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Crazy Long, Crazy Fun Days of Science

by Markus B., SCUBAnaut 1st Class Our third day in the Keys at Mote Marine Laboratory, Wednesday, began with a slow start to the morning–most of us still tired from last night’s dives, but we were still fed, prepared to dive, and in the classroom at 8:15 for the day’s briefing, followed by a short […]

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Science Begins for SCUBAnauts on Second 2018 Trip to the Florida Keys

by Cameron, Naut-in-Training   Today marks our first dives of the SCUBAnauts International second summer trip to the Florida Keys! We started with reviewing our basic skills, (mask clearing, buddy breathing, and so on) and then moved on to practicing fish identification and coral identification. On our next three dives, we worked out the kinks […]

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Nauts use a quadrat and underwater paper to record the presence of two snail species (or in this case--the lack thereof)!

SCUBAnauts Scour Alexander Springs for Apple Snails – Score for Science!

by Vivian F., Chelsea D, and introducing new Naut, Zane S.! Alexander Springs is a spring system connected to the Florida Aquifer. Water from the aquifer finds its way through natural openings in the ground. This was the site of our dive on December 30th. Our dive was 74 degrees Fahrenheit. The only noticeable current was […]

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