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Nauts Share Florida Viewpoints on Capitol Hill

I chose to talk about the wetlands, vertical oyster gardens (VOG’s), and coral restoration. The reason I chose those topics is because Darren Soto is really focused on keeping Florida beautiful, and a big contributor to Florida’s beauty is our waters. So, I chose the topics that will help protect Florida’s waters. 

When the weather gives you lemons…

When the weather gives you lemons...you work with coral at Mote! The past three days, five SCUBAnauts from different chapters in Florida embarked on a mission to assist Audrey B. on her Masternaut project. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had a different plan for us and...

Myrtle Beach Sherman Wreck Dives

Each dive SCUBAnauts conducts has a research or education mission. Recently, some members from the Savannah Chapter took a trip up to Myrtle Beach to dive the Sherman Wreck and practice archeology techniques as well as fish identification.

A Workout to Benefit the Ocean

Getting duckbill anchors 3ft into the sand is no easy feat and typically takes Mote’s team several days to complete small numbers. Enter… SCUBAnauts like Braydan K. from the Sarasota Chapter. This was Braydan’s first mission wtih SCUBAnauts. See what he has to say about his time in Mote’s field nurseries.

Coral Trees from the Anchor Up

SCUBAnauts has been diving in Key Largo for the past week. The Nauts and I have been given the opportunity to swim in coral reefs, see some snazzy sea creatures, and work with Mote Marine Laboratory and a few of their marine biologists. On Wednesday our day started at...

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Nauts Share Florida Viewpoints on Capitol Hill

Nauts Share Florida Viewpoints on Capitol Hill

I chose to talk about the wetlands, vertical oyster gardens (VOG’s), and coral restoration. The reason I chose those topics is because Darren Soto is really focused on keeping Florida beautiful, and a big contributor to Florida’s beauty is our waters. So, I chose the topics that will help protect Florida’s waters. 

When the weather gives you lemons…

When the weather gives you lemons…

When the weather gives you lemons...you work with coral at Mote! The past three days, five SCUBAnauts from different chapters in Florida embarked on a mission to assist Audrey B. on her Masternaut project. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had a different plan for us and...

Myrtle Beach Sherman Wreck Dives

Myrtle Beach Sherman Wreck Dives

Each dive SCUBAnauts conducts has a research or education mission. Recently, some members from the Savannah Chapter took a trip up to Myrtle Beach to dive the Sherman Wreck and practice archeology techniques as well as fish identification.

A Workout to Benefit the Ocean

A Workout to Benefit the Ocean

Getting duckbill anchors 3ft into the sand is no easy feat and typically takes Mote’s team several days to complete small numbers. Enter… SCUBAnauts like Braydan K. from the Sarasota Chapter. This was Braydan’s first mission wtih SCUBAnauts. See what he has to say about his time in Mote’s field nurseries.

Coral Trees from the Anchor Up

Coral Trees from the Anchor Up

SCUBAnauts has been diving in Key Largo for the past week. The Nauts and I have been given the opportunity to swim in coral reefs, see some snazzy sea creatures, and work with Mote Marine Laboratory and a few of their marine biologists. On Wednesday our day started at...

Coral Restoration Begins on Land

Coral Restoration Begins on Land

It was honestly a great experience to see the process on how MOTE outplants coral onto the reef. It certainly is a long process but is worth every second of it. Using all the tools really showed how much of a great experience working with MOTE is. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to do something like this. It definitely was a messy process from cleaning snail poop to working with concrete. After all this land work, the nauts are definitely prepared for tomorrow in the water!

Photogrammetry Is A Team Sport

Photogrammetry Is A Team Sport

Hello, my name is Garrett and I was the photogrammetry lead on the March Keys trip with Mote Marine Lab. I am from the Crystal River Chapter and am still a Naut-in-training. I have been in SCUBAnauts for a little over a year now. The March Keys trip offered a...

Coral Outplanting and Image Capturing

Coral Outplanting and Image Capturing

Sunday, October 23, was the third day of our adventurous Keys trip. This was the day we finally got to start diving! We woke up, got ready and left for Captain Hooks, which is the dive shop that we partner with. The first three dives on Sunday, our goal was to...

Scholarship Program in Action

Scholarship Program in Action

This past year has been a phenomenal experience in the organization, and I feel honored to be a member.  The scholarship program provided me with most of the gear, and all of the training I need. I’ve felt overwhelmed at times, but that’s just because I’m still new to this whole diving thing. Overall I would say that SCUBAnauts has had a phenomenal impact on my life, and I can’t wait to continue my journey.