities […]

Soft Coral

Soft corals are members of the phylum cnidaria, a group of stinging celled animals that include anemones, jellyfish, hydroids, sea-pens, the the true corals and other coral-named groups. Soft corals acquired their name from their fleshy and flexible forms which are constructed of a bizarre assembly of structural elements that help the corals to keep […]


A gorgonian, also known as a sea whip or sea fan, is an order of sessile colonial cnidarians found throughout the oceans of the world, especially in the tropics and subtropics. Gorgonians are similar to the sea pen, another soft c`oral. Individual tiny polyps form colonies that are normally erect, flattened, branching, and reminiscent of […]

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