Coral Reef

Retired Army Sgt. First Class Billy Costello, center, who lost his right leg while stationed in Afghanistan, dives with the use of a prosthetic to help transplant coral Monday, July 28, 2014, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Big Pine Key, Fla. 
(Source: Joe Berg/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Vets, Teens Transplant Corals In Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary

A dozen wounded veterans are wrapping up several days of diving in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Tuesday to help transplant corals on a special section of the reef set aside as a remembrance area for fallen American service personnel.

07/29/2014

(Source: Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center)

NSU Students Start Crowdsourcing Project To Fund New Coral Reef Nurseries

ova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center has launched a crowdsourcing campaign to raise money to expand its coral reef restoration project.

06/19/2014

Scuba diver on coral reef. (Source: CBS4)

Corals Collected From Shipping Channel Off Miami

Divers are collecting corals from a shipping channel off Port Miami in an effort to save them. Plans call for the channel to be deepened to accommodate much bigger ships that soon will pass through a widened Panama Canal.

06/02/2014

US President Barack Obama jokingly shakes hands with First Lady Michelle Obama as he arrives to speaks after visiting a classroom at Coral Reef High School in Miami, Florida on March 7, 2014. (Source: ANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Teacher Says Anti-Obama Views Got Him Banned From Attending Speech

When President Barack Obama appeared at Coral Reef High School, he was met with applause and cheers. But at least one Coral Reef Senior High teacher said his dislike of Obama kept him from attending the president’s speech.

CBS Miami–03/12/2014

Spencer Slates watches a coral head off Key Largo in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary releases gametes late Monday, Aug. 27, 2013, during an annual ritual called coral spawning that provides coral reefs the opportunity to reproduce. Photo by Frazier Nivens, Florida Keys News Bureau.

Keys’ Divers Witness “Sex On The Reef” Phenomenon

Divers in the Florida Keys have become subsea voyeurs of sort, witnessing a fascinating yet fragile annual reproductive phenomenon on coral reefs.

CBS4–08/27/2013

(Source: AP)

Electrified Coral Reef Seeks To Boost Marine Conservation

A solar-powered, electrified coral reef experiment aims to help marine conservation.

CBS Miami–08/11/2012

(Source: AP)

Lawmakers Venture To Keys Undersea Lab

A group of South Florida lawmakers put on their wetsuits Saturday and dove down under in the Keys to raise awareness about the future of Aquarius.

CBS4–07/21/2012

(Source: AP)

Budget Cuts Threaten To Close Undersea Keys Lab

The last publicly-funded undersea research lab to closely monitor a coral reef may be closing.

CBS Miami–07/20/2012

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Divers, Snorkelers Flock To Keys For Underwater Music Festival

You listen to it in your car, on your phone and while you exercise. On Saturday, a few people in the Keys even listened to music underwater.

CBS Miami–07/14/2012

(Source: AP)

Nova’s New Coral Reef Research Center To Open This Fall

Just off Florida’s shore lies one of its greatest resources – a living coral reef. This fall, Nova Southeastern University is set to open a new coral reef research center at Port Everglades.

CBS4–07/09/2012

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