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How Do Weeki Wachee’s Mermaids Stay Underwater So Long?

The famous mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs are the epitome of grace and elegance. They make what they do underwater look effortless. Surprisingly, the secrets behind their daily aquatic ballets haven't changed much since the classic Florida roadside...

These People are Restoring Reefs in the Keys

Important environmental work is underway in the turquoise waters off Key West’s Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. Since mid-June, scientists and volunteers have planted several hundred live coral fragments in an effort to restore depleted reef tracts. ...

Why Americans Celebrate Flag Day

You have to travel to the small community of Waubeka, Wisconsin to discover the origins of America's observance of Flag Day. That's where in 1885 a grade school teacher by the name of Bernard J. Cigrand arranged for his students to observe June 14 (t...