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Key Largo,

narrow island, c.30 mi (48 km) long, off S Fla., largest of the Florida KeysFlorida Keys,
chain of coral and limestone islands and reefs, c.150 mi (240 km) long, extending from Virginia Key, S of Miami Beach, to Key West, and forming the southern extremity of Florida.
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. Along with other Florida Keys, especially Key West, it has become an increasingly popular tourist spot, noted for its scuba diving, nightlife, and beachside resorts. Housing developments and shopping complexes have been recently constructed. A major attraction is John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the first underwater park in the United States, containing c.78 sq mi (202 sq km) of living coral and hundreds of varieties of marine life. Also offshore is the Aquarius habitat, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's permanent undersea laboratory.
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To protect the hammocks and wildlife of north Key Largo from development, the Service established Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and the state of Florida established the Key Largo Hammocks State Botanical Site.
Now that Judge Luis Garcia has found the County liable for the unlawful taking of the plaintiffs' North Key Largo property, the County faces damages in the millions of dollars.
McPherson, 71, former chairman of Toledo, Ohio-based Dana Corporation (NYSE: DCN) from 1972 to 1980, died today at his home in North Key Largo, Florida, after a long illness.
The Ocean Reef Club in north Key Largo is a bit of a mystery to most people--a great swath of private real estate that literally corners the market on some of the state's best bluewater fishing.
The storm skirted the Upper Keys area and did significant damage to the Ocean Reef Club (due to reopen in November) on North Key Largo.
The North Key Largo flats can be reached from Blackpoint Marina or a Key Largo boat ramp.
The storm, which left most of the 125-mile island chain unscathed, stripped 13 miles of 138,000-volt transmission lines off power poles along Card Sound Road in North Key Largo.
The northernmost hotspot is the Whistle Buoy off north Key Largo.
The Whistle Buoy is simply a nun with a whistle that sits straight out from the members-only Ocean Reef Club located on North Key Largo.
Not all the cubera snapper lingering around the north Key Largo wrecks are the tackle busters of lore.

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