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NC Nauts Spring Break, New Partnerships, Lionfish Removal, and Coral Restoration in Aruba

Over spring break, eight SCUBAnauts partnered with six youth from Aruba’s ScubbleBubbles to collaborate on international coral restoration and lionfish removal efforts for the first time!

Nauts Earn Sea Turtle Specialty Certification

Just like divers, the turtles who need this procedure start with a lot of weight and then get less and less to only have what they need. We also got to see a bunch of four-day old turtles and learned that only one in ten thousand actually survive to reproductive age.

Coral Outplanting in Morehead City – Weather and COVID Plan B:

Faced with weather challenges two years in a row, plus COVID19, North Carolina Nauts persevered to outplant coral in Morehead City this summer.

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150 Lifetime Dives During Corona-cation

Many events have been cancelled due to corona virus, but that didn’t stop Diana from completing her 150th lifetime dive and finding things to celebrate in Jupiter, FL on our summer mission!

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Our New Friend Jenny (The Tiger Shark)

Overall, today was one of my favorite days of diving ever. Getting to be in the presence of such beautiful animals is unlike anything else, and I hope to do it again soon. My favorite part of the day was the sharks were swimming right in front of us.

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Diving the Flower Garden Banks NMS

Diving the Flower Garden Banks NMS

Our Science Dive Profile For the final summer trip of 2019, five other senior nauts and I had the chance to go diving in the Texas Flower Garden Banks off of a Liveaboard for three days. The Flower Garden Banks...

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...

Honduras — Day (and Night!) Four

Honduras — Day (and Night!) Four

Another Breakfast in Paradise On the fourth day of the trip to Honduras, it truly became ironic how the name of the islands directly opposed the paradise they actually where. I woke up to rolling waves and a...

Honduras-Day Three

Honduras-Day Three

Balancing Ten Things On Cayos Cochinos we wake up in the morning to the chirping of birds, lapping of waves, and tanks clanging in preparation for the morning dives. This morning we continued our research dives at Steering Wheel key. The fish surveying team comprised...

Honduras-Day Two

Honduras-Day Two

Train of Thought Interrupted At 6:30 I woke up; silently I listened to tropical birds and stared at the mosquito net that was spread above my bed, wondering why I, of all the people in the world, got to be in this magnificent place. Eventually, my roommates’ nagging...

Honduras-Day One

Honduras-Day One

Honduras: Not a Quick Stop Our trip to Cayos Cochinos, Honduras, began early in the morning with a 4-hour drive to the Miami airport. We had two groups meeting there, one coming from Tampa, the other from Key...

Nav Challenge: Setting Goals

Nav Challenge: Setting Goals

  Annual Navigation Challenge In our annual navigation challenge, we are geared up to dive and paired with a member of Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge. Once buddy teams are established and we practice some navigation on land, we practice again in the pool. After...