Date: Sun, 31 May 1998 17:32:14 -0400
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From: mark <ferreter@GATE.NET>
Subject: Re: Florida Keys
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>I am planning a one week trip to thekeys in June. Plan to rent a small boat
>both Marathon and Sunshine Key, or is it Missouri Key? Please, if anyone
>what direction to head, please advise. Gulf side or Atlantic side. Looking
>tritons, conchs (not the pink ones, of cource) pectins, cones and cowris.
>Thank you for any help yopu can offer. Its a big lot of water if you don't
>know where to look.
>definatly the "Atlantic side". the old bridge near the south end of
missouri key is a good hard pan enviorment and many nice specimens could be
found by the patient sheller, i personally found my first live cypraea
there; 80 mm Cypraea cervus . BEWARE though , two friends of mine were
harassed by a 7 ft. bull shark there, this wasn't the first report of this
shark i have heard and it might be "it's" teretory. i didn't see the shark
on my visit but my firends are pretty reliable. just north, on the Atlantic
side. of the overseas hwy is a small set of long channels that snake out
into the sea grasses like snakes . there are nice specimens to be found in