Aside from its fun festivities, the Florida Keys hold a treasure of information just waiting to be discovered. Here's your chance to dive for data as you learn more about these southern islands.
How big are the Florida Keys? There are more than 800 keys, stretching over 290 km (180 mi.). The longest key, Key Largo, is 48 kilometers (30 mi.) long and 0.8 km (0.5 mi.) wide.
Why are they called the "Keys"? The word "key" actually comes from the Spanish word cayo, meaning "little island."
How do hurricanes affect the Keys?
Why are the Florida Keys important? The ecosystems of the Keys are home to several endangered species. By protecting the Keys, we can help protect the future of the animals and plants that live there. The more people know about Florida Keys wildlife and ecology, the brighter its future will be.
What will I find at Key West at Sea World? You'll discover Dolphin Cove, Turtle Point and Stingray Lagoon. Key West at Sea World features unforgettable face-to-face and hands-on encounters with these animals.
Wonderful Wildlife of the Keys
SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Animal Information Database
www.seaworld.org / www.buschgardens.org
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