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  • Sea Turtle Nesting Awaren

    Floridian waters house five out of the seven sea turtle species; though we only commonly encounter three species that will nest on Florida beaches. Nesting season in the Florida Keys runs from April 15th to October 31st and many organizations unite an... Read More

  • Featured Creature

    The five-toothed sea cucumber (Actinopyga agassizi) is a lesser known species of invertebrate that belongs to the phylum Echinodermata, which includes sea stars and sea urchins. As with all echinoderms, sea cucumbers move along the ocean floor using t... Read More

  • Sombrero Reef

    Sombrero Reef is located five nautical miles south of Pigeon Key and can be easily identified by the 142 foot iron lighthouse that marks the reef itself. The Sombrero Reef lighthouse was built by General George Meade in 1858 and was the tallest iron s... Read More

  • Meet our 2017 Education I

    The Pigeon Key Foundation and Marine Science Center would like to introduce our newest staff members that have joined our team for the 2017 Education Season! These three interns will assist in teaching our school group... Read More