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Key Largo, Florida

Key Largo is an island in the upper Florida Keys archipelago, and it is the longest portion of the Keys, measuring 33 miles (53 kilometers). It is the northernmost of the Florida Keys in Monroe County, as well as the northernmost of the Keys linked by U.S. Highway 1. (The Overseas Highway). Key Largo has three census-designated places: North Key Largo at the Card Sound Bridge, Key Largo eight or nine miles from the island's southern end, and Tavernier at the island's southern end. The three towns had a total population of 13,850 people in 2010. Key Largo does not have an established municipality; hence it is controlled at the county level by Monroe County.

The majority of the sand on Key West's beaches is not natural but was imported from the Caribbean. The Florida Keys feature the most nesting sea turtles in the United States. The Florida Keys are well-known as the world's best sport fishing destination. The Queen Conch, on the other hand, is a protected species, and capturing it is illegal. Since 1981, more than 23 artificial reefs have been formed in the seas off the Keys, the majority of them have resulted from shipwrecks! For example, in 2002, the Spiegal Grove, a 34-year-old US Navy landing ship, was intentionally sunk near Key Largo to build an artificial coral reef. The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, by the way, is the only national marine sanctuary with permitted artificial reefs.

Key Largo is a popular tourist destination that promotes itself as "Diving Capital of the World," owing to the living coral reef a few miles offshore, which attracts multitudes of scuba divers and sport-fishing enthusiasts. Because of its closeness to the Everglades, Key Largo is a popular destination for kayakers and ecotourists. Carl G. Fisher, an automotive and highway pioneer and Miami Beach developer, developed the Caribbean Club as his final project in 1938. Key Largo is located between Everglades National Park to the northwest and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park to the east, the country's first underwater park, which preserves a portion of the Florida Reef, the only live coral barrier reef in the mainland United States.

The substrate of the island is recognized as Key Largo limestone, and fossilized corals and smooth, deteriorated limestone "caprock" may be found at the surface in a variety of spots. Solution holes, which are pockets of acidic rainwater dissolved in the limestone, generate shallow depressions on the soil. The island's natural coastline is mostly rocky. The beach and near-shore soil are a slick, gray, limestone-based clay known as "marl." The island has no natural sand beaches. In the interior, degraded vegetation creates a rich, acidic humus soil up to six inches deep, covered by "leaf litter." A varied flora of herbaceous plants, woody shrubs, and hardwood trees grows in the soil.

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