Florida Keys

Map made with Atlas app shows Key West and Cuba.

First flight from Key West to Cuba takes off

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The first commercial passenger flight from Key West to Cuba in more than 50 years landed Monday in Havana, capping several years of efforts to reunite the two islands, though […]

12/30/2013

In this Dec. 2, 2013 photo, a dolphin named Molly, who is in her early 50s is given water through a tube by a trainer at the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Marine center offers degree, hands-on training

GRASSY KEY, Fla. (AP) — Molly, a bottlenose dolphin in her early 50s, can’t see very well and requires special care. The staff at the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys is teaching her […]

12/18/2013

Veterans race Jet Skis from Florida Keys to NYC

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) – Teams of veterans are racing from the Florida Keys to New York City on Jet Skis to raise money for organizations helping veterans and their families. The Never Quit Challenge […]

09/08/2013

In this Wednesday, July. 3, 2013 photo, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin named Tanner is shown during a demonstration at the Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key in Marathon, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Study: Dolphins can problem solve like humans

GRASSY KEY, Fla. (AP) — A dog may be man’s best friend, but dolphins can imitate human actions, and even how they solve problems. When a dolphin has one of its senses blocked, it can […]

08/09/2013

The dolphin Allie at the zoo in Brookfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Brookfield Zoo, Jim Schultz)

Dolphins display memory better than elephants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forget elephants. Dolphins can swim circles around them when it comes to long-term memory. Scientists in a new study repeatedly found that dolphins can remember the distinctive whistle — which acts as […]

08/06/2013

Loggerhead sea turtle

Underwater Music Festival kicks off in Fla. Keys

BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) – It seems music sounds good underwater, too — even to the fish. About 200 divers and snorkelers submerged Saturday to listen to a radio station’s subsea concert in the […]

07/13/2013

Florida Panhandle offers fun for budget travelers

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The gleaming white sand beaches and turquoise waters of Florida’s Panhandle draw millions of visitors each year, but this area isn’t known for glitz, glamor and high-end hotspots like some of Florida’s other beaches.

02/14/2013

Sandy pounds Bahamas after killing 21 in Caribbean

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Sandy raged through the Bahamas early Friday after leaving 21 people dead across the Caribbean, following a path that could see it blend with a winter storm and reach the […]

10/25/2012

Isaac hits Florida

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Isaac started pelting the Florida Keys with rain and strong winds on Sunday, and it could strengthen into a dangerous hurricane by the time it starts hitting the northern Gulf Coast in the coming days. […]

08/26/2012

Storms, stings push Nyad to end Cuba-to-Fla. swim

(AP) – Diana Nyad ended her fourth attempt in nearly 35 years to swim across the Straits of Florida on Tuesday, her dream of setting a record thwarted by storms, jellyfish stings, shark threats, hypothermia […]

08/21/2012

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