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Phillipe Cousteau, grandson of famed oceanographer Jaques Cousteau and chairman of EarthEcho, testifies before the House Committee on Natural Resources about the Environmental and Commercial Perspectives on Offshore Drilling on February 11, 2009 in Washington, DC.   AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Another Cousteau Conducting Ocean Research In Fla.

South Florida marine enthusiasts and fans of ocean exploration pioneer Jacques Cousteau should be on the lookout for his grandson’s visit.

09/16/2014

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Top Spots To Snorkel For Free

Some of the best spots to go snorkeling are the Pompano Beach Dropoff, Vista Park Reef, Hollywood North Beach Park, Crandon Park and the Yankee Clipper Rocks.

CBS4–08/26/2014

Scuba diver on coral reef. (Source: CBS4)

‘Street View’ Goes Under The Sea In The Florida Keys

Much like “street view” mapping—which is available for pretty much every street throughout the country—scientists are working on bringing views of underwater wonders to a computer or smartphone screen near you.

08/13/2014

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: AP)

Volunteer Divers Needed To Restore Coral Reefs

Volunteer divers can now learn how to help restore the ecosystem by cleaning and preparing new coral for planting in the Florida Keys.

CBS Miami–06/03/2013

A secret garden is hidden beneath the waters of Government Cut. (CBS4)

Secret Garden Flourishing In The Waters Off Government Cut

You’d probably never give it any thought if you passed by in a boat where Government Cut meets the ocean.

CBS4–04/10/2013

(Source: AP)

Stimulus Money Stimulates Florida’s Coral Reef Restoration

Federal stimulus money is being used to help stimulate the growth of coral reef along Florida shores in a massive restoration effort.

CBS4–06/02/2012

Katherine Wieland snorkels by the the "Christ of the Abyss" statue, an underwater icon for John Pennekamp Coral Reef State park, off Key Largo, Fla. Named after a former Miami newspaper editor, Pennekamp is the nation's first underwater preserve and is to celebrate its 50th anniversary Dec. 10, 2010. (Photo by Stephen Frink/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Celebrations Over for 50th Anniversary Of Underwater Preserve

The 50-year anniversary of America’s first underwater preserve wound up festivities Saturday with formal ceremonies and an environmental expo at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

CBS4–12/11/2010

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