Middle Torch Key

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Middle Torch Key is an island in the lower Florida Keys.[1]

It is located between Ramrod Key and Little Torch Key.

The southernmost tip of the key is on U.S. 1 (or the Overseas Highway), at approximately mile marker 28.

Like the other Torch Keys, it was probably named for the native Torchwood tree.

Flora and fauna[edit]

The Florida Keys mole skink has been seen on Middle Torch Key and other Florida Keys, although it is rarely seen.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Young, C. Cruising the Florida Keys: 2nd Edition. Pelican Publishing. p. 450. ISBN 978-1-4556-0320-6. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  2. ^ Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Comprehensive Management Plan, Monroe County: Environmental Impact Statement. Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Comprehensive Management Plan, Monroe County: Environmental Impact Statement. 1996. p. 58. Retrieved September 7, 2017.

Coordinates: 24°41′06″N 81°24′29″W / 24.684886°N 81.40794°W / 24.684886; -81.40794