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Coral Restoration in North Carolina

Coral Restoration: Not the Same All Over Coral restoration in the Carolinas has not taken off quite as rapidly as the mainstream coral restoration movement in Florida and the Bahamas. This could be based on...

Moody Gardens Aquarium

Behind (and Under) the Scenes Moody Gardens is an amazing aquarium in Galveston, Texas. SCUBAnauts International was given the opportunity to have a behind-the-scenes tour in their facility, and along the way was immersed in a whole different world of diving. Diving...

Neutral Buoyancy Lab: The Stuff Astronauts are Made Of

Neutral Buoyancy Lab Backstage Pass On August 8th, while in Texas for the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary dive trip, SCUBAnauts International experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit...

SCUBAnaut, All Grown Up

    From New SCUBAnaut to Senior I am a senior SCUBAnaut who went on the summer trip to the Texas Flower Gardens. This trip was also probably my last trip and dives with the program as I am aging out of it and am moving up to Gainesville for college at the...

Lionfish Removal Survey at FGBNMS

Lionfish Are the Science of the Week Science is an important part of any SCUBAnauts International trip, but it was an especially integral part of the trip to the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary...

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Flower Garden Banks: Sleeping at Sea

Flower Garden Banks: Sleeping at Sea

The Last of Five Summer Trips SCUBAnauts have been busy this summer. We conducted research in the Florida Keys,  Honduras, North Carolina, and advocated for our oceans in Washington, D.C.  For the fifth and final summer trip of 2019, five other SCUBAnauts and I flew...

Night Dive in North Carolina

North Carolina Night (Morning?) Dive Tired. That’s what we were when we climbed into the van to head to Radio Island Rock Jetty in Beaufort, North Carolina at 12:20 a.m. This might sound like a crazy plan, but Mother Nature made this choice for us. Beaufort North...

Honduras–Day Five

Honduras–Day Five

Preparing to Collect and Replant Staghorn Coral This morning was our final day of diving. Before setting off, we were treated to a delicious breakfast of eggs, pancakes, bacon, and pineapple.  Then we...