Coral Collaboration – Scientists, students and veterans join forces

Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium has hosted its annual Staghorn Restoration Project with SCUBAnauts International and the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge (CWVC) since 2010. Mote researchers research...

‘TROUBLED WATERS’

WLRN’s new documentary “Troubled Waters: Turtle’s Tale” explores the impact of human behavior on our environment — as seen through the lens of one of the Keys’...

Study reveals key contributor to coral health problem

Environmental stressors like warming water temperatures are contributing to massive coral death, scientists say. But a recent study with three decades of data collected from Looe Key...

Positive Report Overall of Two-Day Event

The 2019 mini-season was more peaceful and less destructive than some years past, according to Officer Bobby Dube of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Dube...

Certification through Sea Base a memorable experience

It’s 7:45 a.m. on a Thursday at the Florida Sea Base in Lower Matecumbe Key. Boy Scout packs from around the U.S. line up in front of...

Learning to Dive Part III – Look Ma, No Hands

My dive instructor, John Brazau, certainly has a way with words. Presenting my dive certification, he said, “That’s your idiot card.” My understanding is that the dive...

Learning to Dive Part I

Living in the Florida Keys, getting one’s diving certification seems like a no-brainer. There are year-round opportunities to get out on — and under — the water,...

Ocean-Friendly Fishing and Lobstering

Mini Lobster Season (and heck, any good day on a fishing boat) can bring out the enthusiastic, and careless, kid in us. But safe practices mean a...

Taking Style to the Seas

If you’re anything like me, there’s a struggle between what will be most comfortable on a boat — my worn Speedo, flip-flops, a big T-shirt and a...

Learning to Dive Part II

If you missed the last, information-soaked installment of “Learning to Dive,” in short, I learned a lot about depth and time and was humbled by the rigor...