A shrimp boats runs for port somewhere along Florida’s lower keys. Mean looking thunderstorms build over the Florida Straits, that sliver of water that separates Florida from Cuba and connects the Gulf of Mexico with the Atlantic. The strait is over six thousand feet deep in some areas and some three hundred miles long. Because it serves as both a conduit and barrier it is known for its biodiversity. Predatory fish, the top of the marine life food chain, roam these waters. The elusive white marlin, blue marlin, and other bill fish make their living here, not to mention a potpourri of sharks. Hemingway’s Santiago, in “Old Man and the Sea,” fished these waters.