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Florida Fish and Wildlife
  Conservation Commission

Fish and Wildlife
  Research Institute
100 Eighth Avenue SE
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

Mote Marine Laboratory
Tropical Research Laboratory
24244 Overseas Hwy.
Summerland Key, FL 33042

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This project was funded in part by a grant awarded from Mote Marine Laboratory's Protect Our Reefs Grants Program, which is funded by proceeds from the sale of the Protect Our Reefs specialty license plate. Learn more at www.mote.org/4reef.

Additional funding for this project was obtained through the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Fund.
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Below are maps showing the Marine Zones inside the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. These maps show the boundaries of Sanctuary Preservation Areas (SPAs), Research Only, Ecological Reserve and Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs). Also included are a list of regulations specific to each zone. If you have any questions about marine zones in the Sanctuary, visit Regulations in the Sanctuary.

Alligator Reef Marine Zones
Alligator Reef SPA
(PDF, 1.43 MB)
Bay Keys Marine Zones
Bay Keys WMA
(PDF, 503 KB)
Boca Grande and Womon Keys Marine Zones
Boca Grande Key and
Woman Key WMAs

(PDF, 557 KB)
Carysfort Marine Zones
Carysfort/ South Carysfort SPA
(PDF, 1.42 MB)
Cayo Agua Keys Marine Zones
Cayo Agua Keys WMA
(PDF, 498 KB)
Cheeca Rocks Marine Zones
Cheeca Rocks SPA
(PDF, 1.43 MB)
Coffin's Patch Marine Zones
Coffin's Patch SPA
(PDF, 1.41 MB)
Conch Reef Marine Zones
Conch Reef SPA/
Conch Reef Research Only

(PDF, 1.41 MB)

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Cotton Key and Snake Creek WMAs
Cotton Key and Snake Creek WMAs
(PDF, 738 KB)
Cottrell Key, Little Mullet Key and Big Mulley Key Marine Zones
Cottrell Key, Luttle Mullet Key and
Big Mulley Key WMAs

(PDF, 516 KB)
Crocodile Lake WMA
Crocodile Lake WMA
(PDF, 831 KB)
Davis Reef Marine Zones
Davis Reef SPA
(PDF, 1.41 MB)
Cottrell Key, Little Mullet Key and Big Mulley Key Marine Zones
East Harbor Key and Lower Harbor Key WMAs
(PDF, 591 KB)
Eastern Dry Rocks Marine Zones
Eastern Dry Rocks SPA (PDF, 1.48 MB)
Eastern Lake Surprise WMA
Eastern Lake Surprise WMA
(PDF, 518 KB)
Eastern Sambo ER
West Content Keys and Little Crane Key WMAs
(PDF, 547 KB)

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Elbow Reef Marine Zones
Elbow Reef SPA
(PDF, 1.45 MB)
French Reef Marine Zones
French Reef SPA
(PDF, 1.43 MB)
Grecian Rocks Marine Zones
Grecian Rocks SPA
(PDF, 1.42 MB)
Hen and Chickens Marine Zones
Hen and Chickens SPA
(PDF, 1.43 MB)
Horseshoe Key WMA
Horseshoe Key WMA
(PDF, 498 KB)
Key Largo Dry Rocks Marine Zones
Key Largo Dry Rocks SPA
(PDF, 1.41 MB)
Looe Key Marine Zones
Looe Key SPA, Looe Key Research Only,
Looe Key Existing Management Area

(PDF, 1.42 MB)
Marquesas Keys WMAs
Marquesas Keys WMAs
(PDF, 593 KB)

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Molasses Reef Marine Zones
Molasses Reef SPA
(PDF, 1.44 MB)
Mud Keys WMA
Mud Keys WMA
(PDF, 628 KB)
Newfound Harbor Marine Zones
Newfound Harbor SPA
(PDF, 1.41 MB)
Pelican Shoal WMA
Pelican Shoal WMA
(PDF, 477 KB)
Rock Key Marine Zones
Rock Key SPA (PDF, 447 KB)
Rodriguez, Dove, and Tavernier Keys WMAs
Rodriguez Key, Dove Key, and
Tavernier Key WMAs

(PDF, 776 KB)
Sand Key Marine Zones
Sand Key SPA (PDF, 1.4 MB)
Sawyer Keys WMAs
Sawyer Keys WMA
(PDF, 522 KB)

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Spipe Keys Keys WMA
Snipe Keys WMA
(PDF, 750 KB)
Sombrero Key Marine Zones
Sombrero Key SPA
(PDF, 1.42 MB)
Tennessee Reef ER
Tennessee Reef
(PDF, 1.42 MB)
Tidal Flat South of Marvin Key WMAs
Tidal Flat South of Marvin Key WMA
(PDF, 547 KB)
Tortugas ER (North and South)
Tortugas ER (North and South)
(PDF, 552 KB)
Upper Harbor Key and East Content Keys WMA
Upper Harbor Key and East Content Keys WMAs
(PDF, 552 KB)
West Content Keys and Little Crane Key WMAs
West Content Keys and Little Crane Key WMAs
(PDF, 547 KB)
Western Sambo Ecological Reserve Marine Zones
Western Sambo Ecological Reserve
(PDF, 1.43 MB)

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If you are out snorkeling, diving, fishing, paddling, or boating and see anything that may be unusual or out of the ordinary (including lionfish) in the waters around the Keys , please record the location, date, and time, and contact the Marine Ecosystem Event Response and Assessment (MEERA) project. They can be reached by phone (305-395-8730), e-mail, or online.

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