GULF OF MEXICO — Mote Marine Laboratory joined forces Monday with members of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge and SCUBAnauts International in an underwater mission to restore Florida’s reef. More than 50 divers planted some 250 fragments of staghorn coral in Mote’s special restoration site near Looe Key. This year marks the fourth year the […]
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Mike Waugh Chapter Dive Safety Officer – NAUI/DAN/AAUS Tarpon Springs Chapter of SCUBAnauts Our group’s ability to plant coral on Hero’s Reef, which will have a lasting impact on the planet, had a huge effect on me. We were not just talking about doing something for the environment, we were actually doing it, with an […]
By William “Bill” Congleton The Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge tested me physically, mentally and emotionally. I was fortunate enough to bring my son on this trip. I wanted my son to see what teamwork and comaraderie is all about, and that there are other combat wounded veterans who are out living their life to the […]
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.
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 […]