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    Get a preserved glimpse of the past by diving Keys wrecks

    As I pull myself down the mooring line the ghost-like image of the smoke stack of a large ship appears below. The only sound I hear is my Darth Vader sound breathing. 

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    Unnatural selection has consequences

    Recently, on one of those flat, no-wind-no-current days, we dove the Bibb. We never dive the Bibb when there is any significant current since the wreck lies on its side.  

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    Carysfort next target in coral restoration project

    Jack Curlett, president of the Ocean Reef Conservation Association, says he hears a common reply from longtime Upper Keys residents when divers and snorkelers comment on how beautiful the reef is: "You should have seen it 30 years ago."

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    Angels and sponges are key indicators of reef health

    Sometimes I have no clue what I’m going to write about. Some folks might say I have no clue when I do know what I am going to write about.  

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    Community comes together for the reef

    Last weekend was filled with diving, snorkeling and partying, all to raise funds for Coral Restoration Foundation, a local non-profit which is rebuilding the reef using a unique method of growing and planting corals.

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    Dive, snorkel, glass bottom boat trips benefit Coral Restoration Foundation

    Space is still available for dive and snorkel trips this weekend to watch the Coral Restoration Foundation transplant coral on the reef off the Upper Keys. 

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    Winter relief on the Duane

    Last week we had some great conditions for diving, so we opted to spend some time on the Duane.  We did five dives in three days, with moderate current on one of the days. Being able to free fall from the dive boat to the wreck is a real treat on the Duane .  

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    When squids fly

    One of the animals I always see people go bonkers over are squid. Whether there are a few, or a whole squadron, everyone is always drawn to a squid sighting. And why not? 

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    Octopus arms are smart arms

    Last weekend my dive buddy Phil observed, up close and personal, a single dangling tentacle of a Man of War. We were descending on a mooring line and all of the sudden, I saw him shaking his hand back and forth quite rapidly. 

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    Food web dynamics are integral to reef ecosystems

    Lately (since the reef shark encounter in August) we have been diving Logan's Run a lot. We have a route that takes us out to the spot we frequently see the shark, all the way up past the nice elkhorn coral stand near Hole in the Wall, back through the Winch Hole, then out to the ledge for a straight...

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