Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Spencer Slate, garbed as Santa Claus, scuba dives in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, off Islamorada, Fla. Each year, Slate dons the costume to provide underwater holiday photo opportunities for his dive shop customers as a fundraiser to sponsor Christmas gifts for a local children's charity.  (Frazier Nivens/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)


Scuba Diving Santa Submerges In Florida Keys Sanctuary

A Florida Keys version of Santa Claus ditched the sleigh and instead took to the sea.

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The hands of Wayne Cline cradle his winning seahorse entry created during the Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key Largo, Fla. Cline was among a group of divers who submerged 30 feet beneath the surface about six miles off Key Largo to carve jack-o-lanterns during the contest organized by the Amoray Dive Resort. (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Spirit Of Halloween Comes Alive At Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest

A crafty group of divers submerged 30 feet beneath the surface in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to carve jack-o-lanterns during the annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving contest Sunday off Key Largo.

10/20/2014

Pennekamp Anniversary

FIU, NOAA Partner To Manage Keys Marine Sanctuary

Florida International University is partnering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to help manage the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

10/04/2014

Keys Aquarium Encounters

Keys Aquarium Offers Up Close Encounters With Marine Wildlife

A newly opened aquarium in Marathon is offering visitors the chance to immerse themselves, touch, feel and feed marine wildlife.

08/30/2014

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

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

Aquarius Reef Base (Source: CBS4)

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

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