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Coral Restoration, BINGO and Night Dives

On Thursday we were in a MOTE coral nursery, restoring and helping staghorn coral. We did this by splitting into 2-3 groups and worked on coral trees made of PVC pipe. When corals are in a high density, the spread of disease is more efficient, just as it is with human...

Diving at USC Wrigley Institute

SCUBAnauts spent two days diving at USC Wrigley Institute to learn about Southern California’s marine ecosystems and survey methods.

Four Dives at Casino Point

This next dive we laid down three 15-meter transect lines right through the kelp forest. Our goal was to divide into three buddy pairs and do three types of surveys each on these lines. These three surveys consisted of an invert survey, which we counted all species of invertebrates on and two meters around the transect, an algae survey…

Hips Don’t Lie – Land Lubbers Have Fun Too

The first week of June, ten SCUBAnauts traveled to the Florida Keys for a week of diving. This was a special trip, because none of the nauts had been on a summer mission before, and they were scheduled to undertake 24 dives in just 7 days! Each team was responsible for developing and executing a science project with some dives to support our coral restoration partners sprinkled in the middle. See what Crystal River naut Lena has to say about the first three days. It’s not just about the diving!

Capitol Hill Ocean Week Returns

Each year, SCUBAnauts attempts to fly up to Washington D.C. to take part in Capitol Hill Oceans Week (CHOW). Unfortunately, due to the Corona Virus, the last two years for CHOW have been a virtual event. This year, however, the event was in-person. We arrived on...

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Coral Restoration, BINGO and Night Dives

Coral Restoration, BINGO and Night Dives

On Thursday we were in a MOTE coral nursery, restoring and helping staghorn coral. We did this by splitting into 2-3 groups and worked on coral trees made of PVC pipe. When corals are in a high density, the spread of disease is more efficient, just as it is with human...

Diving at USC Wrigley Institute

Diving at USC Wrigley Institute

SCUBAnauts spent two days diving at USC Wrigley Institute to learn about Southern California’s marine ecosystems and survey methods.

Four Dives at Casino Point

Four Dives at Casino Point

This next dive we laid down three 15-meter transect lines right through the kelp forest. Our goal was to divide into three buddy pairs and do three types of surveys each on these lines. These three surveys consisted of an invert survey, which we counted all species of invertebrates on and two meters around the transect, an algae survey…

Hips Don’t Lie – Land Lubbers Have Fun Too

Hips Don’t Lie – Land Lubbers Have Fun Too

The first week of June, ten SCUBAnauts traveled to the Florida Keys for a week of diving. This was a special trip, because none of the nauts had been on a summer mission before, and they were scheduled to undertake 24 dives in just 7 days! Each team was responsible for developing and executing a science project with some dives to support our coral restoration partners sprinkled in the middle. See what Crystal River naut Lena has to say about the first three days. It’s not just about the diving!

Capitol Hill Ocean Week Returns

Capitol Hill Ocean Week Returns

Each year, SCUBAnauts attempts to fly up to Washington D.C. to take part in Capitol Hill Oceans Week (CHOW). Unfortunately, due to the Corona Virus, the last two years for CHOW have been a virtual event. This year, however, the event was in-person. We arrived on...

Environmental Hearings and Politics

Environmental Hearings and Politics

My favorite part of the trip, however, was sitting in on a hearing of an environmental committee in congress. As an individual who is interested in a career in politics, the debate was extremely interesting. It was fascinating to see how the vastly different agendas of the Republican and Democratic parties interacted on environmental issues.

The World Below the Rig

The World Below the Rig

When I woke up the morning of the oil rig dive, I wasn’t expecting much. It’s an oil rig, not a reef, it should be pretty dead under the waves right? Wrong. Soon after my giant stride into the water, I was shocked to see the vast expanse beneath me. This was my first...

Paddling, Kayaking, and Saving Corals

Paddling, Kayaking, and Saving Corals

In November, a group of ten nauts traveled from around Florida to Summerland Key for four days of diving-- or at least of adventures! For our first day in the Keys, we spent the morning studying organism identifications. We were divided into two groups, one group did...