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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Divers complete deploying a huge American flag Friday, July 4, 2014, on the Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, a former military troop transport and missile-tracking ship scuttled more than five years ago off Key West, Fla., in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary as an artificial reef. The 30- by 40-foot flag, formerly flew at a Morris, Illinois, memorial park for Sept. 11, 2001, New York City terrorists' attack victims. But the flag was scheduled for retirement after being badly tattered by weather. It was to be retired after being tattered by weather, but  Morris attorney Scott Belt conceived the idea of mending the flag and unfurling it on the Vandenberg.  (Joe Berg/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Divers Deploy 9/11 Memorial Flag on Key West Shipwreck

Divers in the Florida Keys decided to honor their country on July 4th by attaching a 9/11 memorial flag to a historic shipwreck.

07/05/2014

Aquarius Reef Base (Source: CBS4)

Fabien Cousteau’s ‘Mission 31′ Enters 2nd Half

The grandson of famed underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau is entering the second half of his 31-day underwater living experiment in the Florida Keys.

CBS Miami–06/16/2014

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Cousteau’s Mission In Underwater Keys Lab Set To Start Sunday

After delays caused by the partial government shutdown in 2013, the grandson of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau is about to spend 31 days at an underwater research laboratory in the Florida Keys.

CBS Miami–06/01/2014

(Source: Florida Keys News Bureau)

Easter Bunny Shows Off His Scuba Diving Skills Off The Keys

Easter egg hunts, in the trees or around the house, have their challenges, yet imagine searching for eggs on the ocean floor.

04/18/2014

Aquarius Reef Base (Source: CBS4)

Cousteau’s Mission In Underwater Keys Lab Set To Start June 1st

After being delayed due to the October partial government shutdown, the grandson of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau is once again preparing to spend 31 days at an underwater research laboratory in the Florida Keys.

04/14/2014

Aquarius Reef Base (Source: CBS4)

Cousteau’s Mission In Underwater Keys Lab Postponed

The partial government shutdown may be over but it’s still causing delays especially for the grandson of ocean exploration pioneer Jacques Cousteau who planned to spend a month in an underwater research lab in the Florida Keys.

CBS Miami–10/29/2013

(Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Divers Carve Out Halloween Favorite

A weekend Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest attracted 30 entrants in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

10/20/2013

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2 Keys Marine Dealers Guilty In Illegal Marine Life Scheme

Two Keys marine dealers pleaded guilty Wednesday for conspiring to harvest and transport marine life.

09/26/2013

Aquarius Reef Base (Source: CBS4)

Cousteau To Spend A Month In Underwater Keys Lab

In order to conduct research on the underwater effects of climate, the grandson of ocean exploration pioneer Jacques Cousteau plans to spend a month in an underwater research lab in the Keys.

CBS4–06/17/2013

Spencer Slate, right, costumed as a scuba diving Easter bunny, hands a hard-boiled egg to Quinn Vanischak Sunday, March 31, 2013, during an Underwater Easter Egg hunt in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key Largo. (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Easter Egg Hunt Under Sea Off Key Largo

If it’s Easter and you’re in Key Largo, there’s only one way to do your traditional egg hunt. Underwater!

03/31/2013

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