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Underwater art, birding fest offer different looks at Florida Keys

Underwater art, birding fest offer different looks at Florida Keys

Whether by sea or by air, there are plenty of natural diversions in coming months in the Florida Keys. Let's start in the water, where an underwater art exhibit has debuted on a former Air Force missile-tracking ship sunk as an artificial reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary seven miles south of Key West. Austrian art photographer Andreas Franke is exhibiting a dozen digitally composited images on the Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, scuttled in May 2009. The 4-by-5-foot photographs stretch along some 200 linear feet of the starboard side of the Vandenberg's weather deck, 93 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. One picture depicts a girl with a butterfly net...

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