Sanctuary reefs are being bolstered by the efforts of some very special volunteers this summer. Divers with the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge and SCUBAnauts International joined scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory in July to help tend corals in an underwater nursery as part of an ongoing reef restoration effort. The Mote Marine Laboratory coral nursery […]
U.S. military veterans in a support group called the Combat Wounded Veteran’s Challenge are taking part in outdoor challenges, such as coral transplants to save dying reefs. NBC’s Mark Potter reports.
By Howard Altman | Tampa Tribune Shortly before 10 a.m., on the dock outside Mote Marine Laboratory, dozens of divers prepare for an underwater mission that will meld science with the triumph of the human spirit. As gear and food and ice are stowed aboard the small flotilla of waiting boats on a sweltering Monday […]
On January 21, 2013, a group of 14 Combat Wounded and Injured military veterans and their support staff embarked on a courageous and inspirational expedition to summit the highest mountain on the African Continent, Mount Kilimanjaro. Their objective: to find medical solutions to further improve the science impacting the advancement of their prosthetics, Post Traumatic […]
Some Pinellas County wounded veterans are all missing limbs or battling traumatic brain injuries but that didn’t stop them from climbing a mountain for the sake of inspiration and research. Climbing up Africa’s highest peak is an incredible challenge for anyone but retired staff Sgt. Pete Quintanilla took on Mount Kilimanjaro as an amputee. Quintanilla […]
As reported by Howard Altman, Tampa Tribune Dan Swank lies down on a big ottoman in the living room of a waterfront estate and rolls up his pants. “I’m nervous,” he says as a St. Petersburg College graduate student measures the stump of his right leg. “Wicked nervous.” Nine years ago, an insurgent in Afghanistan […]
SCUBAnauts International (SNI) youth working together with Combat Wounded Veterans Challenge (CWVC) on MOTE Marine Laboratory coral restoration projects. SNI youth and CWVC groups helped MOTE make more than 600 new colonies over a two-day period, the largest propagation effort in the 5-year history of their project. This project was supported by the the tireless […]