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First Dive Blog

This was the first dive of the season on the boat Moonshine. This was also my first saltwater dive because my checkout dives for getting certified were during a red tide and rough winds. The purpose of these dives was to do coral counts with something similar to a trundle wheel. We had to lay […]

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SCUBAnauts Advance!

At our SCUBAnauts International regional meeting today, we were lucky enough to add a new SCUBAnaut to the rank of Master Naut. Shaian B. presented her Masternaut project detailing the effect of plankton abundance on fish populations in an area. She studied samples of plankton from different seasons and different reefs, painstakingly counting the miniscule plankton […]

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An Annual Tradition

Shannon S. — Senior SCUBAnaut Second Class  — AAUS D-30 They called me “The Ringer.” I hadn’t a clue how I stumbled upon that nickname because I had never split the dive sign before. In fact, for the past three years I wasn’t even close to hitting the sign straight on. Yet, this was my last summer […]

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Summary of Our Summer Trip

19 SCUBAnauts and 9 adult leaders were in the Florida Keys for our annual summer trip with Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium and Combat Wounded Veterans’ Challenge. Below are updates, including daily posts from our nauts themselves!   7/17 Today, members of SCUBAnauts International practiced effectively using dive skills and buoyancy control to prepare for out-planting corals from Mote […]

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